listed a volunteer activity on application (date-present)

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staples88
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listed a volunteer activity on application (date-present)

Postby staples88 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:40 pm

but haven't really done it in a while. I didn't change the date on my resume because I didn't really quit either. It's a school-related thing so my inactivity has to do with the academic calendar.

I tried to get back into it after I already submitted my apps to keep the item active. I was scheduled to do some volunteer work one day but the coordinators canceled the event. All of this is documented by email.

Would something like this qualify for misrepresentation? Should I go for a day or two in the spring or is it too late?

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Re: listed a volunteer activity on application (date-present)

Postby wiz » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:38 pm

You're overthinking this. Sure, go for a day or two next semester if it'll help you sleep at night, but no one is going to care.

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Re: listed a volunteer activity on application (date-present)

Postby staples88 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:28 pm

even schools that care about softs like Chicago, Berkeley, Y?

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Re: listed a volunteer activity on application (date-present)

Postby wiz » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:47 am

If this is a game-changing soft, then it could have some impact at schools like Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley. I was saying that schools aren't going to care if you're still part of the volunteer group but haven't gone in a few months. Just list it. And go once or twice in the spring. Not something you should be worried about.

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Re: listed a volunteer activity on application (date-present)

Postby staples88 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:50 am

yea I'll list it but was it a good idea to list it as (date-present)? Would this be considered misrepresentation? I know it's unlikely that they'll reject/rescind solely because of this but I don't want this to give them a pretext either

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Re: listed a volunteer activity on application (date-present)

Postby wiz » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:05 am

I don't think it's misrepresentation since you're still a member, and it's definitely not grounds for rejecting you or rescinding an acceptance. Like I said, just go once next semester if you're really that worried. You'll be fine.




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