First in immediate family question

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bkrandy
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First in immediate family question

Postby bkrandy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:10 am

I was the first in my immediate family to attend and complete college, however, I am second when including the rest of my family.

When writing a personal statement, would I be able to simply state something like "I was the first in my family to attend college" or would I need to phrase it like "I was the first in my immediate family to attend college?

I also have a year of retail management experience. Is this even a significant/relevant enough job to put in a put in a personal statement/resume?

Edit: please move to personal statements section I accidentally posted it here.

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Chickensoup
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Re: First in immediate family question

Postby Chickensoup » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:08 am

bkrandy wrote:I was the first in my immediate family to attend and complete college, however, I am second when including the rest of my family.

When writing a personal statement, would I be able to simply state something like "I was the first in my family to attend college" or would I need to phrase it like "I was the first in my immediate family to attend college?

I also have a year of retail management experience. Is this even a significant/relevant enough job to put in a put in a personal statement/resume?

Edit: please move to personal statements section I accidentally posted it here.


You can say you are the first in your family. Can you imagine if they took the time to research your family history and then consequently ding you because your interpretation of their ambiguous question did not coincide with theirs?

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Re: First in immediate family question

Postby Swimp » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:27 am

I agree. When I use the phrase "my family," I'm generally referring to my immediate family.




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