emkay625 wrote: Flips88 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:I do not have any diverse attributes to speak of. For other schools, I'm writing about having work experience, but that does not make me diverse for NU. The only other interesting things about me are I'm married and I'm a national award-winning public speaker. Those do not seem worthy of a diversity statement. Do I BS one or do I just not do it?
Being married isn't really special at NU. I can think of 6 or 7 people off the top of my head that are married in my section alone.
This is my thought. I think I'm way too vanilla for a diversity statement. I just don't want them to think I was just being lazy! I feel like as a splitter, the rest of my app has to be perfect to make up for my 3.23.
Did you ever . . .
-Study unusual subject matter in school? (Russian literature, Engineering, Neuroscience, etc.)
-Live in a wide variety of places?
-Work in a low-income area?
-Work with disadvantaged people?
-Suffer discrimination for being a woman?
-Suffer discrimination for religious beliefs?
-Survive a random event? (car accident/hurricane/tornado/earthquake, etc.)
-Participate in a strange hobby?
-Achieve great success at something? (Your public speaking might work.)
-Need to provide care to a family member?
-Battle depression/or an illness?
-Suffer financial hardship?
-Work in the military? TFA? AmeriCorps?
-Learn that you have weird family lineage/relation?
-Have an impressive internship?
These are all things that an alum at GULC told me to consider when I visited. I'm sure there's something about you that's diverse, you just have to find it and position it in that way.