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Deserving Porcupine
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Advisable or pretentious?

Postby Deserving Porcupine » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:04 am

I'm probably over thinking this but am curious to get some external feedback.

When sending in a LOCI, would it be advisable to reference a graduate degree in the signature line? Would this be an OK way to make yourself stand out or hopefully spark some recollection with the adcomm as to your particular application? Or would it risk coming across as pretentious? I'm just trying to decide whether the signature line should read "Deserving Porcupine" or whether "Deserving Porcupine, PhD" might sound better.

Thoughts?

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby eck456 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:05 am

Deserving Porcupine wrote:I'm probably over thinking this but am curious to get some external feedback.

When sending in a LOCI, would it be advisable to reference a graduate degree in the signature line? Would this be an OK way to make yourself stand out or hopefully spark some recollection with the adcomm as to your particular application? Or would it risk coming across as pretentious? I'm just trying to decide whether the signature line should read "Deserving Porcupine" or whether "Deserving Porcupine, PhD" might sound better.

Thoughts?


I didn't do it, but mine's only a masters so less exciting? But since I'm dual degree candidate I did do:

School X Degree Candidate
School Y JD Applicant

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby Dcc617 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:06 am

I suspect you're overestimating how much attention they'll pay to this.

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby Deserving Porcupine » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:09 am

Dcc617 wrote:I suspect you're overestimating how much attention they'll pay to this.



Like I said, I'm probably over thinking this, but obsessing over largely irrelevant details seems to be a thing applicants do, so just bear with me.

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby bretby » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:08 pm

Deserving Porcupine wrote:I'm probably over thinking this but am curious to get some external feedback.

When sending in a LOCI, would it be advisable to reference a graduate degree in the signature line? Would this be an OK way to make yourself stand out or hopefully spark some recollection with the adcomm as to your particular application? Or would it risk coming across as pretentious? I'm just trying to decide whether the signature line should read "Deserving Porcupine" or whether "Deserving Porcupine, PhD" might sound better.

Thoughts?


I think it looks tacky. It would draw attention to you, but not in a good way, imo.

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:08 pm

Yeah, don't do this. They're going to match up your LOCI with your application; they'll know you're the dude(ette) with the Ph.D.

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby Deserving Porcupine » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:23 pm

Thanks, folks! Seems like the consensus is no, and that's the answer I was leaning towards in the first place.

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby Keilz » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:01 pm

I think it would be more acceptable in a science/engineering/medical field

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby MikeSpivey » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:04 pm

Deserving Porcupine wrote:I'm probably over thinking this but am curious to get some external feedback.

When sending in a LOCI, would it be advisable to reference a graduate degree in the signature line? Would this be an OK way to make yourself stand out or hopefully spark some recollection with the adcomm as to your particular application? Or would it risk coming across as pretentious? I'm just trying to decide whether the signature line should read "Deserving Porcupine" or whether "Deserving Porcupine, PhD" might sound better.

Thoughts?


I doubt it would come across as pretentious (it could but unlikely) but I see zero value-add of having it as a signature block. So I personally wouldn't do it.

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby LHS17 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:49 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
Deserving Porcupine wrote:I'm probably over thinking this but am curious to get some external feedback.

When sending in a LOCI, would it be advisable to reference a graduate degree in the signature line? Would this be an OK way to make yourself stand out or hopefully spark some recollection with the adcomm as to your particular application? Or would it risk coming across as pretentious? I'm just trying to decide whether the signature line should read "Deserving Porcupine" or whether "Deserving Porcupine, PhD" might sound better.

Thoughts?


I doubt it would come across as pretentious (it could but unlikely) but I see zero value-add of having it as a signature block. So I personally wouldn't do it.


Yeah, sounds countercyclical

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby MikeSpivey » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:54 pm

LHS17 wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
Deserving Porcupine wrote:I'm probably over thinking this but am curious to get some external feedback.

When sending in a LOCI, would it be advisable to reference a graduate degree in the signature line? Would this be an OK way to make yourself stand out or hopefully spark some recollection with the adcomm as to your particular application? Or would it risk coming across as pretentious? I'm just trying to decide whether the signature line should read "Deserving Porcupine" or whether "Deserving Porcupine, PhD" might sound better.

Thoughts?


I doubt it would come across as pretentious (it could but unlikely) but I see zero value-add of having it as a signature block. So I personally wouldn't do it.


Yeah, sounds countercyclical


Whats a counter cycle? Answer please.

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby Nebby » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:57 pm

What masochist gets a PhD and JD

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby Deserving Porcupine » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:58 am

Nebby wrote:What masochist gets a PhD and JD


*Raises hand*

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:43 am

Deserving Porcupine wrote:
Nebby wrote:What masochist gets a PhD and JD


*Raises hand*

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Re: Advisable or pretentious?

Postby seeprybyrun » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:34 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Deserving Porcupine wrote:
Nebby wrote:What masochist gets a PhD and JD


*Raises hand*




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