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A few quesitons about work experience essays and transcript [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 09:49
Hi,

I just had a few questions about work experience essays and school transcripts.

1) Some of the applications like Harvard's as for you to explain in 250 words what your biggest accomplishments are and what your biggest challenges are and some of your responsibilities. These questions are under your work experience and not under the essays. Should I be treating these exactly as essays? (ie well written, non bullet point?)

2) I have attended many schools. I took 4.5 years to get my undergraduate degree, spending 2 years at my first undergraduate institution, and my 2.5 years at my degree granting institution. Along the way, I also took courses, which I received credit for towards my degree at a third institution. Post undergraduate, I spent time at a lesser name school, technically as a graduate student, but I only have taken a few sciences classes (5 classes) as a part timer.

My question is should I name all the schools I have attended post/during undergraduate? Or should I elect to only report schools that counted towards my undergraduate degree. The reason I ask is because I feel that my graduate courses veer away and make my application look bad, even though I did well. Do schools have a means of checking all schools which a student has attended?

3) Should I reporting my true salary/bonus? Does this matter?

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Re: A few quesitons about work experience essays and transcript [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 21:00
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Hey!
To answer your questions:
1. Bullet points are totally fine in the application form.
2. Only name the schools that counted. Otherwise you risk setting yourself up to have to give them a lengthy explanation which is perhaps better avoided.
3. Of course. They ask, and you should tell them the truth.

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