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question: shud i explain lack of extracurricular?

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question: shud i explain lack of extracurricular? [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2007, 07:13
I had very good extracurricualr in colleges (both undergrad and grad). However, once I joined work, I had to endure a divorce and took me almost three years to come out of it. During that time, I tried to focus on work as much as possible (even that was hard to do)

I did not mention this anywhere in essays, but if someone asks me (in interviews) why my post college excurr are weak, is that a good reason to tell? I had a trial session with some one at, she asked me that question but I did not give this reason
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2007, 07:23
Well I think its unreasonable to expect that people have extra curriculars throughout life well in school and college you did not have personal responsibilities hence you could afford to do

I think you should answer it in a positive way like you spent some time on self refelection and learning from past happenings and trying to avoid in future. This i believe will be like saying Things have been rough but I havent given up I am trying to learn and improve my self. Even great leaders go thru such times.

Saying you took time to get over, I feel sounds a bit -ve
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2007, 14:45
It's a valid explanation for dropping out of community life for a while. If someone asks, I would say simply that you had a number of family issues to deal with during that time. Your focus was on your family life and your work. Then turn to the positive: you did a lot in college (metion them - show depth of involvement and what you gained from them, and how they contributed to a happy planet) and really look forward to joining a new community where you are particularly excited about getting involved in XYZ.

Keep it positive. Don't dwell on the negative.
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