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Hello,

I'm not sure how to professionally talk about this in an admissions essay.

My greatest accomplishment in my life is beating poverty and homelessness. I didn't have anyone to support me. I was able to take care of myself. I was homeless in High School and college. I've been told that is says a lot about my character.

I think it is a very important part of my profile that AdComs should know about.

Any advice?


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You will need to find the right opportunity within your application package. You do not want to just jam it in a place within the application that does not make sense. It must feel authentic. Many schools may give you the opportunity to weave this into your application narrative but if they do not you do not want to artificially include. If you make it to the interview stage you for sure will have an easy way to include when asked the question - "tell me about yourself"
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1trailer2onepercent wrote:
Hello,

I'm not sure how to professionally talk about this in an admissions essay.

My greatest accomplishment in my life is beating poverty and homelessness. I didn't have anyone to support me. I was able to take care of myself. I was homeless in High School and college. I've been told that is says a lot about my character.

I think it is a very important part of my profile that AdComs should know about.

Any advice?


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Congratulations dearest..
It truly is a big accomplishment. It is also a very potent voice about your character, but I suppose you know this yourself, the answers will define HOW you fit it in. You will either have to do a lot of research yourself, or engage a good application editor.
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New post 08 Feb 2018, 06:21
1trailer2onepercent wrote:
Hello,

I'm not sure how to professionally talk about this in an admissions essay.

My greatest accomplishment in my life is beating poverty and homelessness. I didn't have anyone to support me. I was able to take care of myself. I was homeless in High School and college. I've been told that is says a lot about my character.

I think it is a very important part of my profile that AdComs should know about.

Any advice?


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That is indeed very impressive and I glad to hear that you are in a better place now. I definitely think this is something you should mention, as it must have had an impact on you and it also makes you unique, of course. Now, the question is how to mention it and that may be the tricky part, depending on where you are applying.

Therefore, I would advise you, if at all possible, to work with a professional editor or editing service for a few of the essays at least (the most important ones), you could probably get some ideas to reuse for some of the other essays that way, but don’t attempt to do it all on your own if you are not sure how to present it all.
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