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Applying to Grad School Essay writing for SLP - not enough experience

Discussion in 'Speech Pathology [ Ph.D. ]' started by anilynn, Dec 16, 2016.

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  1. anilynn


    Dec 16, 2016
    Hey everyone

    So, I'm currently an undergraduate in a Communicative Disorders and Sciences program applying for grad school. I have a problem and that is that I don't have a lot of experience outside of school that are SLP-related. I originally was going towards a degree in Accounting, but certain things happened with my family and an illness, and I decided to drop out of business school but realized that I really wanted to be an SLP instead. So here I am, about to finish undergrad and wanting to get into grad school, but I don't have anything really to show on my resume or an experience I can really talk about in my essay.

    Consequently, I've decided that perhaps I should write about the fact that I haven't had much experience because of certain things that happened during business school, to perhaps show to the undergraduate admissions of wherever I'm deciding to go why I haven't had as many experiences as my peers.

    Do any of you think this is a good idea? Or does anyone happen to have any other suggestions? ):
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  3. Pseudonymous101

    Pseudonymous101 Rehab Sciences Professional/MD reapplicant 7+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2008
    I would try to get at the very least some observation hours and to have 1-2 strong reasons and qualities ready to list that can justify your interest. Do not focus only on justifying your lack of experience because I'm afraid it might just draw more attention to it. Do you read up or watch anything related to the field? How did you learn about it?

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