Sep 4, 2015
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Hi Guys...have a kind of serious problem. I forgot to fill in the "Hobbies and Interests" section of the application!

I have already applied, so I can't change it anymore. I was actually editing the text to make it really nice (sitcoms, music, some of the stuff I was going to mention), but I forgot to copy and paste and now I can't do anything about it since I applied already! :(

How serious is it?

If they ask me in IVs about it should I be honest and say I forgot? Or should I say/do something else?

In my PS I mention "reading biographies about musicians and watching documentaries" as something I do...does that help at all?

It was so stupid to forget it, I'm worried and didn't see any threads about it :(
 

the argus

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I think it's likely better to have nothing than to have sitcoms.

But seriously, PDs use this stuff to break the ice during interviews. It's the very rare instance wheare the hobbies/interests section plays a significant role in choosing an applicant to interview/match.
 
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Xerxes1729

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In general it's not of any significance and is completely unverifiable, but if you put something down, be able to talk about it. If you say you like to read, be able to name and talk about the most recent book you finished. If you say you like to cook, be ready to rattle of some things you like to cook or are good at making. Etc.
 
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Sep 4, 2015
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I think it's likely better to have nothing than to have sitcoms.

But seriously, PDs use this stuff to break the ice during interviews. It's the very rare instance wheare the hobbies/interests section plays a significant role in choosing an applicant to interview/match.
Hahaha, thanks, good to know it's not THAT serious.
 

eli20

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I think it's likely better to have nothing than to have sitcoms.

But seriously, PDs use this stuff to break the ice during interviews. It's the very rare instance wheare the hobbies/interests section plays a significant role in choosing an applicant to interview/match.
What's wrong with sitcoms?

I'd rather see that than "my hobby is reading journal articles."
 
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