Jun 3, 2017
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Hey everyone, I know this is something that always comes up, but I"ma gain struggling with diversity.

I'm Asian-American, parents are immigrants, upper middle-class. Haven't had too many different life experiences, apart from always going to Asia during summers (but most similar applicants have as well).

Do you think it would be appropriate to talk about how my family is a diverse mix of hindu, muslim, and christian, and I've been exposed to all three religions heavily over the course of my life? And try to spin the diversity into something culturally competentish?

One other thing is that I used to teach young kids guitar for a while, maybe tie this into teaching?

Thanks for the help.
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The “diversity” prompt for secondaries (as in "How will you add to the diversity of our class"?) is NOT about your ethnic background. It’s about what unique thing do you bring to the entering Class? Think of it this way: if I asked your three best friends “what’s the coolest thing about you?” what would they say?
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Where did you get a diversity essay requirement? AMCAS? Secondaries? Something else?
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