butterfingers2010 Posted September 21, 2011 Share Posted September 21, 2011 I am applying to Northwestern's graduate school and they are requesting an "optional" diversity statement on their application. I am at a loss to figure out if I should do this or not. I don't really consider myself diverse, traditionally speaking. I am a white female from a suburban, lower middle class family. The only thing really "diverse" about me is my socioeconomic status..I am low-income, but aren't pretty much all 20 somethings just starting their career? I'm from a military family and am the first of my family to earn a bachelor's degree, but I'm not really sure if either of those things qualifies me for being "diverse" enough to write a statement about it. I've also done a fair share of traveling, but I don't consider that to be too unusual this day in age, either. Has anybody else had to try to figure this one out? What did you end up doing? I don't want to look like I'm just writing the essay for the sake of writing it, but I don't want to NOT write it if it could help me out in some way. Sigaba 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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