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JD Lunch Chat Series: The Personal Statement, Resume and Addenda - Shared screen with speaker view
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
24:59
Welcome to GGU Law and please mute yourself.
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
28:39
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Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
30:22
Application requirements: https://law.ggu.edu/admissions/application-requirements/#jd-requirements
Kelly Crosby
44:19
If there was a traumatic event that led us to pursue law school, is it acceptable to write about that? Many ‘guides’ say to stay away from controversial or divisive topics.
Shannon Birchler | GGU Law
44:45
Excellent question, Kelly. Thank you for asking!
Nina Panugaling
46:33
Would you advise “recycling” a personal statement submitted in an application for a previous admission cycle?
Kelly Crosby
46:39
Thank you, I appreciate it.
Shannon Birchler | GGU Law
47:19
Thank you for the question, Nina!
Nina Panugaling
48:06
I agree! Wonderful insight! Thank you.
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
48:14
Throughout the webinar, if there is any question you want to ask offline, feel free to reach us anytime at: lawadmissions@ggu.edu. We are here to help you!
Katy Williams
55:13
I am a non-traditional applicant, with a graduate degree and a decade of work experience. Should I still have a one-page resume?
Elena Pecot-Zuniga
55:23
If we have a gap in our employment, should we address that in an addendum? (Or where specifically in our application materials?)
Shannon Birchler | GGU Law
56:16
Great questions Katy and Elena!
Jaelisa Vega
57:51
should we include all of our volunteer experience or just the most recent years? and do we need to put specific dates along with contact info or just list the org we volunteered with?
Shannon Birchler | GGU Law
57:56
Hi Elena! I think addressing the gap in an addendum or your personal statement would work well. It depends upon where you think it will fit best.
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
58:56
@ Jaelisa: Volunteer experience is so valuable to your resume...def include the volunteer experience that will strengthen your resume
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
59:38
@ Jaelisa: specific dates are very helpful as well
Jaelisa Vega
01:01:47
Thank you, do we need to include contact info with the volunteer info or just add those to references or is that not needed on the resume?
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
01:02:29
@Jaelisa: If there supervisor is still working at the place you volunteered at, would be great to include their contact info
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
01:04:33
@ Jaelisa: would be best to add that to the references area
Jaelisa Vega
01:05:05
Thank you!
Kelly Crosby
01:11:22
What is the typical length of the diversity statement?
Rose Donaghue
01:12:01
There are many for whom “C and F” and diversity intersect, (for some disability, race or simply having experienced marginalization because of an arrest record etc.) Do you have any suggestions for taking responsibility while speaking honestly about assumptions we have dealt with?
Shannon Birchler | GGU Law
01:14:48
As we wrap up in a few minutes, we would like to thank you all for attending! We hope you will join us for additional upcoming webinars this fall. You can view the full Fall 2021 schedule and register here: https://law.ggu.edu/admissions/events-and-orientation/
Rose Donaghue
01:14:49
Yes. Thank you
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
01:15:19
Did you miss our previous JD Lunch Chat session? Feel free to watch our previous session: JD Lunch Chat Series: General Application Tips and Tricks at:https://ggu.zoom.us/rec/share/vJgDMiLOkVabZdexkOQQLCngsvFrM62J8L1cSvumHXqlV-mdhi01Q8jQ4kfupqaH._duMNbWgIOPg3C7O
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
01:15:32
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Kimberly Kuhn
01:17:09
Thank you!
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
01:17:22
Please reach us anytime at lawadmissions@ggu.edu
Jaelisa Vega
01:17:50
Thank you, this was very helpful!
J Bryan Cavallaro
01:17:53
Thank you very much. This session was incredibly informative.
Mary Miller
01:18:04
Thank you so much!
EnLi Su
01:18:04
Thank you for sharing today! Really appreciate it!
Dashila Hernandez
01:18:07
Thank you so much! It was a lot of great information!
Aggie Hernandez
01:18:08
Thank you!
Elena Pecot-Zuniga
01:18:11
Thank yo so much!
Rose Donaghue
01:18:19
Thank you!
Odaya Buta
01:18:23
Thank you so much for the very informattive session.
Nina Panugaling
01:18:24
Will we get access to the recording?
Nina Panugaling
01:18:34
Thanks! :)
Cynetra Freeman
01:18:35
Thank you
Mateo Jenkins | Assistant Director of Admissions
01:19:02
@ Nina - we wil be sharing future recording in emails