Can grad students dating undergrads
Link to department's website Charles King, a senior majoring in middle school education, will leave a big mark on UGA and Athens when he graduates.
He plans to spread his knowledge with Teach for America.“I plan to join the Teach for America 2015 Corps, where I’ll teach middle school English and social studies in metro Atlanta.
I’m a current undergrad applying to law schools this fall and am finalizing my resume.
I have a fairly senior professor/administrator who insists that students not put their Greek affiliation anywhere on their resume because he worries that being in a sorority/fraternity (or even the “wrong one”) could hurt a chance of a job/admissions offer.
Or can I hope that I won’t be judged to be a shallow, snooty “sorority girl” before they meet me?
I was not a member of a sorority in my undergrad years — something that I slightly regret now.
Now, that said, should Reader C put her leadership positions on her resume? I’m also not sure whether “leadership” is really a quality that grad schools are looking for, above and beyond, say, critical thinking, researching, and writing skills.
I often talk about my theory of preparing for an interview by thinking of three great traits, with stories to accompany them — I wouldn’t have a problem with you pulling a story from your leadership experience at the sorority.
But we soon saw we needed a third: promising people with unpromising ideas. It's very common for a group of founders to go through one lame idea before realizing that a startup has to make something people will pay for. Viaweb wasn't the first startup Robert Morris and I started.
I held a leadership role in my sorority (one where there was no committee under me, but I did initiate and successfully complete some large projects) and was also a recruitment counselor for Greek life for two years (a highly competitive position at my school).
If I omit these positions, my resume is rather sparse in the leadership category. Should I say that I was in Greek life, but leave the name of the sorority off?
I went about halfway through the “rush” process, but dropped out of the process before pledging (I seem to remember some frenzied late-night conversation with friends — you know the kind in college, where the World Suddenly Makes Sense — about how “sister” meant more to me than “group of girls I live with” and therefore I should drop out of the process.) In terms of my college social life, I don’t regret the decision at all — my friends and I had great fun, and I was very involved with a more subject-specific “residential college,” as NU called them — but in the many years since college, I’ve come to wonder whether a sorority affiliation would have been helpful from a networking perspective.
I seem to remember there being a slight bias against the Greek system from professors, administrators, and a lot of students* as well. In the “applying to grad school” context, I think there may be a bias against sorority girls and I think your professor might have some good points.