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Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:00 pm
by HarvardHopeful95
Hi all! I am still waiting on an answer from Harvard (I applied in November) and I was wondering, should I send them an updated resume with the fact that I have been admitted into the National Political Science Honor Society and the Society of Scholars in Phi Alpha Delta (the pre law society)? Do you think it would make a difference?

Re: Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:22 pm
by sfn91
I'd probably say it won't make a difference. These are things that you'd be admitted to by virtue of your GPA, right? I think resume updates are usually only warranted when they're substantive, and this seems like it's just an extension of your GPA, and not a 'new' achievement. I'm not sure if it'd hurt though?

Re: Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:23 pm
by zot1
Please don't.

Re: Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:56 pm
by HarvardHopeful95
zot1 wrote:Please don't.


Would it hurt?

Re: Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:21 pm
by mjb447
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
zot1 wrote:Please don't.


Would it hurt?

It would be a little weird, and standing out in a weird way during law school admissions (particularly with a place that has as much ability to pick and choose as Harvard does) isn't risk free.

Re: Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:31 pm
by zot1
mjb447 wrote:
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
zot1 wrote:Please don't.


Would it hurt?

It would be a little weird, and standing out in a weird way during law school admissions (particularly with a place that has as much ability to pick and choose as Harvard does) isn't risk free.


It won't help AT ALL and it could hurt. Wanna take the risk anyway, be my guest? If you're lucky, it'll just get ignored anyway.

Re: Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:40 pm
by HarvardHopeful95
zot1 wrote:
mjb447 wrote:
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
zot1 wrote:Please don't.


Would it hurt?

It would be a little weird, and standing out in a weird way during law school admissions (particularly with a place that has as much ability to pick and choose as Harvard does) isn't risk free.


It won't help AT ALL and it could hurt. Wanna take the risk anyway, be my guest? If you're lucky, it'll just get ignored anyway.


Hm, I didn't think admission to honor societies could hurt but okay, I won't

Re: Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:08 pm
by zot1
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
zot1 wrote:
mjb447 wrote:
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
zot1 wrote:Please don't.


Would it hurt?

It would be a little weird, and standing out in a weird way during law school admissions (particularly with a place that has as much ability to pick and choose as Harvard does) isn't risk free.


It won't help AT ALL and it could hurt. Wanna take the risk anyway, be my guest? If you're lucky, it'll just get ignored anyway.


Hm, I didn't think admission to honor societies could hurt but okay, I won't


It's not your admission to the honor society that will hurt, it's the fact that you're bugging an overworked and underpaid admissions officer about something that isn't substantive enough to bump your application.

Re: Should I send Harvard an updated Resume for this??

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:47 pm
by mjb447
zot1 wrote:
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
zot1 wrote:
mjb447 wrote:
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:
zot1 wrote:Please don't.


Would it hurt?

It would be a little weird, and standing out in a weird way during law school admissions (particularly with a place that has as much ability to pick and choose as Harvard does) isn't risk free.


It won't help AT ALL and it could hurt. Wanna take the risk anyway, be my guest? If you're lucky, it'll just get ignored anyway.


Hm, I didn't think admission to honor societies could hurt but okay, I won't


It's not your admission to the honor society that will hurt, it's the fact that you're bugging an overworked and underpaid admissions officer about something that isn't substantive enough to bump your application.

+1. It may not be particularly likely to hurt you but, like zot1 said, it still could, and it definitely won't help.