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employment question

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:43 pm

if you were previously academically dismissed from a law school, and you reapplied and got in, and for your 2l summer job the employment application asks you to explain any gaps, should you disclose your dismissal? one the one hand, it seems like i should because i'm not giving them a complete picture. on the other hand, how on earth would you expect students like me to get a job if we had to disclose it? really uncertain

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Re: employment question

Postby paperrev » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:50 pm

What was the reason for dismissal?

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Re: employment question

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:12 am

low gpa. i've turned it around, well above 3.0 now.

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Re: employment question

Postby paperrev » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:08 pm

Not ideal, but still better than not saying anything, I think. If you leave things vague, people tend to jump to the worse - even when you framed the question, my mind immediately went to either cheating or something criminal. Just be honest about it, maybe frame it in a "I was going through a personally tough period at the time, but I've turned it around and have the grades to prove it" kind of way. You have to keep in mind, it's all about optics.



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