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"Special skills" Section

CameronSeibCameronSeib Posts: 56Registered User Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Georgetown University
After you list your extracurricular activities, the application gives you some room to talk about a special talent or skill that you possess. I assumed this to be stuff like musical talent, acting talent, technological talent, etc.

Knowing this, I could not think of anything to put in the area for myself? Did everyone else use up the area? If so, what did you put in there?
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Replies to: "Special skills" Section

  • michaelungerrrmichaelungerrr Posts: 448Registered User Member
    I saw this as kind of a fun personality section on the application, hobbies per say? I can't remember exactly what I put but I remember saying I was into foreign foods and cooking vegetarian dishes? haha
  • dancer4collegedancer4college Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    Do you think this would be a good place to put things like National Merit Semi-finalist or AP Scholars w/ Distinction? There's really no where else to put things like that.
  • michaelungerrrmichaelungerrr Posts: 448Registered User Member
    Are those things talents/skills? No...theyre unoriginal, you just worked harder than others to do better on exams etc. Be creative with it.
  • SFShoyaSFShoya Posts: 134Registered User Junior Member
    @dancer, Georgetown is fine with submitting a resume with that kind of stuff. Use the special skills section for something more fun or personal that would be out of place on a resume.
  • DorkoaDorkoa Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    I had this same question as i was filling out the app
    would me being good at Tae Kwon Do (12 years competetive) be the type of thing theyre looking for?
    i also play ultimate frisbee and Jazz guitar would those be good to mention?
    or would it be repetitve since theyre on my activities list?
  • UVAorBustUVAorBust Posts: 2,504Registered User Senior Member
    I plan on writing about my passoin for all different types of food :O
  • chicagograd2011chicagograd2011 Posts: 98Registered User Junior Member
    So, would enjoying creative writing and showing some (but somewhat limited :) ) talent for it be something to put there?
  • CameronSeibCameronSeib Posts: 56Registered User Junior Member
    I talked to the Admissions Office. The guy there said it's an area to expand upon your awards/positions if you didn't have enough room in the activities section. And after that, you can mention any little thing that is unique about you, significant or not.

    So I first wrote out the awards I had received in my extracurricular activities that I couldn't fit up top. And then I wrote out three sentences about unique hobbies I have.
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