Application photo? - page 2

by mattfd37

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Other than to see someones ethnicity what is the purpose for attaching a photo to an application? Isn't this against the law and discrimination?... Read More


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    Im an applying to Bridgeport as well. I have a BS in Biological Sciences from UCONN. My GPA is not that great, 2.9 but I have some impressive course work on my list. I have all my pre recs done with B or above taken at UCONN and I have years of experience national and international involving humanitarian involvement on Health Care. I don't want my photo to be a close up glamor shot not do I want to send in my bland passport picture. So, I decided to send a photo of me with a boy named Ben, who was my friend at a camp for people with and without special needs. He was my age but had down's and I was his full time "side kick". It's a cute pic, we are in front of a lake lying down on the grass, he is holding me, I am wearing a flower print dress and a good part of my legs are showing, and I have a sun cap on. I choose this photo because I represents a moment in my life when I felt a strong urge to go into the health care field and really made my decision to become a nurse. This photo is directly related to my personal statement which is about camp. Am I being too flashy? Do they use the photo simply for identification purposes or to glance deeper into you personality? Should I include a short explanation or a reference in my personal statement? Please help! I need to send out my app asap.
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    Quote from teterichko123
    Im an applying to Bridgeport as well. I have a BS in Biological Sciences from UCONN. My GPA is not that great, 2.9 but I have some impressive course work on my list. I have all my pre recs done with B or above taken at UCONN and I have years of experience national and international involving humanitarian involvement on Health Care. I don't want my photo to be a close up glamor shot not do I want to send in my bland passport picture. So, I decided to send a photo of me with a boy named Ben, who was my friend at a camp for people with and without special needs. He was my age but had down's and I was his full time "side kick". It's a cute pic, we are in front of a lake lying down on the grass, he is holding me, I am wearing a flower print dress and a good part of my legs are showing, and I have a sun cap on. I choose this photo because I represents a moment in my life when I felt a strong urge to go into the health care field and really made my decision to become a nurse. This photo is directly related to my personal statement which is about camp. Am I being too flashy? Do they use the photo simply for identification purposes or to glance deeper into you personality? Should I include a short explanation or a reference in my personal statement? Please help! I need to send out my app asap.
    I'd stay away from the photo laying on the grass with Ben holding you... not quite the professional image that you're looking for (despite the sweet reason behind it). I would go with a shoulders-up photo of you wearing a conservative blouse and a neat, conservative hairdo... minimal make-up... smile with both your mouth and your eyes.
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    should I i send a pro shot or just get my mom to take a head shot of me on the home camera?
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    Not sure how a Photo is going to identify Ethnicity. No one looking at me would be able to identify my ethnicity without asking. In some people it might "seem" a little more obvious but it often is assumed wrong.
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    Quote from teterichko123
    should I i send a pro shot or just get my mom to take a head shot of me on the home camera?
    I'd go with the latter but then have it printed commercially (e.g. Costco)
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    Mine was a picture someone took of me at work with their phone. I just printed it on regular paper. Make sure your application is perfect before you glue it on. Good luck
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    Usually, the reason given is to "put a face with the name". Riiiiiiight.
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    I just took Micro with about 50 nursing students. Some of them need instruction on what professional appearance is. If that school had required a photo, maybe more professional students would get accepted. Just a theory!!
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    my school attatched a picture to the app as well.. i asked why and the recruiter told me that once they had a mother-daughter team try to trick them. the mom came in and took her entrance exam and did her interview for her, then the daughter just stepped in to take her place in the class.. of course they caught them, but they said they have the pictures on there so they can make sure its you when you show up.. and she said it helps them remember who you were when they are selecting applicants. *shrugs* i didnt really care.


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