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Hey 🐠 — Want to get a general pulse on an essay angle. So I have a really rough, gritty socioeconomic background. I was on track to become a product of my upbringing until I got caught for a minor misdemeanor as a teenager (think shoplifting, smoking, etc) which caused me to turn my life around. Ended up hustling to get a good degree, full ride, good job; I’m very far removed from this incident now. Is this an appropriate essay topic or red flag? It is a genuine part of my story. Targeting T15.

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I don't think it's off limits. If you do write about it, I would focus on how it changed your perspective & informs your future goals. At the end of the day, the mba essays should signal that your motivations/goals are well thought out and you're employable

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I think this is a great topic for something like the Darden app’s question about extenuating life circumstances or Johnson’s “back of your resume” question. IMO not a red flag, just make sure it actually fits the prompt and don’t try to jam it into an essay that’s asking for something different.

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