Personal Information, Activities, and Awards

In the Background, Activities and Interests section and in the Awards and Honors section of the application, we encourage you to tell us more about yourself.

Personal Information

As part of the application process, we ask you for some personal information, including:

  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Family information
  • Social Security number (for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only; only the last four digits will be visible in your application)

We understand that this is confidential and sensitive information. We use industry standard safeguards to protect your data.

Optional Question

In this section, we provide an optional opportunity for you to discuss your background more fully and how it has shaped your perspective.

We know that each person is more than a list of facts or pre-defined categories. Please feel free to elaborate on how your background or life experiences have helped shape your recent actions or choices- (up to 1,200 characters, or approximately 200 words).

Activities and Interests

Help us get to know you better by sharing how you spend your time outside of work or class, both during and since college. Examples of activities in which you are or have been involved may include athletic, charitable, civic, community, or professional (both through your employer and outside). A sustained depth of commitment in one or two activities may demonstrate your passion more than minimal participation in five or six organizations.

Be sure to:

  • Report meaningful activities in which you participated as an undergraduate or graduate student as well as those in which you participated after completing your degree(s).
  • Avoid using acronyms to describe your activities.

Awards and Honors

We want to know about the accomplishments for which you’ve received recognition (congratulations!). In your application, you may list up to five awards or honors and describe the bases upon which you were selected. These may include academic, civic, or professional activities.