[FUN_Mail] Question on grad school applications

Meg Upchurch mupchurch at transy.edu
Wed Oct 18 15:43:28 EDT 2017

Dear fellow FUN members:

A student in our program is applying to neuroscience graduate programs and
has found that some of the applications provide spaces where he can paste
links to his social media accounts. I and my fellow faculty members are
surprised to see this and we wonder about the optics -- will he look as if
he is trying to hide something if he doesn't post links? On the balance, we
feel that asking for the links is getting a little too personal for an
academic application, but we're curious about how other mentors of
undergraduates feel and what kinds of advice you might give.

Thank you for your responses,
Meg Upchurch

Margaret Upchurch, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Program Director for Neuroscience
Transylvania University
300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797
(859) 233-8252
mupchurch at transy.edu
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