In fact, Seth Allen, immediate past president of The Common Application, a group of 400 colleges and universities that use a standardized undergraduate application form, regards this as a widespread misconception, "that getting a paid job isn't nearly as valuable an experience as going to a physics boot camp or building homes for the less fortunate on a Caribbean island."
Work experience just as valuable as volunteering for applicants, says Dean of Admission Seth Allen
Wall Street Journal
New York, NY, United States
March 10, 2010
Seth Allen, dean of admission and financial aid
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