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What "Defines" a Hook ... and Do I Have One?

Question: What defines as a “hook”? Since I travel every year and have had consistent work experience in another country, does this count as a hook? or would it have to be something extremely unique like being in a small foreign documentary or dancing at an international folk festival? Lastly, if these hooks are in your resume, would it be more beneficial for one to write about it in their essay? Thank you.

If you backed an admission official up against a wall (not a strategy that The Dean advises, by the way), most would probably tell you that a student with a “hook” is one who is:

-a recruited athlete

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