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veritas1 December 13th, 2015 7:41pm

Student A (poor) loves science but can't get an internship because he has to work a min wage summer job. Student B interns at his dad's lab over the summer, gaining skills A doesn't get. Should a competitive university only accept the Student Bs?

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johndoe88 rural
12/13/15 7:48 pm

Should they- No, Do they, not all the time, Dose student B have an "unfair" advantage, No, he still has to be committed, and it's because his parents did there work and got him that opportunity. Student A could work toward a better life for his offspring butting their needs way before his own, which is a grate accomplishment within itself.... Sorry I got a little to deep...

12/13/15 7:02 pm

There are other factors to consider, so no.

fluxcap Philadelphia
12/13/15 5:12 pm

Why would the students be accepted only this basis. Is the question "all other things being equal" or are we only to judge on this fact?

AKCowboysFan Anchorage m8
12/13/15 5:40 pm

I believe the point is to shed some light on why colleges giving preferential treatment to underprivileged applicants makes sense

fluxcap Philadelphia
12/13/15 6:11 pm

I get that, but potential students are far more than just a summer internship.

12/13/15 8:55 pm

AKCowboysFan, that's what I thought this question was getting at, too.

ndull Minnesota
12/13/15 3:13 pm

Well they're both working but why is Student A confined to working in the summer?

RB20 Indiana
12/13/15 2:57 pm

He can love it all he wants, can he do it tho?

12/13/15 2:52 pm

There's always grad school. Is this in the context of undergrad admissions?

kscott516 Revelation 5 6
12/13/15 2:44 pm

"Gaining skills", so yes, student B.

Rosebud Ohio
12/13/15 1:05 pm

Work experience is important too fwiw.