Yikes...glad I had no interviews to get into grad school
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This article describes a study in which researchers found that when there was an in-person interview, obese applicants were less likely to be accepted into graduate programs. When there was a phone interview or no interview at all, obese applicants were just as likely as non-obese students to get in.
I was definitely very obese when I applied for grad school....thank goodness they didn't interview me in person! Though of course they wouldn't have necessarily discriminated. But still. Even knowing that some programs do discriminate, intentionally or not - that's just awful. I mean, I know such discrimination happens when seeking employment, but when it comes to your education?? Somehow, maybe because grad school wasn't that long ago for me, that seems worse to me.
Some day, we'll get past these kinds of issues, right??