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    I don't want mine to be terribly generic but at the same time I worry that it's a risky move to add a little story about how I got interested in economics...
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    (Original post by amelienine)
    I don't want mine to be terribly generic but at the same time I worry that it's a risky move to add a little story about how I got interested in economics...
    Yes definitely! I applied for economics a few years ago and my PS had a small anecdote at the start as to how I got interested.
    I'd suggest keeping it only a sentence long, short and simple and make sure it follows onto something you then went and did (e.g. first got interested after visiting some 3rd world country on a school trip and meeting people who benefitted from micro loans to start local businesses. Once you came home you read up on different types of financial markets, went to a talk etc.)
    That kind of thing is just an example obviously, but don't bother with an anecdote as to when you got interested in economics or ppe (whatever you are applying to) if you don't follow it up with something it lead you to do.
 
 
 
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