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Old 07-28-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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It's a term I've never heard until recently. I understood what it meant, but its not a phrase I've ever really heard used. I think when I did hear it, it was on TV or something. IMO, I think it's kind of goofy sounding, but to each his own. I asked both my college student sons and they said it's not a term they ever hear used. Maybe it's a regional thing.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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Wow, this is really scary that someone who doesn't understand what the "rising" phrase means is reading resumes and potentially has the power to hire someone. Definitely not a regional thing. Just wow.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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I was on an admissions committee for a graduate program about 5 years ago and I have never seen nor heard of this term "rising". To me, it sounds kind of strange, though I would not discount a person's application based on this alone. If a term can be so misunderstood, then it is probably best not to use it at all. You never know who is on your admissions committee...
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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I heard it used all the time in college, not so much in high school (though I was in the west for high school and the east for college).
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I heard it used all the time in college, not so much in high school (though I was in the west for high school and the east for college).
That's exactly my experience. We used it all the time in college (maryland) but never in hs (california).
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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DH sees tons of resumes from undergrads and grad students applying for both internships and full time positions in science/technical positions and he says he never sees this phrase. That said, his particular industry only typically recruits from a handful of schools predominately located in the southwest.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I used it all the time in elementary through high school (92-2006 in the Southeast) but never really heard it in college (in Boston).

It probably does not occur to many people that it's a term that can be confusing. It would never have occurred to me until I read this thread.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: LA
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lol They won't be rising after you see their resume.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Wow, this is really scary that someone who doesn't understand what the "rising" phrase means is reading resumes and potentially has the power to hire someone. Definitely not a regional thing. Just wow.
I don't hold it against anyone since I don't judge people based on a single phrase and I have seen it so often that it almost looks like a standard phrase that I have failed to understand. However, it does make me cringe.

So, if someone says, "I am a rising senior," it basically means, "I will be a senior this Fall," or "I am entering my senior year." Is that accurate?
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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Yes, that's the way it's meant.
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