Guide to Writing Personal Statements

 

photoPurpose of a Personal Statement

A personal statement, also known as a statement of purpose, demonstrates your unique qualifications as well as your writing ability, creativity, and career goals. Admissions committee members are looking for interesting, insightful and non-generic personal statements.

CREATE AN OUTLINE

Target your personal statement by gathering info about each grad program. Then, mirror their needs into your essay. You want the admissions committee to read every line of your statement and say, “This is exactly what we need!”                               

DEVELOP YOUR CONTENT

Possible Essay Topics:

SUGGESTIONS


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