Building a personal statement

When it comes to achieving academic and career goals, personal statements are everywhere. This site has been designed to get you started.

You need to remember that:

1. Personal statements are about academic marketing

2. There are different types of personal statements

3. Personal statements are your opportunity for direct applicant input

4. Your job is to create visual images

5. You must address negatives in a thoughtful way

6. Personal statements are a good time to consider “writing right