Personal Statement for Graduate StudyUB

Why might you be a stronger candidate for graduate

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Unformatted text preview: s9ons to ask yourself before you write What's special, unique, disCncCve, and/or impressive about you or your life story? What details of your life (personal or family problems, history, people or events that have shaped you or influenced your goals) might help the commi9ee be9er understand you or help set you apart from other applicants? When did you become interested in this field and what have you learned about it (and about yourself) that has further sCmulated your interest and reinforced your convicCon that you are well suited to this field? What insights have you gained? Ques9ons to ask yourself before you write How have you learned about this field— through classes, readings, seminars, work or other experiences, or conversaCons with people already in the field? If you have worked a lot during your college years, what have you learned (leadership or managerial skills, for example), and how has that work contributed to your growth? Ques9ons to ask yourself before you write What are your career goals? Are there any gaps or discrepancies in your academic record that you should explain (great grades but mediocre L SAT or G RE scores, for example, or a disCnct upward pa9ern to your G PA if it was only average in the beginning)? Have you had to overcome any unusual obstacles or hardships (for example, economic, familial, or physical) in your life? Ques9ons to ask yourself before you write What personal characterisCcs (for example, integrity, compassion, and/or persistence) do you possess...
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