Ask an Expert: Writing a Personal Statement

Question: I’m overwhelmed at the thought of writing a personal statement to accompany my graduate/professional/law school application. Where do I even begin?  

Answer: Most graduate programs ask for personal statements (sometimes called statements of purpose or statements of intent) to …

By Karissa Chabot-Purchase
Karissa Chabot-Purchase Career Consultant, James Madison College Karissa Chabot-Purchase
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Spartan Showcase: Undergraduate Research Clarifies Professional Aspirations

Rising fourth-year Michigan State University (MSU) student, Andrew McDonald, knows much about balancing responsibilities in the pursuit of his goals. Triple majoring through the College of Natural Science, the College of Engineering and the Honors College, McDonald is studying computer …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Bachelor's degree graduates continue education.

   

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Undergraduate students complete an internship.

 

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Bachelor's degree graduates work or continue education.

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