Past Event

How to Get Started on Your Graduate School Personal Statement

January 27, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online Online

Whether a grad application asks you to write a personal statement or statement of purpose, we know that figuring out how to approach it and what to write can be challenging. We’re here to help you get started. In this program, you can expect to come away with an understanding of: - The different types of application essays graduate schools may ask you to write - The purpose of the essay(s) within the content of the application - Strategies to get started on, draft, and revise your essays - The resources at CCE, Columbia, and beyond you can use for support in your writing process WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT This program will be in two parts. You can attend either or both parts of the session: - 12:00–12:30 p.m. EST: Overview of graduate school essays and resources - 12:30–1:00 p.m. EST: Independently work on your graduate school materials and/or ask questions of CCE career counselors No preparation is required for this workshop. Eligibility: Undergraduate students and undergraduate alumni of CC, SEAS, and GS Camera Settings: On or off; you are welcome to simply listen in. Should you wish to participate more actively, we welcome your contributions via video, audio, or chat. Dress Code: N/A Resume Required?: No

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Sarah Goldberg