What are the steps to create a good personal statement?
So, I know how important personal essays are in college applications. But, I am unsure on how to make a good personal statement. I've heard people say that to make a personal statement stand out, you just write about yourself. Is there other things colleges want to see in a personal statement? #college #human-resources #resume #college-applications #personal-statements #personal-objective
You ask a very good question, and yes, colleges do want to hear about yourself. If there is a prompt make sure you answer it, but most personal statements include your reasons for wanting to get into a specific kind of program/major and your reason for picking their college. For undergraduate degree applicants, colleges want to know what you are thinking in terms of college and career objectives too.
I recommend first thinking of various experiences that has helped shape you as a person, providing the background information, the problems/obstacles, what you've learned, and how you decided to tackle these problems going forward. This brainstorming session will be a great start to creating a good personal statement.