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Resume/Personal statement help!!

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Hey everyone! I graduated from undergrad a few years ago and am now applying for the fall 2020 grad programs. Is there anyone that would want to chat about resumes/personal statements? I'm finishing up my resume but am nearly clueless for my statement. Would love to bounce ideas off someone if anyone is interested!

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https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/job_search_writing/preparing_an_application/writing_the_personal_statement/index.html

https://www.prepscholar.com/gre/blog/graduate-school-personal-statement-examples/

https://www.csuci.edu/careerdevelopment/services/sample-graduate-school-admissions-essays.pdf

Hello, I used these websites to get my mind going about what I wanted to say.  Once that happened, I just wrote a very personal letter of intent that stated why I wanted to become a speech pathologist.  Once you find and make that connection, everything should flow.  Good luck!

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Thank you for responding! Being out of school has made it a bit difficult to get myself to focus on this. I'll check these sites out!

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I've been out of school for a while, so writing isn't something that is easy anymore (nor has ever been!).  I talked about the whole process, from why I decided to pursue speech to researching different programs.  Also, finding that personal connection and discussing it.  Good luck!

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@mountaingirl135 Hello, you can totally bounce ideas off me! For a personal statement, try to focus on making the statement a little bit subjective to highlight why you are interested in this field, what your goals are, why ignites you to pursue grad school. Share a moving experience, but keep details brief and then finish the statement off in a more formal manner by highlighting the grad school's pros. You want the statement to reflect who you are as a person, but at the same time you want to move the premise back on how your goals, or graduate school can contribute to the gap you're looking to fill in. 

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