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Writing Personal and Research Statements for Graduate Programs

Workshop/Seminar: Graduate School; Personal Development

Sep 24, 2020

Speaker(s): Gail Seabold, PhD, Scientific Skills Coach, OITE/NIH
This event is recommended for: Postbacs.

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This workshop will guide you through the process of planning and writing the personal statements that will be an important component of your applications for graduate school admission.


1) Understand the purpose of the different graduate school statements (personal statement, statement of purpose, and research statement).

2) Understand and discuss the main components of the personal statement  

3) Learn what characteristics make a strong personal statement