As I mentioned in this week's episode of Tassel to Tassel Radio, sometimes an application will have specific questions for you to answer that can shape your statement. However, there are times when you are left to your own devices. While that may feel undirected, it is a way for you to demonstrate that you are able to write with focus. So let me help you out. When given no questions, simply answer these three:
- What influenced your decision to choose your major and pursue your field of study?
- What do you hope to gain from participating in this particular program or being employed by this company?
- What makes you a good candidate? (Think skills, not qualities.)