Personal Statements are very important documents which support a student’s application to study a particular course in a given university. A personal statement should show to the admission officers that you have the qualities, background and aptitude for the desired course.
GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING PERSONAL STATEMENT
- Your reasons for choosing the course
- The background to your interest in the subject you wish to study
- Any employment, work experience or placement
- Voluntary work especially if relevant to your subject
- Details of any key core skills developed
- Particular Interest You Have in Your current studies
- Your career aspirations and details of any non-examined subjects which you are studying.
BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF A PERSONAL STATEMENT
I am Visava Chobkol, a third-year bachelor student in the department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Burapha University.
My hometown is Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. I graduated in Science-Mathematics major with GPA of 4.00 from the Pinoonbunpend Demonstration School, Burapha University, Chonburi in 2006.
I love problem solving and strategic planning. I therefore joined Chess club during the high school. I earned many chess trophies from various competitions. My favorite subjects are Mathematics and Physics.
I decided to go to Engineering School at Burapha University. I chose Mechanical Engineering because I realize that the technology always changes. Mechanical Engineering is important to all parts of our everyday lives and is everywhere you can imagine. It is a challenging subject that covers a wide range of fields such as machines, energy, manufacturing and processes.
For past two years, I have enrolled various subjects including mathematics, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and mechanical design. Currently, my GPA is 4.00.
As a part of my Bachelor’s experience, I have served a position on Student committees of the Faculty of Engineering for two years. I have been part of Mechanical Engineering committees for one year. I have also led the Mechanical Engineering Club last year. I have served as a tutor in a course of Dynamics for two semesters. I have gained experiences to carry out my duties with high responsibility.
As part of lectures/courses in the Bachelor degree, it requires all students to enrol the Mechanical Engineering Practice Training subject during summertime. Your company is well-known in the field. It would be a great opportunity for me to learn experiences from your qualified staffs in a great environment. I wish I have strong backgrounds and high responsibility to suit your qualifications. I am looking forward to having such an opportunity for the training in your company.
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