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Late fall and winter is the start of the season for applications to public health programs, especially at the graduate level. A key element of the application is the personal essay.

Essays can be a challenge, in part, because they can include vague instructions. At the same time, essays are an opportunity for prospective students to make the case for their commitment to public health, skills, knowledge, experience and more and in their own voice. An effective essay can be the key to differentiating yourself from other applicants and demonstrating your fit.

Here are is some great advice:

How to Write a (Graduate School) Personal Statement” by EssayEdge (on writing college applications)” by Ten & Twos

Making a Great Personal Statement” by Ten & Twos

My Guide for Writing the Perfect Personal Statement…” by Ten & Twos