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ExxonMobil ordered to pay million for air pollution at Houston If you have questions we haven't answered, contact Bernice Patterson or (919) 684-4544 and she will be happy to assist you. Typically, we get anywhere from 120 to 150 applicants a year, and are able to admit 5 students with full funding. All those admitted are invited for a campus visit (usually in March), at our expense, to learn more about the department, university, and the area. Back to top ⤴ Students are given full funding for 5 years, including tuition, fees and a living stipend, as long as they are making good progress towards their degree. But they are also expected to apply for other fellowships within and outside Duke, especially for their field research and write-up years. We encourage applicants to apply also for an NSF Graduate Fellowship, which pays most expenses for 3 years. If you receive an NSF, it will give you more overall flexibility in choosing a graduate school, as having your own funding increases your likelihood of acceptance. In addition, those students who are successful in winning an outside fellowship to support their field research (e.g. Wenner-Gren, SSRC) will be able to "bank" an additional year of departmental support. Back to top ⤴ This may be the single most important part of your application. There is no single formula for writing a strong statement, but it should not be a simple autobiography and focus instead on your interest in Cultural Anthropology. We are looking for evidence that you know how to think critically about questions of society and culture, and are able to make use of social theory to make sense of a particular research topic or theme. You do not need to specify a single narrow topic (and many students change their topic in graduate school), but you should use the statement to delineate your prime research interests in terms of geographical area and/or subject. It is often also a good idea to explain why you think our department, in particular, would be a good fit for you. Please include three keywords indicating your area of interest. To assist you, we have provided some sample personal statements from successful applicants. Back to top ⤴ We have an excellent record of placing our graduates in tenure-track jobs, including many at top universities. Berkeley, University of Washington, University of Chicago, Wesleyan, and many other leading institutions. D.s choose non-academic careers, including taking museum directorships or working in government or for Non-Governmental Organizations. Of our graduates in the last 5 years 58% are in tenure track university positions, 25% are in visiting or adjunct university positions, and 17% are in either non-university positions or not working (usually fulfilling family obligations). Click here for a more complete list of our placements. Back to top ⤴ On average, our new students have an overall college GPA of 3.7 or above, but a lower average does not necessarily disqualify you. We look at your entire application, and pay strong attention to your personal statement, writing sample, faculty recommendations, and areas of interest. Back to top ⤴ We pay more attention to the Verbal and Writing parts of the GREs, since Cultural Anthropology does not involve much quantitative work. Most successful candidates have Verbal GREs of at least 600 and are in the top 80 percent in the Writing section; but a lower score does not necessarily disqualify you. Back to top ⤴ GRE testing must take place within the 5 years prior to your application to our department. An official report of the scores, sent directly from Educational Testing Service, must be provided, institution code 5156. There are no exceptions as this is a Duke Graduate School rule. If you need to retake the GREs, please do so early enough that your scores will reach us by December. Back to top ⤴ You should submit a sample of relatively recent writing, 10 to 20 pages in length. degree in Cultural Anthropology are required to demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language. It can be a paper for a course, or a part of a senior thesis or other longer essay. These tests will be administered by a qualified individual within or outside the Department, as appointed by the Director of Graduate Studies. International students from non-English speaking countries do not have to fulfill this requirement, since they already know two languages. We have instituted a portfolio system where the students work in close collaboration with her or his committee members to put together a portfolio of research papers, book reviews, reading lists, syllabi, a dissertation and proposal, and other materials in the course of the first 3 years at Duke prior to passing into candidacy. A portfolio workshop is held at the end of the student's third year to review her or his work and discuss final plans for the dissertation. For more information on this system, see the Portfolio page. Back to top ⤴ Durham is a dynamic, creative, and hard-working city known for its history of political activism, cultural life, and great mix of people. It has terrific housing opportunities for graduate students at reasonable rates and the area has much to offer with its famous food scene, easy access to beach and mountains, excellent state park system, and the add-ons of nearby Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Duke students may take courses for credit at UNC-Chapel Hill. Apr 27, 2017. In a huge win for environmental s, a federal judge has ordered. is the “largest penalty resulting from a citizen suit in U. S. history.” Under the federal Clean Air Act, citizens are allowed to sue the federal government for violations of. Air Act really is for Texas residents,” Metzger said in a statement.
F-3 Personal History Statement - Davidson County Community. Last April, Cy Tech Services was invited to the US Office of Personnel Management for a routine product demonstration of our Cy FIR Enterprise software. We had no idea when we entered the building that Cy FIR was about to identify malicious code on their live network and that we would assist with the investigation of the largest data breach in the history of the US Government. This isn’t a problem that only happens at government agencies like OPM. These types of data thefts have become all too common, and every day seems to bring new headlines about hacks or breaches into political committees, corporations, and private citizens. Clearly, something has to be done, and our work with OPM shows how an incident response should take place and, more importantly, the steps that large organizations can take to protect themselves. It’s critical that our nation’s IT systems realize their vulnerabilities and accept that they need innovative technologies to address them. On September 7, 2016, after a long and thorough investigation, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (HOGR) released a comprehensive and well-documented report outlining their findings regarding this data breach. The HOGR report confirms exactly how vulnerable many of our nation’s IT systems are and the critical need for innovative technologies to protect our networks. Cy Tech Services—and our revolutionary remote enterprise forensics and incident response product, Cy FIR—were fortunate to be highlighted in the report for our role in identifying and remediating the OPM breach. Cy Tech Services is proud that we were able to transition quickly from a simple product demonstration into a critical incident response mode. When we originally found malcode running on live systems at OPM during our April 21-22, 2015 product demonstration, we saw no indication that they were engaged in an active incident response at the time, nor did we know that they were deploying our demonstration tool into the live network with the intention of assisting with their breach investigation. Unknown to us, Cylance, a premier next-generation antivirus company, was already engaged on scene and was in the midst of deploying their product to the OPM enterprise when Cy FIR’s Threat Assessment Module confirmed the existence of malcode running live in the OPM architecture during our demonstration. Immediately thereafter, Cy Tech incident responders began working with the Cylance team to assist the OPM in remediating the breach, investigating the malicious code, and obtaining key evidence files. Many of the stories in the news have claimed that Cy Tech Services asserted that we were the first to discover the OPM breach. However, our own press release of June 15, 2015 states that we “quickly identified a set of unknown processes,” and that “Cy Tech is unaware if the OPM security staff had previously identified these processes.” The recently released final report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee shows that Cylance found malicious code on a number of servers before Cy Tech’s arrival, and Cy Tech’s Cy FIR Enterprise tool confirmed those findings during our demonstration. While the report outlines the odd manner in which OPM deployed (and paid for—or more specifically—did not pay for) those tools, I feel safe in saying that both Cylance and Cy Tech Services clearly understood the ramifications of what our products were rapidly detecting and knew that OPM was in need of immediate expert support. I may be a bad businessman in that I upgraded their demonstration that day to a fully functional system and flew in one of our incident responders on a verbal request, but at the same time, I knew that waiting for the procurement process might take months. I served in the United States Army for over twenty years, and I refuse to simply “turn off” my love of country for the slowly-grinding wheels of bureaucracy. Therefore, with an emergency purchase order promised by OPM management, Cy Tech Services threw the full weight of its software and expertise into the effort. I’m proud of what our team was able to do for the Office of Personnel Management in helping to mitigate the largest breach the Federal Government has suffered. Simply put, Government and industry need more innovative cybersecurity tools to protect the networks that store the confidential or proprietary information of Americans across the country. During his remarks at the event where he introduced the report, Chairman Chaffetz expressed an extreme concern that several government entities remain at risk. We must ensure that these government systems are being protected. Dec 2, 2013. PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT. NOTE All statements are subject to verification and any incorrect statements or omissions. Citizenship U. S. Born. not paid employment, active or inactive reserve, and internships.
Information for International Students - USC Undergraduate Admission The resolution arguing for woman suffrage was a point of contention among participants. women’s movement had its beginnings in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the Seneca Falls Convention in New York to “discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman.” Stanton and Mott had broad ranging goals for this first-ever women’s convention, as detailed in their “Declaration of Sentiments.” Modeled after the U. Declaration of Independence, the document included twelve resolutions concerning the rights, privileges, and obligations of women, eleven of which easily passed. After much debate, Frederick Douglass, the well-known orator, abolitionist, and vigorous supporter of women’s rights, stood up to speak in favor of women’s franchise. His passionate argument helped garner support from Seneca Falls participants, and over 100 of them signed the resolution, enabling it to pass. Two years later, at the American Anti-Slavery Society meeting in Boston, members resolved to create a national convention for the formal consideration of women’s rights. For the next ten years (with the exception of 1857), delegates met annually at the National Women’s Rights Convention where a wide range of issues was discussed including equal wages, educational rights, women’s property rights, marriage reform, and women’s suffrage. The conventions, known for their hotly debated and frequently unconventional topics as well as standing room only crowds, saw the passage of several resolutions by attendees, who were encouraged to go home and bring pertinent issues before their own state legislative bodies. The American Civil War brought an end to the National Women’s Rights Convention, and for the next several years, women’s rights activists focused their energies on the abolition of slavery, and on emancipation issues. But at the 1866 American Anti-Slavery Society meeting in Boston, abolitionist Lucy Stone and suffragist Susan B. Anthony proposed the idea of an organization where women and blacks could work together toward universal suffrage. Thus, the American Equal Rights Association (AERA) was formed, with Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass as co-founders. Within a few years, news of an impending 15th Amendment—granting free men of color the right to vote—created a rift among members; while many in AERA considered the amendment a victory, and were satisfied that things were moving in the right direction, others, including Stanton and Anthony were not happy. The 15th Amendment did not extend voting rights to women—a “grave injustice” and even affront to these activists—and they could not and would not support it. AERA members were split in their support, and the organization did not survive the schism. In 1869, Stanton and Anthony created the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) whose sole mission was to secure woman suffrage. Abolitionists Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and Julia Ward Howe believed that women’s suffrage should remain linked to black suffrage (and to equal rights movements, in general), so they began an alternative organization, the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA). At this time, African American women had also created concurrent movements for black women in the U. S., and women like Sojourner Truth and Mary Church Terrell represented an important link between organizations and women, across color, faith, and status. For years, these organizations worked side-by-side for women’s rights. It became increasingly clear, however, that suffrage in particular was going to take a unified effort. In 1890, NWSA and AWSA joined forces, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was born. The founding of NAWSA was an important step toward the progression of the national movement for women’s right to vote. The strategy of the newly formed organization was to push for the ratification of enough state suffrage amendments to force Congress to approve a federal amendment. Between 18, only four states (Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho) granted women the right to vote. Anthony retired as NAWSA president in 1900, she named Carrie Chapman Catt her successor. Catt served two terms as president (1900-1904, 1915-1920). Unfortunately, the state campaigns came to a halt in 1896 with no other states adopting suffrage amendments until 1910. The beginning of the 20th century saw the emergence of a new generation of suffragists who were increasingly impatient with the movement’s seeming inactivity and with its inability to win suffrage for women. Stanton’s daughter, Harriet Stanton Blatch, was particularly instrumental in changing the movement’s tactics for garnering public attention and support. Like Alice Paul, another young suffragist and activist, Blatch had spent time in England working in the British women’s movement alongside the militant Pankhurst family. Blatch and Paul’s experiences overseas led to the adoption in the United States of protest methods that were increasingly public, large in scale, and occasionally militant in nature. Specifically, Blatch brought the suffrage parade to the U. S., and encouraged women to publicly engage the “man in the street” while picketing for women’s rights. Paul, inspired by the Pankhurst family motto to protest with “deeds, not words,” implemented what are considered now to be the movement’s most radical strategies, including the act of picketing the White House during World War I, and encouraging protest via hunger strikes. Blatch, Paul, and Lucy Burns were the leaders of this increasingly radical wave of suffragists, most of whom endured repeated arrest for their actions, and who suffered being force-fed in prison as punishment for hunger striking. Weary of NAWSA’s slow efforts to lobby individual states for suffrage, Paul and Burns broke from that organization in 1913 and created the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (which changed its name to the National Woman’s Party [NWP] in 1915). The women of the NWP focused their energies on the passage of a constitutional amendment ensuring women’s right to vote, and were relentless in their attempts to garner public and legislative attention for their cause. Many of their efforts at that time were considered scandalous, particularly during America’s involvement in World War I, when their protests were condemned as “unpatriotic” and even treasonous. Ultimately, President Wilson’s unwillingness to acknowledge the protesters’ demands, and what appeared to be his disregard for their health and safety when they were imprisoned, helped to sway public opinion in support of their cause. Along with increasingly successful state suffrage referenda, it was only a matter of time before the House and Senate “remember(ed) the ladies.” Spurred on to action by the NWP’s controversial and public tactics, Catt resumed leadership of NAWSA in 1915 and unveiled her “Winning Plan” to build momentum for the federal amendment. The plan involved campaigning for suffrage both on the state and federal levels, and working toward partial suffrage in the states resisting change. Simultaneously, Catt cultivated President Wilson’s support and in December 1916 the president urged Congress to pass the amendment. In May 1919, the House of Representatives passed the federal suffrage amendment followed by the Senate a few weeks later. The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 26, 1920, and women’s suffrage was achieved. Whether it was NAWSA’s more controlled and traditional methods that succeeded in winning the campaign or the NWP’s more flamboyant and uncompromising tactics, one thing remains certain: the two organizations needed each other in order for the suffrage amendment to pass in 1920. entry into World War II shifted the focus for some to nationalism. Many in this younger generation of activists continued their important work in the period from 1920 through the 1950s. American women were encouraged to join the war effort, by taking jobs in factories and offices in need of their labor. Notably, Alice Paul and the NWP immediately began work on passage of an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA); NAWSA’s second president, Carrie Chapman Catt, worked on an international women’s movement; and American sex educator Margaret Sanger intensified her campaign for safe and legal birth control. New ideas about what (especially married) women could and should do began to emerge, particularly when women were again encouraged after the war to “do their duty” by returning to their homes, where they could serve their husbands and “repopulate the ranks.” Moreover, the U. Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s provided a model for rights movements at that time, and also served as a real-life training ground for many women. But this period also represents a time of retreat by those working for women’s rights. Ultimately, it was the release in 1953 of The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir’s historical analysis of women’s second-class status, which forced the issue into the public arena. The “women’s lib” movement of the 1960’s, 1970’s, and the early 1980’s was, in part, a continuation of the work of the early suffragists, who sought to have women’s equality fully recognized. Organizations such as the National Organization for Women (NOW), begun in 1966 by Betty Friedan and Pauli Murray, worked to change the institutional structures of society so that women could achieve economic, political, and social equality. Critically important changes took place during this period, including: • Betty Friedan’s 1963 work, The Feminine Mystique defined “the problem that has no name” and encouraged women to develop their own careers in addition to marriage and motherhood. • 1963 Equal Pay Act required that men and women be paid the same amount of money for the same work performed. Wade Supreme Court case declared a woman’s decision to have an abortion during the first trimester a fundamental right of liberty as defined by the due process clause of the 14th Amendment, thus declaring as unconstitutional all existing federal and state bans on abortion. • Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought forth the issue of “protected categories,” and its Title VII helped to create the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, making it illegal to deny employment on the basis of race, religion, country of origin, color—or sex. • The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by Congress in 1972, but failed to get enough states for ratification. Title IX of the Higher Education Act provided the impetus and federal funding for women’s sports programs in schools, creating an unprecedented shift in the educational and social experiences of women and girls. Connecticut struck down remaining anti-birth control laws, and importantly, established a “right to privacy” for all U. It was defeated in 1982 by a coalition of religious and conservative women’s groups that spearheaded the beginning of another backlash against feminism. The upheavals of the second wave period left their mark. Changes—legal, economic, political, and social—were real, and appeared to be unchallengeable. The 1980s brought a significant number of “firsts” for women in the U. Additionally, when a record number of American women were elected to national office in 1992, it was clear that the U. women’s rights movement was entering a “third wave” of feminism. S., including the first female Supreme Court justice, the first female astronaut, and the first woman to be included on a major ticket for the U. While women have come a long way since the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and its Declaration of Sentiments, there is still a lot of progress to be made. The ongoing movement for women’s full equality in the United States is broader and more complex than ever before. What is certain, though, is that the feminist movement will continue its work for the economic, political, social and personal empowerment of women, in this nation and the world over, until “…the equal station to which they are entitled…” has been achieved. "All that distinguishes man as an intelligent and accountable being is equally true of woman; and if that government only is just which governs by the free consent of the governed, there can be no reason in the world for denying to woman the exercise of the elective franchise, or a hand in making and administering the laws of the land. History has shown no appreciable difference in the admission rates of students. The US government requires all international students to provide proof of the ability to. for admission, you must submit the Financial Statement of Personal or Family. or a sned bank letter verifying the ability to pay educational expenses.
Privacy Statement Western Union Nearly all scholarship applications involve writing a personal statement. Sometimes this is the only piece of original writing required of applicants, other times there are additional short statements or project proposals to write. The staff of the National Scholarships Office will be happy to assist UMD students and alumni with the personal statement. We will discuss ideas for the statement, and read and give feedback on drafts. Though the wording of the personal statement requirement may vary from scholarship to scholarship, here are some important things to remember. Think of the personal statement as an "intellectual autobiography." The statement should convey to your readers a clear, thoughtful picture or impression of you as a person who has distinct interests, motivations, accomplishments, aims and ideas. Aim to define a central idea, impression or theme you hope to convey. The most memorable personal statements are ones that have a clear theme or purpose that unifies the ideas and information presented. It's easy to over-write a one-page personal statement. Help your readers remember you (and your application) by using specific names, references and illustrations. Your life has been a journey, with planned and unexpected turns, with successful and frustrated goals, with hard-earned and accidental insights, with hoped-for but as-yet-unrealized achievements. Scholarships are looking for promising people, not high-powered profiles. Scholarship selection committees have seen and heard it all. Sometimes you'll know what this theme should be in advance; sometimes it will emerge as you begin drafting your statement. Use the words and language you would naturally use in writing a thoughtful, intelligent letter to a friend or trusted mentor. For example, always say “my internship with the Sierra Club’s bald eagle project” rather than “my internship with a renowned environmental organization’s project to save an endangered species.” Note which sounds more real and natural, and which sounds impersonal and artificial. Your basic challenge in writing a compelling personal statement is to tell the story that makes sense of your life as it has been, is, and could be. Write to engage your reader, write in a way that invites him or her to want to meet and get to know you – even if your scholarship process does not involve an interview stage. Let your credentials and awards speak for themselves. Use your personal statement to talk to your readers about the things that motivate, inspire and shape you. Again, selection committees are looking for the person behind the credentials. Don’t distance your reader by using vague references or abstractions in your essay. Help them to understand what your specific accomplishments have meant to you, or how they have shaped you. Ask yourself if each and every sentence in your draft reflects some thought, fact, reflection or experience of your own. Avoid laundry lists of activities, etc., and focus on the select few experiences that have meant the most to you, or have had the greatest influence on your development and aims. You (or your roommate) may think it sounds more impressive to say “my internship with a renowned environmental organization’s project to save an endangered species,” but that doesn’t really tell the reader what organization you worked for or what species was being helped. Distilling your life into a compelling, informative one thousand word or one-page personal statement is a challenging task. Help them to understand why you care about the things you care about. Avoid sentences that could have been written by absolutely anyone. They would rather meet the person who worked with the Sierra Club to help save bald eagles. Think of this as an opportunity, all-too-rare in life, to reflect calmly and creatively on who you are, who you want to be, and what you hope to do with your life. ___________________________________________________________ Checklist for Evaluating your Personal Statement Drafts A. Does your opening paragraph quickly engage the reader? Is there a thread that runs through the essay, unifying it? Are your principal intellectual interests and aims clearly elaborated? Does it leave the reader with a sense of completeness? Does it convey a distinct picture or impression of you as a person? Is there evidence of your intellectual engagement and of the ideas that motivate you in your work or studies? Are your more important commitments to community service, campus or off-campus organizations, or leadership roles effectively addressed? Does it suggest to the reader something of the spirit with which you are going forward in life? Oct 3, 2016. Learn what Western Union does with your personal information. Western Union Financial Services, Inc. - Privacy Statement United States. government identification numbers, such as driver's license, state identification. debit, bank account and payment history information; computer and mobile.
Academic - Fulbrht At USC, an international student is an individual of foreign nationality who will be entering, or has already entered, the United States with a student visa. Students already residing in the United States and holding other non-immigrant visas (for instance, an E2, H2, or L2) are also considered international students. With the few exceptions noted below, international students follow the same application steps as other first-year or transfer applicants. We are familiar with the educational systems of most countries and will consider your application within the context of your educational environment. On the application, please write your name as it appears on your passport. If the name on your academic record is different from that on your passport, enter the name from your academic record in the “Preferred name” section. All international applicants must provide a permanent, physical mailing address (that is not a post office box). USC admission, enrollment and tuition policies are not based on your immigration or DACA status. Your admission and enrollment will not be affected if you do not have, or if you lose your, immigration or DACA status. Financial aid may still be granted to those who qualify. Some undocumented students may qualify for Cal Grants via the California Dream Act. International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended. USC is hosting Discover USC Asia receptions this fall! At these events, you will meet members of the Undergraduate Admission Office, as well as admission staff from various departments such as the Marshall School of Business, Viterbi School of Engineering, and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. This is a great opportunity to learn more about USC’s application process, and discover our world-class academics and vibrant campus life. RSVP today Note: USC expects students to prepare work that is their own, factually true and honestly presented. USC does not contract with, nor is represented by, non-USC entities in the recruitment and admission process. First-year (freshman) international applicants are required to submit: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores must be recent, earned within two years of the USC application date. Academic success at USC depends on your ability to communicate effectively in English. All international applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency in the following manner: First-year (freshman) international applicants should earn: Applicants may still be admitted without these minimum scores. For those who do not demonstrate English proficiency, however, USC requires the International Student Exam (ISE) prior to registration for classes. The results of the ISE determine whether or not a student must enroll in English language courses at the American Language Institute (ALI) at USC. We understand that overseas students, particularly those in China, have a growing interest in expressing themselves beyond the written application process. However, because our on-campus and off-campus undergraduate admission interviews are offered only in the US, it has been difficult for overseas applicants to participate in these sessions. To provide more accessible interview opportunities to applicants in China, we have contracted with Vericant, who will conduct video interviews and collect short writing samples. This information will be sent to USC and included with the application for review and evaluation by the USC admission committee. Like our on- and off-campus in-person interviews, the Vericant interview is optional. On average, only 20 percent of our first-year applicants choose to interview with us. History has shown no appreciable difference in the admission rates of students who are not interviewed. Though we contract with Vericant, we will accept applicants’ video interviews through other third-party companies as well. Please note that your USC application fee does not include the Vericant interview costs. To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website. The US government requires all international students to provide proof of the ability to pay tuition and living expenses for the first academic year. Along with your application for admission, you must submit the Financial Statement of Personal or Family Support, accompanied by documentation of available funds (such as savings deposits, checking accounts, investment portfolios, or a signed bank letter verifying the ability to pay educational expenses). Documentation may also include proof of any scholarships or fellowships you have received or expect to receive. Please be sure to include a scanned copy of the passport you intend to use while studying in the U. The estimated cost of attendance is based on the average expenses for a full-time undergraduate student (taking 12-18 units per semester) living in university housing. Estimated costs for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available sometime in March 2017. Although you will not qualify for need-based financial aid if you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible for merit scholarships. Please note: You will not be able to pay for the full amount of your educational expenses by working while you are in the United States. Once you have arrived on campus, the Office of International Service (OIS) assists international students attending USC, providing workshops and events to help you acclimate to campus life and American culture. and other immigration-related inquiries should be sent here. For more information, please visit the OIS website. The statement can deal with your personal history, family background. language s should be obtained prior to leaving the United States for the host country.
View Your Account Information Answer the questions that are asked If you are applying to several schools, you may find questions in each application that are somewhat similar, but don't be tempted to use the same statement for all applications. Answer each question being asked, and if slightly different answers are needed, write separate statements. Tell a story Demonstrate through concrete experience. One of the worst things you can do is to bore the admissions committee. If your statement is fresh, lively, and different, you'll be putting yourself ahead of the pack and making yourself memorable. Be specific Don't, for example, state that you would make an excellent doctor unless you can back it up with specific reasons. Concentrate on your opening paragraph The lead or opening paragraph is generally the most important. Your desire to become a lawyer, engineer, or whatever should be logical, the result of specific experience that is described in your statement. Find an angle If you're like most people, your life story lacks drama, so figuring out a way to make it interesting becomes the big challenge. It is here that you grab the reader's attention or lose it. It becomes the framework for the rest of the statement. Tell what you know Too many people graduate with little or no knowledge of the nuts and bolts of the profession or field they hope to enter. Be specific and relate what you know about the field in the language professionals use. Refer to experiences (work, research, etc.), classes, conversations with people in the field, books you've read, seminars you've attended, or any other source of specific information about the career you want and why you're suited to it. Avoid clichés A medical school applicant who writes that he is good at science and wants to help other people is not exactly expressing an original thought. When you are selecting experiences, be sure to consider the appropriateness of this content. Consider the Appropriateness of Content There are certain things best left out of personal statements. For example, references to experiences or accomplishments in high school or earlier are generally not a good idea. Many admissions officers say that good written skills and correct use of language are important to them as they read these statements. Don't mention potentially controversial subjects (for example, controversial religious or political views). Do some research, if needed If a school wants to know why you're applying to it rather than another school, do some research to find out what sets your choice apart from other universities or programs. Consider factors such as the schools research focus, reputation, how the program matches with your career goals, etc. Up to 18 months of your payment history. Personal account number from a credit card, mortgage, home equity loan, home equity line of credit or car loan.
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