PS Draft - Public Service

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PS Draft - Public Service

Postby Devblev » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:21 am

I'm hoping for UW. I grew up in poverty and also survived Hurricane Katrina, both topics I used in my grad school personal statement. In that case, I was accepted at the only school which I applied (Penn State). I wanted to try something different...namely just honestly explaining why I decided (after grad school and more than two years of management level work experience in public service) to pursue law. I think this illustrates my diversity related to the fact that I'm from MS (and living in WA - definitely a difference in culture!) and have witnessed so much discrimination, both of which inspire me to be a leader in public interest law and advocacy. This is just a draft, but I'd like insight before moving forward with it. I appreciate your help!


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Re: PS Draft - Public Service

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:30 am

You kept referring to the individuals that you encountered during your work and their specific stories. Focus on those, not on recapping your work history.

And this is only tangentially related to your PS, but is there a specific organization up in Washington that you want to work with? Because a degree from UW is going to keep you in the Pacific Northwest.

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