Starring………YOU!. Personal Statement AKA Essay. Why do I need to be the star of an Essay?. People want to know how you have come from there , to here , And how you will reach your goals !. Who wants to read my story?. College and Training Facilities Scholarship Committees
Complete the Basic CP
Personal Statement/Essay Worksheet
2. Method 2--
Complete the Personal Statement/Essay Worksheet--Insight Resume
Both method1 and 2 are found at:
or the Money Book
(Box Number 6: Personal Statements/Essays)
I have participated in high school and
Local plays, designing costumes
Research has helped me assess my skills, select a college, find my career goal, scholarships
I hope to achieve my goals of becoming a costume specialist by studying textiles, costume history, art, theatre in college
I plan to get a BA in Fashion
Design with a focus on theatre
I took some classes at WVC which will transfer to WSU--saving money too.
I have taken classes in sewing, art, history oftheatre, business, drama
Create a sentence using the word on the left. Then put the sentences together to form a paragraph!
Here is my sample paragraph!
Throughout life I have been involved in drama. As a young girl I led friends in performing for our parents and neighbors. We used nursery rhymes for a script, creating costumes, props and a stage in the garage. We were on stage using all of our talents. I loved it and still do!
In 4-H I learned techniques using fabrics, color, and clothing construction. I even took a career assessment in high school, scoring highest in arts and technical! I took a clothing construction class, various art classes and business classes too. Through high school drama, I began designing costumes for plays. In the program for A Christmas Carol, Charlottes Web and Into the Woods you will find my name as costume designer! Running Start at Wenatchee Valley College gave me a chance to continue toward my goal, learning more through History of Theatre, textiles and auto-cad design classes. These credits will transfer to Washington State University, where I plan to earn my degree in Fashion Design, focusing on theatre.
The spotlight so far has been on developing my skills and applying for various scholarships in order to pay most of my own expenses. I hope to one day make a living working as a costume or fashion designer. The spotlight then will be on the characters who wear my creations!
Notice that my training/classes were a stepping stone
toward my long term goal!
Sample 2 Leadership/Group Contribution: Describe examples of your leadership and how they influenced others (from Method 2)
I don’t quit until done. I don’t procrastinate.
Through high school I have been a quiet leader. I lead through being an example.
lead by example
I became the lead costume designer of two
high school plays. One of two students picked.
I am good at hands on projects. I show this to friends.
show how to sew
I am in youth group and have strong
High standards, goals
Notice:Ibegan writing down key words on the left, then developed sentences, advancing to a full fledge paragraph!
“Throughout high school, I have been known as a quiet leader. I choose to lead by example, being determined, respectful, and mature. My leadership ranges from my experiences with costume design for school plays to youth group activity planner. I am one of two student costume designers. I am motivated to be a role model, quick learner, and problem solver by working with both my hands and mind. I am quiet, but achieve quite a lot by showing my friends how to lead with determination.”
Remember that for CP you may choose either method 1 or 2!
Proof read each paragraph! Watch for convention and spelling errors etc.
Now it is your turn!!
Choose method 1 or 2 and Git-R-Done!