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Writing Personal Statements

In News by Garette Hunter

Whether you are applying for graduate school, an internship or a scholarship, chances are you will be asked to write a personal statement. These personal essays can range from 250 words up to 1,000 words depending on the opportunity. Regardless of length, here are a few tips to make your personal statement shine: Plan—Take the time to brainstorm your response to the questions given. You want to answer them as thoughtfully and fully as possible using strong examples. Be strategic—Write your essay in sections, being sure to spend time on each of the questions asked. If you are not given questions, try to organize you statement into parts: Biography/Personal Background: Who are you? What events/experiences have defined you or impacted your outlook/decision-making? Professional and personal goals: What are you looking to do in the future? What are your short-term (4-5 years) and long-term (10 or 20 years) goals? Be as specific as possible.   Connections: How will the program/internship/scholarship help you achieve your goals? What about the program/internship/scholarship stands out to you? Show that you’ve done your research and you know that you what outcomes or resources offered by the opportunity are going to benefit you most.   Pitch: Why would you be a good candidate for the role? What will make you an asset to the program or a good fit for the opportunity? Remember that there may be dozens, even hundreds, of people applying for the same position. How do you stand out from the crowd? Get a …

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Avery, Hayes Named to USTFCCCA Division All-Region

In News by Garette Hunter

Livingstone College’s Justin Avery and Quanera Hayes were named All-Atlantic Region honorees for the 2013-14 indoor track & field season in Division II as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.

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Quanera Hayes Named National DII Athlete of the Week

In News by Garette Hunter

Already at the top of the Division II qualifying list for the indoor 400 meters, Quanera Hayes solidified her position as one of the Division’s top sprinters with a combined three wins at not one but two separate meets over the weekend and the top qualifying time at 200 meters.