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Life Sciences & Health Meetup: Personal Statement

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Busch Student Center, Career & Interview Center

We admit it: writing a personal statement is challenging! But there's no reason your personal statement can't be one of the best and brightest among graduate school applications. You don’t need to have climbed Mount Everest, gone skydiving, or built a robot to have a highly effective personal statement! Join us and we will identify the dos and don'ts of a strong personal statement and how to best present yourself to your target schools. By the end of this meetup, you will know how to write a compelling personal statement that will support your application to grad school. Your meetup hosts will be your industry-savvy career development specialist Mindy O'Mealia and junior lead peer career advisor Jerusha Peram. Bring your laptop or tablet and your career questions!

ABOUT CAREER MEETUPS: Career Meetups are informal, casual meetings that take place in various areas across campus and are co-facilitated by one of our full-time cluster-specific Career Advisors and a student Peer Career Advisor. They begin with a brief presentation followed by open discussion. Think of these as small group advising sessions which provide an opportunity for meaningful dialogue.

To view the Meetup offerings for the entire semester visit: careers.rutgers.edu/meetups

Registration Information:
This program requires preregistration. To register:

  1. Login to your CareerKnight account
  2. Select "Events, Workshops & Contests" on the left menu bar
  3. Select "Workshops" in the secondary gray bar
  4. You can use the keyword search field to search through the various programs in the system to locate this event
  5. Only students who RSVP for information sessions are guaranteed seats. Others will be allowed into the room five minutes prior to the start time if space is available.

RSVP No-Show Policy:

Participants are considered "no-shows" when they fail to cancel their RSVPs through CareerKnight with sufficient notice (within 24 hours of the program). Failure to attend events for which students have submitted RSVPs will result in a suspension of all CareerKnight privileges, including On-Campus Interviews and job postings. In case of inclement weather, please check www.rutgers.edu to determine the University's operating status. We will follow all closings and delays.

Why we need a no-show/cancellation policy for events: Please note that when participants no-show for events that require an RSVP, it is unfair to potential participants who wanted to attend but couldn't due to a possible waitlist. In addition, for some events (not all) we have employers and organizers who participate and they are giving their time to assist RU students/alumni. Thus, having no-shows for RSVP events not only reflects negatively on you, but on Rutgers University as well. Moreover, such lapses of etiquette are generally not tolerated in business and civic settings.

For additional information: Contact University Career Services at careerservices@echo.rutgers.edu