Carnegie Mellon University

Help with Writing Personal Statements

As you prepare initial drafts of your personal statement, you will typically find that you create numerous drafts through extensive revision and rewriting.  In addition to having professors, friends, and family read your personal statement and offer advice, there are resources on campus that can provide assistance with preparing and revising drafts of personal statements to help you best communicate your thoughts.  Below are a few sources for obtaining help in crafting your personal statement.

The Career and Professional Development Center at Carnegie Mellon

The Global Communication Center at Carnegie Mellon