Personal Statement Consultations

for UMN International Students

Are you an undergraduate international student (F-1 or J-1 visa) preparing an application for a graduate or professional school program?

The Personal Statement is an important part of the application process!

We have two options for you to participate:

  • Meet with a Personal Statement Consultant virtually to have yours reviewed in a consultation appointment. Live Appointments are 30 minutes on Zoom, and available by making an appointment in Google Calendar.

  • Submit your Personal Statement to receive a recorded video of feedback and comments that you can view on your own time.

[Personal Statement Consultations are now closed for the 2021-2022 year. We encourage you to visit UMN Student Writing Support, UMN Student English Language Support, or your Career Services office through your college.]

Our consultants are current graduate students, and staff who work in UMN Career Services. They can answer your questions about graduate/professional school. They will work with you to locate meaningful life experiences and turn them to a compelling story about yourself in clear, concise words that flow.

Email Jane at sitt0036@umn.edu if you have any questions about Personal Statement Consultations.

All current UMN international undergraduate students are welcome to participate in Personal Statement Consultations.

Personal Statement Consultation Live Schedule:

Personal Statement Consultations are now closed for the 2021-2022 school year.

Email Jane at sitt0036@umn.edu with questions about the schedule.

Meet our consultants:

Peter [he/him]

Peter is a Graduate Student Intern in Career Services. He is a 2nd year Masters Student in the University of St. Thomas Leadership in Student Affairs Program.

Sehyun (Liz) [she/her]

Liz will begin offering consultations December 27th.

Jane [she/her]

Jane is the UMN International Career Consultant in Career Services Administration in the Office for Student Affairs.