Below is a pdf link to personal statements and application essays representing strong efforts by students applying for both undergraduate and graduate opportunities. These ten essays have one thing in common: They were all written by students under the constraint of the essay being 1-2 pages due to the target program’s explicit instructions.
Sample Job Application Essay. Please describing a weakness you overcame: I was working as a server at a restaurant for 6 years when I was fortunate to be considered as a candidate for shift manager. I had several doubts whether to pursue this step in my career in the restaurant industry. I decided to go for it, despite my uncertainty.