Assignment 2: Professional PortfolioPersonal Statement/Cover
For this assignment you will submit the second document to be
included in your Professional Portfolio: Your personal statement or
a cover letter. As you near completion of your undergraduate
education you have probably been reflecting on your personal and
professional development and goals. Summarizing so much personal
information on paper is not easy but it’s important. Many
employers complain that in interviews and job applications
students do not seem to know how to articulate the skills and
strengths that they bring to the job.
In preparation for writing the personal statement/cover letter
review Dr. Margaret A. Lloyd’s Website. Learn what you can do with
your bachelors degree in Psychology. Determine if you will pursue
graduate school or employment upon graduation. Note choices that
seem to apply to you and why. If more than one rank these choices.
Describe any concerns you might have regarding your interests. What
level of education will you need to pursue? Have you taken any
previous courses or trained in this area? These links in particular
should be helpful:
Exploring Your Abilities Interests Skills & Values
Entry-Level Positions Graduate School Options For this assignment
find a graduate program (if you are preparing your Professional
Portfolio with the Graduate School focus) or a job opening that you
would like to apply to (if you are preparing your Professional
Portfolio with the Employment focus). Look up the details for the
application requirements and tailor your personal statement/cover
letter to these specific graduate school/job requirements.
Personal Statement (for those with the Graduate School
This essay may be the single most influential component of a
graduate school application. The statement you write for this
portfolio gives you a forum for presenting yourself to the
admissions committee scholarship committee and others who want to
know something about you.
In preparation for writing the statement read the document
Preparing Personal Statements. Here are a few of their
find and use your voice use concrete examples of what you’ve
done avoid generalizations such as I’m good with people
proofread and edit (and ask others to proofread and make
suggestions about) your statement to be sure it is free of
grammatical and typographical errors and informal language I’m
okay with sciences but weak in math Cover Letter (for those with
the Employment focus)
A cover letter is a way to introduce yourself to a potential
employer. This letter should include details about yourself and why
you feel you are qualified for the position. Summarize your
undergraduate experiences your strengths and weaknesses the
reasons you are applying and how they will help you meet your
Write a cover letter to a prospective employer. The letter
which should accompany your resume should summarize why you are
interested in the job and what qualifications and skills make you
an ideal candidate or match for the position. Limit your letter to
Review advice about writing a cover letter.
Submit your Personal Statement or Cover Letter to the M2:
Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday June 14 2017.
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Originally posted 2019-05-30 12:39:55.