Career Advice

CV (Curriculum Vitae)

A CV is an important part of your application that can significantly help you to stand out from other candidates and increase your chances of being accepted in the desired program. It provides an overview of the skills, academic achievements, and work experience.

A CV needs to be no more that 2 pages long. Writing your CV can be easier if you start with a list of what aspects of your professional and academic career you wish to mention, and what aspects you find the most relevant to your desired program. 

Personal statements

The following points can help the student create a viable and effective personal statement:

  • A transparent and direct introduction about yourself where you can include all the skills and knowledge which gives you an advantage and helps to apply to the desired course. Preferably refer to a personal anecdote about how you got introduced to your selected field of study and what you hope to achieve.
  • Around 80% of the personal statement should focus on your academic achievements. It will help you if you have evidence of your achievements and if you can prove that you are the best and qualified for the specific course. You can include examples but make sure that they are relevant
  • The rest 20% can be based on the other extracurricular activity. This will help you to show how you prefer to spend your free time and how all these activities make you fit you for the specific course. Here we can include hobbies and interests, any voluntary or professional experiences related to the desired field of study.
  • A clear and brief conclusion will give you the final chance to make a good impression on the admission tutor. You need to decide the main message in your personal statement and validate it in your conclusion
  • Don’t forget to proofread before sending it, and it will be even better if you can have someone review it for you and share their impression of you based on your personal statement. Depending on their feedback you can edit it and repeat this step before finally sending it to the university