Writing a compelling personal statement that weaves together your academic and personal experiences can be a daunting task. This session will focus on kick-starting the development of you own cogent narrative by focusing on two areas: (1) discussing how to decide which experiences you want to highlight in your statement; and (2) identifying a cohesive theme among those diverse experiences. Near-Peer Leader, Maya Talukdar will lead this session, which is meant to be interactive rather than didactic, so please be prepared to have your camera and microphone on! In addition, if you would like your personal statement workshopped in this session, please send your CV and a quick introduction to Maya (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1 week in advance of the session (there is no need to have a completed draft of your personal statement to join this session, and all CV materials will be anonymized). Saturday, July 11; 3:00-4:00pm EST/NYC time; Online - No RSVP necessary!