When I recently applied to post-graduate college programs, I was required to write a statement of interest, also known as a letter of intent or personal statement.
As my interest for the program was obvious due to my application, I really didn’t know where to start.
Writing a statement of interest is a lot like writing a cover letter. There is no standard formula for success.
Listing everything above could be too overwhelming. Focus on your strengths, why you will be successful in the program and why the program you are applying for excites you.
Like a cover letter, it’s easy to decipher a well thought-out and edited statement of interest from a quickly written statement of interest. Focus on your strengths and most importantly, make sure your statement reflects your sincere interest and understanding of the program you are applying to.