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Personal Statements
Dr Jon Buscall Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet

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October 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Why are we here?

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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To get to university

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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To avoid pain

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Tone is important

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Get it wrong

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Get it right

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Friday, October 2, 2009

IT & Computing

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Friday, October 2, 2009

I’m really good at English having studied at IEG – a leading Swedish gymnasium – and know loads about computers.

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Duh!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Biomedicine

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Although I am a native speaker of Russian, I am used to studying in English having attended international schools in Sweden since I was 9.

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Phew!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Tone says it all.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

I would love to come over for an interview.

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Media & English

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Let me know if you want to know anything more about my background.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

I am available for interview should you deem this necessary.

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Duh!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information with regard to my application. I am available for interview.

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Er...British...!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Openings...

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Friday, October 2, 2009

My name is Joe Svensson ... I'm about to finish my course at IEG ... I would like to tell you a bit about myself... I will soon complete...

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I should like to be considered for a place at university to read Medical Science. I am currently studying the Natural Science Programme at senior high school and would relish the opportunity to continue my education in the UK. I believe the kind of course you’re offering would equip me with the skills I need to pursue a career in science.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Friday, October 2, 2009

I am interested in studying Business Studies as my ambition is to become an accountant. From the look of your course outline your degree programme would provide me with a solid training in Economics and International Banking. These are two areas that I am particularly interested in pursuing.

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Show some evidence

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Friday, October 2, 2009

I am interested in studying Business Studies as my ambition is to become an accountant. I am interested in a degree programme with particular focus on international banking like yours as one of my long term goals is to work abroad for a period of years.

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About you...

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Friday, October 2, 2009

... I'm a positive, easy-going person who, when not working, likes to write poetry, visit museums and go sailing with friends. I am communicative, a team-player and goal-orientated.

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Yeah, right!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Show, don’t tell

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Universities and employers tend to look for achievements, experience and skills that can be compared to other candidates.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

"I was involved in the organisation of a charity fund raising event."

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Friday, October 2, 2009

"I was responsible for the publicity for a school fund raising event. This involved negotiating advertising with local companies and arranging poster displays around the city. We raised 1000 SEK for charity and nearly 800 students attended.”

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Teamwork
emphasise what YOUR role was what YOU were responsible for doing what YOU actually did how YOU affected any outcomes (and quantify it)!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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Show, don’t tell

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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jon@jontusmedia.com

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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