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In my personal statement, I have no experience in my field, what do I put?

rriparettirriparetti Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in UC Transfers
"What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement."

That is the personal statement. I explained how I got into the major I picked and why I picked it...but other than that I have nothing to say. My job is retail so obviously unrelated, I havent volunteered, no internships......nada. What else can I say?
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Replies to: In my personal statement, I have no experience in my field, what do I put?

  • Shannon13Shannon13 Registered User Posts: 553 Member
    That's fine. It's better to keep it short and to the point than trying take up space if you don't have anything else to say.
  • rriparettirriparetti Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Even if it came out to like 240 characters? I dont know what else to add. I can talk to my current english professor to see if theres anything I can add...what he would do...and corrections...but other than that I dont know.....it just seems TOO short.
  • HopingToXferHopingToXfer Registered User Posts: 678 Member
    just elaborate more on interest
  • DiscosteveDiscosteve Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    What's your major? You probably have some experience in the "field" without even knowing it. My major is sociology so it was a little difficult to actually think of things related to doing field work in sociology but when I thought about the subject and what I learned and how I applied it, I noticed that I do actually have experience in my major. So just think about what you've done with your life and try to relate it to the things you've learned regarding your major.

    A 240 word essay is a fairly small; while it is important to have a straightforward and concise essay, your's raises some concern.
  • mermakermermaker Registered User Posts: 949 Member
    And sure it's at least 250 words. Mine were about 270 each.
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