Grad School Prep: Personal Statement Workshops

For many years, the Career Center has hosted nationally known author and lecturer Donald Asher. For the past few years, he has conducted hands-on personal statement workshops where students complete writing exercises and leave with a rough draft of their statement. These workshops have received continuous positive reviews and are highly attended. This year, the sessions will take place on:

Sept. 27
3–6 p.m.

Sept. 28
2:30–5:30 p.m.

To attend, a student must be nominated by a faculty or staff member. To nominate a student simply submit the following information to

Student name
Student email
Which workshop they can attend

Ideally, these students would be a) planning to attend graduate school after graduating from Truman; b) either a junior or senior; and c) available at one of the times above. Due to the nature of the program, students will be expected to arrive promptly and remain for the full three hours. Spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. You may nominate up to 5 students at this time. Any additional nominations will be placed on a waiting list for open seats.

Asher is also conducting these workshops, which are open and encouraged to all students:

How to Attend Graduate School for Free or Minimum Cost
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 27
Student Union Building Activities Room

The Hidden Job Market
Sept. 28
6–7:30 p.m.
Student Union Building Activities Room

For Donald Asher’s biography and credentials visit

Additional questions can be directed to

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