I quickly became the President of the club and was responsible for recruiting new members.
I found it exciting and invigorating to talk about how good it felt to help people and to discuss important issues with other students my age who had never really considered them before.
If there’s a talent or skill that you’re proud of, this is the time to share it.
You don’t necessarily have to be recognized or have received awards for your talent (although if you did and you want to talk about it, feel free to do so). Does the talent come naturally or have you worked hard to develop this skill or talent?
You are most welcome to check the personal essay examples that have been completed by our skilled writers on various topics to help you with your own personal statement.
Take a look at our UC personal statement prompt 1 example if you want to see how you could go about answering that prompt.
My experience with academics and fellow students in high school has led me to aspire to a greater role in public service.
The author of prompt #1 is interested in Politics and Government, and he clearly has a lot of experience and influence in his life that has led him to choose that major.
Does your talent or skill allow you opportunities in or outside the classroom?
If so, what are they and how do they fit into your schedule? Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.