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Personal Statement Critique

Career and Internship Services offers a free critique service for UMD students and alumni. If you would like assistance with polishing your documents please follow the instructions below.

For a personal statement, enroll in our FREE online resource: Preparing and Applying for Graduate or Professional School. After you have used this resource on Canvas and written a draft of your personal statement, you can have it reviewed by Career and Internship Services staff by making an appointment with a career counselor or by submitting it online.

Fill out and submit your document(s) through our Review Request Form. You will need to submit this document using your UMD email address. If you are an alum not currently using your UMD email please email your document(s) directly to, mention you are an alum, along with any questions & concerns, and it will be forwarded for review.

Please allow 5-10 working days for a personal statement, although it may take longer at some times of the year. You will receive the critiqued personal statement by e-mail or be notified when it is ready for pick up. Documents not claimed after 30 days will be discarded.