3.UCSB - Statement of Purpose + Personal Contributions + CV
Give a brief statement outlining yourreasons for undertaking a graduate program, your particular area ofspecialization within the major field, your past academic work, and your plansfor future occupation or profession. Also include any additional informationthat may assist the selection committee in evaluating your preparation andaptitude for graduate study at UC Santa Barbara.
Personal Achievements / Contributions
UC Santa Barbara is interested in adiverse and inclusive graduate student population. Please describe any aspectsof your personal background, accomplishments, or achievements that you feel areimportant in evaluating your application for graduate study. For example,please describe if you have experienced economic challenges in achieving highereducation, such as being financially responsible for family members ordependents, having to work significant hours during undergraduate schooling orcoming from a family background of limited income. Please describe if you haveany unusual or varied life experiences that might contribute to the diversityof the graduate group, such as fluency in other languages, experience living inbicultural communities, academic research interests focusing on cultural,societal, or educational problems as they affect underserved segments ofsociety, or evidence of an intention to use the graduate degree toward servingdisadvantaged individuals or populations.
Resume / CV
List your positions of employment orvolunteer work/community service since high school, either full or part-time,including the hours per week worked and the nature and dates of employment orservice.