Personal Achievement Template
Posted by Kofi Kankam in MBA
What are the best times to contact you?
What is the best method to contact you?
What was your most recent year’s full-year income?
Undergraduate institution and graduation date:
Undergraduate GPA (overall/major):
Why did you choose this course of study?
In what ways did your course of study help prepare you for law school?
Which classes do you think will be most relevant to law school studies? Why? GPA?
Significant undergraduate awards (w/ descriptions):
- Award 1
- Award 2
Significant participation in clubs/campus activities/extracurriculars (include any leadership roles):
- Activity 1
- Activity 2
Other significant undergraduate accomplishments:
- Accomplishment 1
- Accomplishment 2
Did you participate in any community service activities during undergraduate?
- Activity 1 (description, role, duration, accomplishment)
- Activity 2 (description, role, duration, accomplishment)
Did you play any sports in college? If so, what sports and for how many years? Did you receive any awards? Any leadership positions?
Did you work during college? If so, how many hours/wk?
Do you have an advanced degree? If so, please provide institution(s), major and GPAs:
Do you have any relevant work-related courses/training that you have taken since your undergraduate program?
Did you participate in any volunteer activities post-undergrad? Leadership roles?
- Volunteer 1
- Volunteer 2
What honors or awards have you received in your post-college activities?
Are you currently involved in any extra-curricular activities not previously mentioned?
What is your LSAT score?
Do you have any post-grad work experience? Please describe (position, promotions, achievements)
What were your summer work experiences during undergrad/grad school?
What two or three work experiences have been most valuable/interesting to you?
What, if any, personal or professional challenges have you had to overcome?
Note: The remainder of the work history will be documented when we review your resume
What are the four or five things you most admire in others? (In whom and why?)
What is the most useful criticism you have received?
What are your four or five most memorable experiences, whether great or small?
Have you ever lived or worked with unusual people? Describe:
What was your greatest success, and what did you learn from it?
What was your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
What fear have you overcome? (How and why?)
What is the biggest risk you’ve taken? How did you make your decision: What was the outcome?
Have you ever mentored anyone? Describe:
Have you ever inspired someone to achieve a goal? Describe:
Give an example of a strongly held belief that has changed over the course of your life. What happened?
What is the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make? How did you handle it?
What do your friends most like (and dislike) about you?
What are the four or five (or more) key words that would describe you? What on your résumé demonstrates this?
What languages do you know? How well? Have you traveled abroad?
What are your hobbies & interests outside of work?
What do you enjoy reading (paper, books, periodicals)? Do you have any favorites?
In three sentences or fewer: why do you want to go to law school?
Would you consider deferring admission for a year if you were admitted? What would you do during that year?
Have you ever applied to law school before? Where? When? With what result?
Are you considering applying to other graduate programs (besides law school)?
What interests, skills, values, and goals impel you toward law school?
Where do you want to be and what do you want to be doing five years after you graduate from law school?
What are your long-term career goals? What do you hope to accomplish in your life?
What schools are you considering and how do you rank them personally?
Do you have any friends/family members who are current students/alumni of these schools?
Do you have a geographic preference? Do you prefer an urban/rural/suburban setting?
Do you have a school size preference?
Are you considering joint degree? Which one(s)?
Have you ever been convicted or pleaded guilty to a crime?
Have you ever received a failing grade or been on academic probation?
Have you ever been dismissed from an academic institution? If so, please explain.
Have you ever been dismissed from your job or put on performance review?
PULLING YOUR INFORMATION TOGETHER
At the conclusion of this exercise, list your major accomplishments in each category (You can repeat a relevant answer from above).
Which events or activities represent inflection points in your life (i.e., when you changed direction)?
In what ways are you different from a year ago? Why? (Repeat for five years ago.) Think in terms of your personality, interests, personal and professional goals, and values.
How have your various experiences helped you to grow? What do they show about your abilities? What do they show about your interests?
Which of the characteristics below would you say are personal strengths? (Mark with an X)
Which of the characteristics below would you say need improvement? (Mark with an X)
August 22, 2017, Kofi Kankam