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Personal Statement Workshop

Get help with your personal statement for law school applications at our Personal Statement Workshop Thursday, October 14 at 6:00pm in Leadership Studies 123. Jim Hohenbary, director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, will guide you through exercises to help you make the most of your two pages by developing your ideas and cultivating your story. Jim will specifically address how to talk about your Covid experience.

No preparation is required to attend this workshop. You are welcome to bring a draft of your personal statement (no matter how rough). If you don’t have a draft, bring a list of your experiences or anecdotes about how your legal goals have evolved. The goal of this session is to provide you the tools to improve or complete your draft.

For all attendees, we will be having a raffle for a copy of 1L of a Ride, a perennial favorite book for students preparing for law school! Raffle tickets will be handed out at the sign-in table, and the winner will be announced during the presentation.

About the Presenter:

  • Jim Hohenbary earned a BA in English Literature from Truman State University and an MA in English Literature at Kansas State University, both with an emphasis in Creative Writing.  He continues to write when time permits, and his first novel, Before the Ruins, was published in the fall of 2019. 
  • He started his career at K-State as an Open Option advisor before moving into a scholarship advising role in 2000.  He is also, currently, the Associate Director of the University Honors Program
  • In each of these roles, Jim has enjoyed helping students refine their goals for the future and find meaningful ways to enhance their college experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:00pm

Staley School of Leadership Studies, 123