A reader writes:
“Hi Maija!Last month I submitted my application to Sciences Po for the PSIA’s Master in International Development.Prior to that, I had been contemplating availing of your services for my personal statement, but two weeks before my deadline I was nowhere near finished. I hesitated and decided not to bother you with a last-minute request.Long story short, my anxiety is getting the better of me. I’m wondering if you might be willing to simply check out my CV and personal statement that I already submitted. I know it won’t do anything to change my application, but I was still hoping you would share your thoughts anyway.Please let me know if you can help.All the best,Anxious”
Sorry to hear that you weren’t able to finish everything in time to request my help.
Given that you have already submitted your application, I don’t think it make much sense for me to review your work. Rather, I would like to prioritize my time for those people who need my help to improve their work before submission.
I know that it can be nerve-wracking to await judgement on your application. Try to focus your efforts on a different college application, a hobby, or your current job. The judgement you are really looking for is not from me. Rather, what you are seeking is an admissions decision from Sciences Po — and it will come soon enough.