Personal Statement Review:
Get a CV and personal statement review before applying to Sciences Po!
Why choose me for your CV or personal statement review?
1. I’ve had proven success.
2. I’m a native English speaker and a certified English teacher.
3. My rates are competitive.
4. I’m an individual and a recent graduate, not a nameless company.
Who do you usually help?
I have had proven success helping all kinds of undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. applicants get accepted to their dream schools. However, I now work exclusively with students who are applying to Sciences Po.
Roughly half of the students I help are native English speakers from the United States or the UK. The other half are students from all over the world— Germany, Mexico, China, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Spain, etc.
What are your qualifications?
I’m both a native English speaker and a TEFL-certified English teacher. I’ve taught English in the United States, Turkey, Spain, and France. That means I really know how to correct English.
Beyond that, I graduated from Sciences Po with my master’s in 2016 and I am also a former Fulbright scholar. I now work full-time in the immigration.
What comes with a review?
I use Microsoft Word (track changes) to complete all reviews. My comments and edits include grammar and spelling corrections, notes on style, organizational help, and overall content review.
In some cases, one editing session is sufficient. In most cases, I will send your personal statement back and forth two or three times with edits until everything looks perfect.
Why are you offering this service?
I started offering this service because I received several emails from interested students who had read my blog. Then, for a short time between jobs, I began avidly developing my blog and writing services. Today, I continue to offer this service because I genuinely enjoy editing applications and helping people to achieve their goals.
“I was just informed that I have been admitted at Sciences Po for the MPA’s 2016 intake. I am not sure whether I would have made it without your help, so I would like to thank you one more time for the great job you did.”
— T.O., Master of Public Affairs, admitted to Sciences Po
References for personal statement (or letter of motivation) review service offered by Maija Wallace
“Wow, thank you so much for your insightful feedback. I can’t even express how appreciative I am to have your knowledgeable guidance. You’ve made invaluable improvements to my CV and personal statement!”
— A.L., Master of Environmental Policy 2017 applicant
The letter is way beyond my expectations! I think it looks perfect! Thank you very much for all your help! I was feeling very insecure about my personal statement and your comments and edits made all the difference, now I am very confident about it.
— M.V., Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action 2017 applicant, accepted to PSIA (2017)
Your feedback was of tremendous help and was exactly what I had been looking for! In particular, I valued your comments on the substantive issues of the personal statement — e.g. the need to emphasize the PERSONAL aspects, to avoid repetition (or duplication) between CV and statement, and to present a clear idea what the field of study at SP would be. Overall, I think that my personal statement benefitted greatly from your input.
— Master of International Security applicant, accepted to PSIA (2017)
You have provided great help in improving my reference letter and CV by making a clear story line which explains why I would be the right candidate to be accepted at Sciences Po.
— J.S., Master of International Economic Policy 2017 applicant
I really felt that you took quite a bit of time to make these edits and that you provided feedback as to how to better structure my letter. Thanks again!
— Master of International Development applicant, accepted to PSIA (2017)
“Your help was precious to me and I honestly never thought about applying to a “top” university as I didn’t think I was qualified enough, so I really want to thank you for your positive comments about my CV/motivation letter, as they really mean a lot to me!”
— B.R., Master of International Development applicant, accepted to PSIA (2016)
“I asked Maija for help. Not only was she really professional when it came to checking my letter of motivation and CV, but also she looked into every detail of my work. She explained why some of its parts should not be included. In the end, she made me feel way more confident about my application. I would highly recommend Maija to anybody wishing to apply to any University.”
— F.W., Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action applicant, accepted to PSIA (2016)
Request a CV or personal statement review
Note that prices are for a one-page CV or a 1000-word letter of motivation. Prices for other documents may vary.
After I get your mail, I’ll email you back requesting your documents. That way we can get started!
***Please keep in mind that I have a full-time job and only edit documents in my free time. I will not review your essay/CV if I don’t have time for it. I strongly suggest contacting me at least 2-3 weeks before your application deadline.
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