Backpack to Briefcase: Writing a compelling personal statement

We regret to inform you that owing to the current situation with COVID-19, both the in-person session and live-stream has been cancelled. 

Join U of T Mississauga students and alumni for an informative talk on how to make a personal statement stand out when applying to graduate or professional school.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
University of Toronto Mississauga

  • 11:45 a.m. Doors open
  • 12:00 p.m. Remarks and presentation
  • Q & A to follow


Presented by

Teo Salgado

Teo Salgado (HBA 1997 UTM)
Founder, VerveSmith Ltd.

Personal statements are a key component of applications for graduate and professional programs. A well-written piece can help you stand out. This talk, organized by UTM Alumni Relations and the UTM Career Centre, will cover techniques students can use to be noticed as applicants, as well as topics to avoid.

This session is open to all students and will be particularly relevant for third-year students applying to graduate and professional programs next year. A follow-up session will be held in the fall to complement the many services and resources that are provided by the UTM Career Centre for UTM students considering further education.

Teo Salgado (HBA 1997 UTM) is a highly regarded higher education professional and the founder of VerveSmith Ltd., an education consultancy serving clients around the world. He holds a Master's degree in Political Science from McGill. 

Please contact Alumni Relations if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.

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Mr. Salgado's presentation is part of an ongoing series of talks and events for U of T students and young alumni to learn new skills, develop professional networks, and hear advice and encouragement from alumni, faculty and industry experts.

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