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Sample 1st Paragraph MPA at CSU, Chinese Applicant

Your especially distinguished Master’s Program in Public Administration at California State University Eastbay is my first choice for graduate school for a variety of reasons in addition to your location. I especially appreciate the cutting-edge work of your faculty in the area of non-profit organizations, the area in which I look forward to building a lifetime specialization. A young Chinese man born and raised in Oakland, I have been to China and look forward to continuing to build ties with and advance my understanding of the complex culture, California is the center of my world and the community that I wish to serve as a political organizer and promoter of non-profit organizations with a worthy cause.

It does not matter how good your grades are or your GRE scores, if the application contains obvious misspellings or grammatical mistakes, it's going to be a problem. Then, the admissions committees will assume the applicant was not entirely serious about his or her application. 

I generally draft several Personal Statements of Purpose for graduate study in Public Administration each month and it is something that I have come to enjoy very much and I like to think that I am getting better and better the more MPA admissions statements I give my all to. I learn something important from each one that helps me to make the next one stronger. I have spent many years paying special attention to what programs and institutions in the area of Public Administration are looking for in applicants, specific qualities, interests, and characteristics that I will emphasize in your essay. Character is especially critical and I am an expert at portraying you on paper. It is all in the wording and I have what I like to think is a natural gift for statement expression.

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I want to help you get accepted to Graduate School in Public Administration, the MPA

I would like to share with you the following 4 tips that I highly recommend that you put into practice as you apply for Graduate School in Public Administration (Affairs, Policy).

1. Relax: The graduate or business school application process is a major learning experience, and often applicants learn as they go. It takes time; it can be hectic and nerve racking; but at all times stay cool, calm, and positive. Maintaining calm and being optimistic allows the applicant to be reflective and thoughtful and greatly heightens your chances of being accepted. 

2. Allow enough time: At minimum, take a few weeks to gather and compile all of the required material. Then check and recheck to make sure all of the elements are in line. The sooner that you get started the better off you will be. Make sure you don't wait until the last second before pushing the send button for your application.

3. Follow directions to the letter: Not following directions raises questions about how the candidate might adhere to policies and procedures once admitted and enrolled. If there is a word limit for essay questions, follow it. If you are asked for two letters of recommendation, for example, do not send more. If you are asked not to follow up via E-mail or phone, don't. Following directions shows respect and this is highly important.

4. Be professional: Maintaining a professional demeanor in all circumstances is a sign of maturity (especially in your statement). It's OK to have passion and confidence; in fact, they look for that in an applicant. It is never OK, however, to be overly aggressive, abrasive, or demanding. 

If you are in a hurry for your statement and you want me to give you prompt attention and priority service, please make your payment as soon as possible since I attend to my clients in the order in which I have received their payments. Often, I am able to finish your statement within 24 hours, no more than 48, after I have the information that I need to work with and your payment has been made. I only do my best, taking the time to reflect on your story as well, usually doing some internet research on your behalf.

Originally from the United States, I have now made my home in Bolivia at 59 years old. After earning my PHD in Religion (1995) from the University of Southern California, I have traveled much of the world, particularly Latin America. Since 2001, I have dedicated the bulk of my efforts to helping others to be accepted to graduate school, university, residency programs, etc.

Sample 1st Paragraph Masters Public Policy, Saudi Arabian

The XXXX School is my first choice to earn the MPP Degree not only because of the global prestige of your institution but also the fact that International Development stands at the center of your concern and mission. The great need that we have in Saudi Arabia for Public Policy education as well as reform is evident in the fact that at the time that I began my undergraduate studies, we did not even have an undergraduate university program in either public administration or public policy, much less a graduate program. For this reason, the nescient Public Administration Department at King Abdulaziz University is providing me with a full scholarship to earn my MPP and PHD in the USA, so that upon completion of my studies I might return to Saudi Arabia to teach Public Administration, Affairs, and Policy. I also tend to spend the balance of my professional life as a front-line activist working towards the reform of public policy in Saudi Arabia so as to make it more efficient, egalitarian, and transparent, thus contributing to social and economic stability in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East.

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