How to Secure a Fulbright Fellowship

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As the most prestigious scholarship program offered by the US Government, The Fulbright Program strives to develop future leaders who can deepen bilateral ties with the United States. In this webinar I will outline winning strategies to help you appeal your candidacy through your CV, application essays, personal statement, study/research objectives, and interview.

My goal is to teach concrete self-marketing and research techniques that can help qualified applicants secure a Fulbright award. I will help participants answer these questions:
* What are your research and professional goals (and how are they connected)?
* What are your technical, analytical and interpersonal skills that prepare you to succeed?
* Why is it critical for you to study in the US (or outside the US if you are American), and why is now the best time to do so?
* How can you contribute to enhance the mission and goals of the Fulbright Program?

Regardless of the outcome, preparing the personal statements and application essays required by the Fulbright application gives applicants a headstart for MBA or graduation school applications. I encourage you to apply!

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  • Resume - slides 5 – 26; 30% = 25 minsStart @ 19:00Vince Question 1 (raise hands) @ 19:Poll 1 @ 19:Vince Question 2 (raise hands) @ 19:Poll 2 @ 19:Quiz 1 @ 19:Q&A – 10-15 minsStart @ 19:30End @ 19:48Close@ 19:50
  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRIANGLE
  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRIANGLE
  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRIANGLE
  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRIANGLE
  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRIANGLE
  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRIANGLE
  • ADAM: Hopefully that will work, but you have two risks here. !: Getting bogged down and 2: Users not knowing what to do. Take a poll – Planning to applyAlready startedMerely curiousWhere
  • ADAM: Hopefully that will work, but you have two risks here. !: Getting bogged down and 2: Users not knowing what to do. Take a poll – Planning to applyAlready startedMerely curiousWhere
  • Compare before and after in samples.
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • ADAM: Do you need “aka” here?
  • ADAM: Do you need “aka” here?
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • ADAM: Do you need “aka” here?
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • ADAM: Do you need “aka” here?
  • ADAM: Do you need “aka” here?
  • ADAM: Do you need “aka” here?
  • ADAM: Do you need “aka” here?
  • ADAM: Do you need “aka” here?
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • CONTRIBUTIONMy hypothesis – this is the critical factor – comes from Ms. BRemember that the purpose of the Fulbright grant is to foster intercultural exchange through research and scholarship.  •    How does your project contribute to this mission?  •    How will you apply the results of your research project when you come back to the United States?  •    What cross-cultural relevance does this topic have?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • Be your own harshest criticAnecdote – the role of an admissions consultant in this processWho can help you?
  • TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRIANGLE
  • The most important questionAsk yourself WHY six times(one more than Toyota)
  • The most important questionAsk yourself WHY six times(one more than Toyota)
  • The most important questionAsk yourself WHY six times(one more than Toyota)
  • Mr. A example
  • Ms. B example
  • Ms. B anecdote – interviewsMr. A anecdote – national archives
  • Ms. B anecdote – interviewsMr. A anecdote – national archives
  • Ms. B anecdote – interviewsMr. A anecdote – national archives
  • Ms. B anecdote – interviewsMr. A anecdote – national archives
  • Focus on your goals
  • Fiction, or… Dean’s example.
  • The Fulbright wants to support the research project that will CONTRIBUTE to the advancement of social change, or to the well-being of society and peopleOrientation with reality, current problem facing world, is crucial
  • The Fulbright wants to support the research project that will CONTRIBUTE to the advancement of social change, or to the well-being of society and peopleOrientation with reality, current problem facing world, is crucial
  • The Fulbright wants to support the research project that will CONTRIBUTE to the advancement of social change, or to the well-being of society and peopleOrientation with reality, current problem facing world, is crucial
  • The Fulbright wants to support the research project that will CONTRIBUTE to the advancement of social change, or to the well-being of society and peopleOrientation with reality, current problem facing world, is crucial
  • The Fulbright wants to support the research project that will CONTRIBUTE to the advancement of social change, or to the well-being of society and peopleOrientation with reality, current problem facing world, is crucial
  • The Fulbright wants to support the research project that will CONTRIBUTE to the advancement of social change, or to the well-being of society and peopleOrientation with reality, current problem facing world, is crucial
  • Compare before and after in samples.
  • Compare before and after in samples.
  • 10 mins at this point
  • 10 mins at this point
  • Great prep for anything. All apply!
  • Great prep for anything. All apply!
  • Compare before and after in samples.
  • Compare before and after in samples.
  • For example, explain; how your language skills are sufficient, that you have satisfied the relevant authority’s ethics requirements pursuant to any type of research involving human participants, that you have obtained permission, if needed, from local officials, etc.
  • Compare before and after in samples.
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • 1.    Highlight what you know of the host country, but also discuss what you wish to learn  2.    You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate; on the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)  3.    If you don’t have much experience abroad, however, include anecdotes that exemplify your ability to communicate cross-culturally  4.    Above all, tell your story
  • Chicken and egg: The role of prior Int'lExperience  1.    Highlight what you know of the host country, but also discuss what you wish to learn  2.    You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate; on the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)  3.    If you don’t have much experience abroad, however, include anecdotes that exemplify your ability to communicate cross-culturally  4.    Above all, tell your story
  • Chicken and egg: The role of prior Int'lExperience  1.    Highlight what you know of the host country, but also discuss what you wish to learn  2.    You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate; on the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)  3.    If you don’t have much experience abroad, however, include anecdotes that exemplify your ability to communicate cross-culturally  4.    Above all, tell your story
  • Chicken and egg: The role of prior Int'lExperience  1.    Highlight what you know of the host country, but also discuss what you wish to learn  2.    You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate; on the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)  3.    If you don’t have much experience abroad, however, include anecdotes that exemplify your ability to communicate cross-culturally  4.    Above all, tell your story
  • Chicken and egg: The role of prior Int'lExperience  1.    Highlight what you know of the host country, but also discuss what you wish to learn  2.    You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate; on the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)  3.    If you don’t have much experience abroad, however, include anecdotes that exemplify your ability to communicate cross-culturally  4.    Above all, tell your story
  • Chicken and egg: The role of prior Int'lExperience  1.    Highlight what you know of the host country, but also discuss what you wish to learn  2.    You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate; on the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)  3.    If you don’t have much experience abroad, however, include anecdotes that exemplify your ability to communicate cross-culturally  4.    Above all, tell your story
  • Chicken and egg: The role of prior Int'lExperience  1.    Highlight what you know of the host country, but also discuss what you wish to learn  2.    You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate; on the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)  3.    If you don’t have much experience abroad, however, include anecdotes that exemplify your ability to communicate cross-culturally  4.    Above all, tell your story
  • Chicken and egg: The role of prior Int'lExperience  1.    Highlight what you know of the host country, but also discuss what you wish to learn  2.    You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate; on the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world (and vice versa)  3.    If you don’t have much experience abroad, however, include anecdotes that exemplify your ability to communicate cross-culturally  4.    Above all, tell your story
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • Take a poll – Planning to applyAlready startedMerely curiousWhere
  • Take a poll – Planning to applyAlready startedMerely curiousWhere
  • Compare before and after in samples.
  • Upside-down Nike swoosh of potentiality
  • Upside-down Nike swoosh of potentiality
  • Upside-down Nike swoosh of potentiality
  • Upside-down Nike swoosh of potentiality
  • Upside-down Nike swoosh of potentiality
  • Fiction, or… Dean’s example.
  • 3.    In particular, you should be able to demonstrate that:  •    you can think and plan to achieve goals  •    you prioritize and follow-through on your objectives  •    you learn from your mistakes  •    you have leadership and communication skills
  • 3.    In particular, you should be able to demonstrate that:  •    you can think and plan to achieve goals  •    you prioritize and follow-through on your objectives  •    you learn from your mistakes  •    you have leadership and communication skills
  • 3.    In particular, you should be able to demonstrate that:  •    you can think and plan to achieve goals  •    you prioritize and follow-through on your objectives  •    you learn from your mistakes  •    you have leadership and communication skills
  • 3.    In particular, you should be able to demonstrate that:  •    you can think and plan to achieve goals  •    you prioritize and follow-through on your objectives  •    you learn from your mistakes  •    you have leadership and communication skills
  • NOTE – you tell this story in the opposite order of your resume. “Spin” your story as you like.
  • NOTE – you tell this story in the opposite order of your resume. “Spin” your story as you like.
  • NOTE – you tell this story in the opposite order of your resume. “Spin” your story as you like.
  • Fiction, or… Dean’s example.
  • Upside-down Nike swoosh of potentiality
  • Upside-down Nike swoosh of potentiality
  • They are investing in YOU
  • YOU NEED TO HELP THE FULBRIGHT COMMITTEE UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR SPECIFIC BACKGROUND WILL SUPPORT YOUR RESEARCH PLANS
  • YOU NEED TO HELP THE FULBRIGHT COMMITTEE UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR SPECIFIC BACKGROUND WILL SUPPORT YOUR RESEARCH PLANS
  • 4.    IT IS CRITICAL THAT THE WHAT YOU WRITE ABOUT IN THIS ESSAY FULLY SUPPORTS YOUR STUDY PLAN. YOU NEED TO HELP THE FULBRIGHT COMMITTEE UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR SPECIFIC BACKGROUND WILL SUPPORT YOUR RESEARCH PLANS
  • INVERTED PYRAMID OF JOY
  • I love my job because I get the chance to help people tell their stories more effectively
  • I love my job because I get the chance to help people tell their stories more effectively
  • I love my job because I get the chance to help people tell their stories more effectively
  • I love my job because I get the chance to help people tell their stories more effectively
  • NOTE – you tell this story in the opposite order of your resume. “Spin” your story as you like.
  • NOTE – you tell this story in the opposite order of your resume. “Spin” your story as you like.
  • NOTE – you tell this story in the opposite order of your resume. “Spin” your story as you like.
  • NOTE – you tell this story in the opposite order of your resume. “Spin” your story as you like.
  • Fiction, or… Dean’s example.
  • Compare before and after in samples.
  • Opening = 5-7 mins. Start @ 17:10End @ 17:20Resume - slides 5 – 26; 30% = 25 minsStart @ 17:20End @ 17:45CL – slides 27 – 31; 10% = 10 mins maxStart @ 17:45End @ 17:55Interview – slides 32 – 60; 40% = 30 minsStart @ 17:55End @ 18:25Closing – slides 61 – 65 = 5-7 minsStart @ 18:25End @ 18:30Q&A – 10-15 mins Start @ 18:30End @ 18:40
  • How to Secure a Fulbright Fellowship

    1. 1. Vince Ricci How to Secure a Fulbright Fellowship<br />AIGAC Summit<br />2010 <br />Sign up here: <br />http://bit.ly/FulbrightWebinar<br />
    2. 2. Vince Ricci<br />Educator, Entrepreneur<br />http://VincePrep.com<br />
    3. 3. Vince Ricci<br />Educator, Entrepreneur<br />http://VincePrep.com<br />
    4. 4. Vince Ricci<br />Educator, Entrepreneur<br />http://VincePrep.com<br /><ul><li>Writing teacher since 1990</li></li></ul><li>
    5. 5.
    6. 6.
    7. 7.
    8. 8.
    9. 9. Vince Ricci<br />Educator, Entrepreneur<br />http://VincePrep.com<br /><ul><li>Writing teacher since 1990
    10. 10. Admissions counselor since 2002</li></li></ul><li>Tokyo at night  Shibuya  U of T<br />
    11. 11. Vince Ricci<br />Educator, Entrepreneur<br />http://VincePrep.com<br /><ul><li>Writing teacher since 1990
    12. 12. Admissions counselor since 2002
    13. 13. Helped 10+ Fulbrighters</li></li></ul><li>Vince Ricci<br />Educator, Entrepreneur<br />http://VincePrep.com<br /><ul><li>Writing teacher since 1990
    14. 14. Admissions counselor since 2002
    15. 15. Helped 10+ Fulbrighters
    16. 16. University of Tokyo, Part-time Lecturer, Academic Writing + Presentations</li></li></ul><li>
    17. 17. Who are YOU?<br />
    18. 18. Where are you?<br />
    19. 19. What is Fulbright?<br />
    20. 20. What Fulbright Wants<br />Your Name Here<br />
    21. 21. Over 7,000 <br />
    22. 22. 150+ countries<br />
    23. 23. Easy to Access<br />
    24. 24. Transparent<br />
    25. 25. Contact them Directly<br />
    26. 26. Our Focus Today<br />Statement of Grant Purpose (proposed future project)<br />
    27. 27. Our Focus Today<br />Statement of Grant Purpose (proposed future project)<br />Personal Statement (about the past)<br />
    28. 28.
    29. 29.
    30. 30.
    31. 31.
    32. 32.
    33. 33. Our Focus Today<br />Statement of Grant Purpose (proposed future project)<br />
    34. 34.
    35. 35. Our Focus Today<br />Statement of Grant Purpose (proposed future project)<br />Personal Statement (about the past and present)<br />
    36. 36. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Research Proposal<br />
    37. 37. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Research Proposal<br />Study Plan<br />
    38. 38. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Research Proposal<br />Study Plan<br />Goals<br />
    39. 39. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Research Proposal<br />Study Plan<br />Goals<br />The Future<br />
    40. 40.
    41. 41. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Developing a strong, feasible and compelling project is the most important aspect of a successful Fulbright application<br />
    42. 42. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Developing a strong, feasible and compelling project is the most important aspect of a successful Fulbright application<br />
    43. 43. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Your first step should be to familiarize yourself with the program summary for the country to which you wish to apply <br />
    44. 44. Photo of Tokyo subway map in Japanese<br />
    45. 45. Easy to Access<br />
    46. 46. Transparent<br />
    47. 47.
    48. 48. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Please ensure that your project design fits the program guidelines for your host country<br />
    49. 49.
    50. 50. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Here you demonstrate in detail what and how your research will contribute to your discipline<br />
    51. 51. Statement of Grant Purpose (PROJECT)<br />Here you demonstrate in detail what and how your research will contribute to your discipline<br />
    52. 52. Accepted Areas of Research<br />Make sure your proposed project will contribute to one of the designated project areas identified by the Fulbright commission of your country<br />
    53. 53. Accepted Areas of Research<br />Make sure your proposed project will contribute to one of the designated project areas identified by the Fulbright commission of your country<br />
    54. 54. How do you add value?<br />
    55. 55. Contribution<br />A contribution includes an addition to your field’s overall knowledge that also enhances understanding between the US and another nation<br />
    56. 56. Something cute<br />
    57. 57. Something cute<br />
    58. 58. Ask Yourself Six Questions<br />
    59. 59. Who<br />
    60. 60. What<br />
    61. 61. When<br />
    62. 62. Where<br />
    63. 63. Why<br />
    64. 64. How<br />
    65. 65. Who<br />What<br />When<br />Where<br />Why<br />How<br />
    66. 66.
    67. 67. Who?<br />With whom do you propose to work?<br />
    68. 68. What?<br />What do you propose to do? <br />
    69. 69. What?<br />What is exciting, new or unique about your project?<br />
    70. 70. What?<br />What contribution will the project make to the Fulbright objective of promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding?<br />
    71. 71. When?<br />When will you carry out your study or research? <br />
    72. 72. When?<br />When will you carry out your study or research? <br />Include a timeline.<br />
    73. 73. Why?<br />Why do you want to do it? <br />
    74. 74. Why?<br />Why is your project important or significant?<br />
    75. 75. Why?<br />Why must you go abroad to carry out your project?<br />
    76. 76.
    77. 77. Add MU images / some kind of visual +/or<br />animation lessig style only words<br />
    78. 78.
    79. 79. Something cute<br />
    80. 80. Why?<br />What resources are available in your host country but not in your home country?<br />
    81. 81. Why?<br />How will you use these resources to better understand your subject matter?<br />
    82. 82. How?<br />How will you carry out your work? <br />
    83. 83. How?<br />What methodologies will you use?<br />
    84. 84. How?<br />What methodologies will you use? <br />Access to archives & specialists<br />
    85. 85. How?<br />What methodologies will you use? <br />Access to archives & specialists<br />Site visits<br />
    86. 86. How?<br />What methodologies will you use? <br />Access to archives & specialists<br />Site visits<br />Interviews<br />
    87. 87. How?<br />How will your Fulbright project help further your academic or professional development?<br />
    88. 88. a<br />b<br />c<br />
    89. 89. Link to Current Issues<br />
    90. 90. In your home and/or host country, how can you contribute to issues such as<br />
    91. 91. good governance <br />
    92. 92. good governance <br />poverty alleviation<br />
    93. 93. good governance <br />poverty alleviation<br />rule of law <br />
    94. 94. (examples from social/political science)<br />
    95. 95. This sounds important <br />but I am not sure <br />why<br />
    96. 96. Most interviewers hail from other disciplines<br />
    97. 97. Something cute<br />
    98. 98. Get Feedback<br />Remember your audience<br />
    99. 99. Get Feedback<br />Remember your audience<br />Avoid academic or professional jargon<br />
    100. 100. Keep It Simple<br />Examples are golden<br />
    101. 101. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />Although intelligent people will be reading your proposed plan of study, few (if any) will be specialists in your field<br />
    102. 102. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />The longer you spend in a field, the less you realize when you are using technical terms<br />
    103. 103. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />My assigned mentor took my proposal, underlined everything she didn't understand and made me do it again. <br />
    104. 104. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />My assigned mentor took my proposal, underlined everything she didn't understand and made me do it again. <br />And again.<br />
    105. 105. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />Then I sent my proposal to my parents, who are also not linguists. <br />
    106. 106. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />Then I sent my proposal to my parents, who are also not linguists. <br />And I wrote it again. <br />
    107. 107. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />Then I sent my proposal to my parents, who are also not linguists. <br />And I wrote it again. <br />And yes, again<br />
    108. 108. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />Each time I clarified the ideas while reducing the terminology<br />
    109. 109. Something cute<br />
    110. 110. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />Thanks to my simple example, one of the people who had read my application was able to intelligently explain my proposal to her boss based solely upon what I had written<br />
    111. 111. That <br />is the goal.<br />
    112. 112. “Writing for the outside world”by Andrea Sims<br />I will never again write a grant application without passing it in front of as many non-specialist eyes as are willing to read it<br />
    113. 113. Get Feedback<br />This advice also applies to most graduate school and other scholarship essays!<br />
    114. 114. Get Feedback<br />This advice also applies to most graduate school and other scholarship essays!<br />Even if not selected, the process will yield dividends<br />
    115. 115. Something cute<br />
    116. 116. Passion?<br />
    117. 117. What Do You Want to Change?<br />How will your studies impact your field?<br />
    118. 118. What Do You Want to Change?<br />How will your studies impact your field?<br />How will your studies and their impact change society?<br />
    119. 119. What Do You Want to Change?<br />How will your studies impact your field?<br />How will your studies and their impact change society?<br />If teaching, what new perspectives will enter your curriculum?<br />
    120. 120. Worthy?<br />
    121. 121. Something cute<br />
    122. 122. Is Your Project Feasible?<br />Account for resources, relevant to your project, of your host nation and host institution, as well as the time frame and funding of the grant<br />
    123. 123. Is Your Project Feasible?<br />Demonstrate you have already taken enough steps to set up parts of your research<br />
    124. 124. Is Your Project Feasible?<br />Any factor that could raise doubts about the likelihood of completing your project should be accounted for in your proposal<br />
    125. 125. OK, now I understand. <br />
    126. 126. Questions?<br />
    127. 127. Statement of Grant Purpose (Project)<br />
    128. 128.
    129. 129. Part II<br />
    130. 130. Personal Statement <br /> The Past<br />The Present<br />
    131. 131.
    132. 132. Personal Statement <br />Allows you to highlight the person-behind-the-project in no more than a single page <br />
    133. 133. Personal Statement <br />A narrative giving a picture of you as an individual<br />
    134. 134. Personal Statement <br />Your opportunity to tell the committee more about how you came to this point in your life and where you see yourself in the future<br />
    135. 135. Personal Statement <br />Can deal with your personal history, family background, influences on your intellectual development, the educational and cultural opportunities (or lack of them) to which you have been exposed, and the ways in which these experiences have affected you<br />
    136. 136. Personal Statement <br />Can deal with … the educational and cultural opportunities (or lack of them) to which you have been exposed, and the ways in which these experiences have affected you<br />
    137. 137. Personal Statement <br />Can deal with … the educational and cultural opportunities (or lack of them) to which you have been exposed, and the ways in which these experiences have affected you<br />
    138. 138. No Prior International Experience? <br />
    139. 139. Chicken vs. Egg<br />
    140. 140. Chicken vs. Egg<br />
    141. 141. You don’t need experience abroad to be a strong candidate<br />
    142. 142. On the contrary, the purpose of Fulbright is to expose Americans to the world<br />
    143. 143. (and vice versa) <br />
    144. 144. Personal Statement <br />It should not be a recording of facts already listed on the application or an elaboration of your Statement of Grant Purpose (Project)<br />
    145. 145. boring <br />
    146. 146. boring <br />
    147. 147. Personal Statement <br />It is more of a biography, but specifically related to you and your aspirations relative to the Fulbright Program <br />
    148. 148. Personal Statement <br />Show in detail what has made you successful in the past and will facilitate the success of your proposed project <br />
    149. 149.
    150. 150. Who are YOU?<br />
    151. 151. What can you DO?<br />
    152. 152. Why are you insanely great?<br />
    153. 153.
    154. 154.
    155. 155.
    156. 156.
    157. 157.
    158. 158. a<br />b<br />c<br />
    159. 159. Demonstrate That<br />•    you achieve goals <br />
    160. 160. Demonstrate That<br />•    you prioritize and follow-through on your objectives  <br />
    161. 161. Demonstrate That<br />•    you learn from your mistakes  <br />
    162. 162. Demonstrate That<br /> •    you have leadership and communication skills<br />
    163. 163.
    164. 164.
    165. 165.
    166. 166. a<br />b<br />c<br />
    167. 167.
    168. 168.
    169. 169. Do I Believe You?<br />
    170. 170. Can you help the Fulbright Committee understand how your background best prepares you to execute your plans?<br />
    171. 171. Can you help the Fulbright Committee understand how your background best prepares you to execute your plans?<br />
    172. 172. It is critical that your personal statement fully support your project proposal<br />
    173. 173. Why are you uniquely qualified to realize your ideas? <br />
    174. 174.
    175. 175. Do I Care?<br />
    176. 176.
    177. 177.
    178. 178.
    179. 179. How can Vince help?<br />
    180. 180. Admissions Counseling<br />CV<br />
    181. 181. Admissions Counseling<br />CV<br />Goals / Project clarification<br />
    182. 182. Admissions Counseling<br />CV<br />Goals / Project clarification<br />Personal statement structuring<br />
    183. 183. Admissions Counseling<br />CV<br />Goals / Project clarification<br />Personal statement structuring<br />Interview training<br />
    184. 184. Admissions Counseling<br />CV<br />Goals / Project clarification<br />Personal statement structuring<br />Interview training<br />Second opinion<br />
    185. 185. Next Steps<br />Do CV and Personal Statement together <br />
    186. 186.
    187. 187.
    188. 188.
    189. 189.
    190. 190. what<br />how<br />wow<br />
    191. 191. Next Steps<br />Do CV and Personal Statement together <br />Research and write Project Proposal (Statement of Grant Purpose) with an eye towards interview preparation<br />
    192. 192. Most interviewers hail from other disciplines<br />
    193. 193. Next Steps<br />Do CV and Personal Statement together <br />Research and write Project Proposal (Statement of Grant Purpose) with an eye towards interview preparation<br />Enjoy the process!<br />
    194. 194. Something cute<br />
    195. 195. Next Steps<br />Start early<br />
    196. 196. Next Steps<br />Start early<br />Get help<br />
    197. 197. Next Steps<br />Start early<br />Get help<br />Contact Fulbrighters<br />
    198. 198. Vince’s Perspective<br />Website<br />Blog<br />VincePrep.com<br />
    199. 199. AIGAC.org<br /><ul><li>Experienced</li></li></ul><li>AIGAC.org<br /><ul><li>Experienced
    200. 200. Ethical</li></li></ul><li>AIGAC.org<br /><ul><li>Experienced
    201. 201. Ethical</li></ul>http://www.aigac.org/membership.htm<br />
    202. 202. Resources & Links<br />Special thanks to Adam and Steve<br />Blog link here http://adam-markus.blogspot.com/2009/04/steve-green-preparing-fulbright.html<br />
    203. 203. Resources & Links<br />http://www.iie.org/en/Fulbright<br />
    204. 204. Resources & Links<br />http://www.iie.org/en/Fulbright<br />http://us.fulbrightonline.org/preparing_personalstatement.html<br />
    205. 205. Resources & Links<br />http://www.iie.org/en/Fulbright<br />http://us.fulbrightonline.org/preparing_personalstatement.html<br />http://bit.ly/FulTips<br />
    206. 206. Resources & Links<br />http://www.iie.org/en/Fulbright<br />http://us.fulbrightonline.org/preparing_personalstatement.html<br />http://bit.ly/FulTips<br />http://bit.ly/FulTipVids<br />
    207. 207. Resources & Links<br />http://www.iie.org/en/Fulbright<br />http://us.fulbrightonline.org/preparing_personalstatement.html<br />http://bit.ly/FulTips<br />http://bit.ly/FulTipVids<br />http://twitter.com/TokyoVince/following<br />
    208. 208. Good Luck!<br />-Vince Ricci<br />Admissions Advocate<br /><ul><li>Tokyo
    209. 209. San Francisco</li></ul>VincePrep.com<br />

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