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《美国新闻与世界报道》近日公布了2005年度美国高校排名,西北大学名列其中。西北大学全校学生约7800人,海外留学生达1700人,分别来自45个国家和地区,主要是新加坡、日本、加拿大和英国。 西北大学位于伊利诺伊州小镇艾文斯坦,虽然校园面积不太大,但风景优美,坐落在密歇根湖附近。西北大学包括文理学院、语言学院、音乐学院、梅迪尔新闻学院、迈科密克工程及应用科学学院、教育及社会政策学院。在这6所学院中以梅迪尔新闻学院最出色,是公认的全美新闻学院中最好的之一,已可与哥伦比亚大学的新闻学院相媲美。 以下是西北大学Feinberg 医学院对personal statement的写作要求和摘要。 其中提到,PS的长度是一页左右,要写明白你的目标和动机,包括选择这个学院的原因和事业目标。

全文地址以及内容http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/igp/application.html

Instructions for your Personal Statement:

In one page or less describe your goals and motivations, including:
1. Your reasons for choosing to attend graduate school.(原因)
2. Your career goals.(目标)
3. How you have prepared yourself to reach your goals.(如何准备的)
4. Your reasons for choosing Northwestern and the IGP.(选择原因)
5. The field(s) of study you are currently interested in and the reasons for your interest(s). (兴趣的领域)

In a second section of two pages or less, please describe your previous research experience(s).(在第二部分,需要描述你的研究经历。)As a guide you may consider some of following questions:
1. What were the larger research questions that you were addressing?
2. What aspect of the overall problem did you pursue and why was this aspect important?
3. What was your individual contributions to the project(s).
4. What you learned from the experience and how it shaped your choices for for your future goals.
5. Are there any individual accomplishments from your research (papers, presentations, etc). you wish to mention.
(如果有什么特别成果,也可以提出)

迈科密克工程及应用科学学院的Statement of Purposehttp://www.northwestern.edu/graduate/admission/admaterials.html#purpose

A one-page (approximately 5,000-character) (5000个字符)statement of purpose, explaining your current goals, career plans and reasons for selecting a major field of graduate study, is now part of the electronic submission.(职业目标,计划,选择原因)

Your statement of purpose is an important part of your application. Program admissions committees consider them carefully in ranking applicants.(文件在评价申请者时非常重要)Be as specific(具体)as possible about your research interests and qualifications. If you have particular reasons for choosing Northwestern, be sure to indicate them. Indicate any awards or honors you may have earned, publications you may have authored or any pertinent research or work experience.(要写出你收到的奖励或者发表的成果)

各个研究院联系方式

Master's in Engineering Management
email: mem@iems.northwestern.edu
Master's in Information Technology
email: itp@northwestern.edu
Master's in Manufacturing Management
email: mmm@northwestern.edu
Master's in Project Management
email: mpm@northwestern.edu
Master's in Product Development
email: mpd@northwestern.edu
Master's of Science in Computer Information Systems
email: f-akkawi@northwestern.edu
Communication Systems Strategy and Management Program
email: jfinn@northwestern.edu
Master's in Biotechnology Program
email: mbp@northwestern.edu

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