Ultimate formula to write the perfect SOP

April 2020, 24


How you became interested in pursuing Master and how your background/ experiences / upbringing logically justify your motivation for a higher education? 


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CRUCIAL INPUTS FOR THE SOP


Educational background:


 

Projects Undertaken:


Name of the Project 1:

Description of the project 1


Name of the Project 2:

Description of the Project 2 


Name of the Project 3:

Description of the Project 3


Internships:


Internship 3:

Work done by you during the internship 3


Internship 2:

Work done by you during the internship 2


Internship 1:

Work done by you during the internship 1


Achievements:


Award 1:

Why did you get Award 1 and how many people did you outperformed to receive this award?


Award 2:

Why did you get Award 2 and how many people did you outperformed to receive this award?


Award 3:

Why did you get Award 3 and how many people did you outperformed to receive this award?


Some major subjects taken by you during your Bachelor's:


Field 1 (Example: Data Analytics):

Write major courses in field 1 (Example: Data cleaning, Python, R etc.)


Field 2 (Example: Data Science):

Write major courses in field 2 (Example: Data cleaning, Python, R etc.)


Field 3 (Example: Supply Chain Management):

Write major courses in field 3 (Example: Supply chain fundamental, global supply chain management, supply chain analytics etc.)


Subjects you want to learn during your Masters:


Field 1 (Example: Data Analytics)

Explain. Why are you interested in this field?


Field 2 (Example: Data Science)

Explain. Why are you interested in this field?


Field 3 (Example: Supply Chain Management)

Explain. Why are you interested in this field?


Skills:


Software skills (What software can you use in your domain or field of study?)

Programming Languages known (What programming languages do you know?)

(Any other skills which you distinguishes you?)Other skills

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Extra-curricular activities:


Sports and Games:

Please write the names of sports that you play and do you have any special achievement related to the sport?


Hobbies/Passion (Reading, Entrepreneurship, Hiking, Running, Cooking etc.):

Describe your hobbies in 1-2 lines


Other interesting things that you feel can do better than most people:

Please describe anything interesting that you can do in 1-2 lines


Intended area of masters: 

Specialization + Major 


Why are you interested in the field chosen?


1. Write a short story on just 1 points: 4-5 lines

  • You want to make a lot of money. How and why?
  • You want to solve a society’s critical problem. How?
  • You want to achieve something unique? What and how?

2. What do you know about the field?

Write 2-3 lines

3. What do you want to learn in this field?

Write 2-3 lines


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Interested in doing MS from XYZ University for following reasons:


  1. Country: 1-2 lines
  2. What do you like about the country?
  3. University: 1-2 lines
  4. Why this is the best university for you?
  5. Department: 1-2 lines
  6. What do you find interesting in the department? 
  7.  Professor: If want to work with professors (Optional) – Write 1 paragraph with 5-10 lines -Mostly for Thesis Masters and PhD students
  • Mention some of his/her recent work which excited you.
  • Mention how his/her research work is unique?
  • Mention what can you bring to the table for him/her?
  • Mention how you can help his/her research group?
  • Do some background research work on some of his current projects and explain which project appear most interesting to you.

Write Immediate and long-term goals:


  • What’s your dream? Where do you see yourself in 20 years and why?
  • Write 1-2 lines
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years and why?
  • Write 1-2 lines
  • Where do you see yourself in 2 years and why?
  • Write 1-2 lines

What sets you apart from other people:


  • Your strengths: 1-2 lines
  • What sets you apart from other people?
  • Why you are the best person in this field: 1-2 lines
  • Any failure in the past that you overcame with: 1-2 lines
  • How did you feel after your victory?
  • What is 1 unique thing about you?
  • Demonstrate instances to prove that you are a great team worker, smart and hard- working individual who takes criticism positively. 


Ensure that these questions are answered in very precise manner. At times you may skip few point from these as this is an exhaustive list. Depending on college/university the length of statement of purpose (SOP) can vary. So, include what may be relevant to your SOP.


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