Loyola University Chicago

Writing Center

Application Portfolios


Helpful Links for Resumes and CVs:

Drafting Your Career Portfolio:

Cover Letters and Professional Emails: How to Write a Cover Letter (PDF),  Cover Letter Examples (PDF),  Email Etiquette (PDF)

Personal Statement: How to Write a Personal Statement‌ (PDF)

Resumes: How to Write a Resume (PDF), Resume Examples (PDF)

Curriculum Vitaes (CVs): How to Write a CV (PDF)


Graduate, Law, or Medical School Application Essays:

Graduate: Master of Science in Education (Indiana University East), Sample Application to a Literature Program (Grand Valley State University), Sample Graduate School Admissions Essays (California State University)

Law: In Their Own Words: Admissions Essays That Worked (University of Chicago), Writing Personal Statements for Law School (University of Washington), Personal Statement and Resume (Berkeley Law)

Medical: 15 Tips for Your Medical School Personal Statement (Princeton Review), Writing a Personal Statement for Medical School (Carnegie Mellon University), Personal Statement (Harvard University)