MC: Introduction to the Common Application Personal Statement – Virtual Master Class, 4/22/2024, 6:30PM


Learn all about the most important college essay — your chance to become a real, live, and thoroughly awesome human being to your admissions readers.

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Monday, April 22, 2024 6:30 PM

I absolutely love being an essay coach. It represents the intersection of all my favorite pursuits – writing, psychology, and helping others achieve their goals. I’ve been helping others improve their writing as far back as I can remember, a propensity I inherited from my journalist and editor father. I’ve been editing application essays for 20 years.

I am an Austin native. I graduated co-valedictorian from St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in 1997. As a high school senior, I applied to nine schools and was accepted to all of them, including Rice and Harvard. I chose Rice and earned my BA in Anthropology in 2001. I later applied to graduate school and was accepted at my first-choice school, Emory University, to study clinical psychology. I earned my MA from Emory in 2009. I completed a total of 11 years of higher ed, writing-intensive classes. I am also a LASA mom and a portrait painter. My goal in everything I do is to truly see others and help them express their unique characteristics and personal strengths.

Erin is owner of EE College Essays,

Virtual Meeting Via Zoom – Link sent in receipt after purchase


The personal statement is your primary college application essay, arguably the most important written component of your application. Every competitive school that embraces a holistic applicant review process will tell you this essay is crucial. My class will provide a thorough introduction to the personal statement — what it is, what you really need to know about it, when to work on it, what to avoid, what to embrace, and what a successful PS looks like. This class will particularly benefit juniors in the spring who can begin working on this aspect of their applications in the summer; but all students and parents are welcome. Bring your questions! I love to answer them.