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Sample Topics

Here are samples of personal statement topics about which Saint Anselm students have written.

  • Academic Topics
  • Volunteer Experiences
  • Field Work in the Major
  • Center for Volunteers Work
  • Clinical Research Experiences
  • Campus Ministry
  • Laboratory Experiments
  • Spring Break Alternative
  • Study Abroad Experiences
  • Work in the State House
  • Personal Tragedy Work
  • Experience/Miscellaneous Extracurricular Activities
  • Work on a Political Campaign
  • Writing for the School Paper
  • Running in the Boston Marathon
  • Student Government
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Senior Thesis
  • A Specific Class
  • Internships
  • Personal Experiences
  • Washington Internships
  • Childhood Memories-good and bad
  • Historic Preservation
  • Failures: academic, athletic, social
  • Academic Internships
  • Role of their Family
  • Work in a Law Office
  • Dysfunctional Family
  • Athletic Accomplishments
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Summer Jobs