Personal statement and CV
(called motivation letter on application form)
The personal statement is an opportunity for you to tell us more about yourself beyond what we have seen on your transcripts and CV. Submitting a personal statement is a required part of the admissions procedure and must be written in English. Your personal statement should not exceed 500 words.
You should use your personal statement to share your personal story and to explain your motivation for applying to PPLE with us.
Why do you want to study at PPLE College? Why are you interested in an interdisciplinary education? And why these four disciplines? How does a small-scale and intensive study programme suit you? Why are you interested in such a programme and not in a regular program with a lower study load? These are some of the questions that we would like you to address in your motivation letter. Tell us about your dreams and motivations and how you believe PPLE could help you with that.
In addition to your motivations, we are even more so interested in learning more about you and your personal story. You can use the following questions/prompts for guidance: What would you say is your greatest talent or skill and how have you developed and demonstrated this? What is your greatest deception in life and how did you deal with it? What have you done to make your school or community a better place? Discuss an accomplishment, event or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself. Describe a problem you have solved or a problem you would like to solve, its significance to you and what steps you took/could take to identify a solution.
The letter should be written in English. This is also an opportunity to show us that you can communicate effectively in writing by presenting your ideas clearly, concisely, and accurately. Your motivation letter should not exceed 500 words.
While filling out the application form you will be asked to upload a CV. Although the application form refers to a curriculum vitae, at PPLE we ask you to provide us with a timeline of your educational background. We are not looking for a multipage CV as if you were to apply for a job position. The main purpose of the “CV” is to provide the PPLE Admissions Office with an overview of your educational background.
Submit a 1-2 page document in Word or PDF format
Please make sure to include the following required information:
Personal information :
- Current address
- Date of birth
- E-mail address (preferably not a school email address)
- Include the full name of your diploma (to be obtained)
- Previous education (if applicable)
If you want, you may add the following information but this is not required
- E.g. waiter at the local restaurant, volunteering at a retirement home, babysitting, etc.
- Secretary of your high school book club, participating in a Model United Nations Conference
- Sports, music, etc.
- Taking care of family or others in need
- Prizes/awards earned through school or other activities
- Language skills
- Certificates earned
Please note that you are not limited to this list. If there is something we have not mentioned that you think should be included in your CV, feel free to add it.
Please note: The main purpose of the CV is to provide the PPLE Admissions Office with an overview of your educational background. Some students move between countries and schools and a CV can provide more clarity in this situation.
We understand that our applicants come from a wide range of different backgrounds and have had access to varying amounts of extracurricular activities and opportunities. Once again, we understand that a high school graduate usually does not have an extensive CV, so do not stress over this or underestimate what you have done.
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Writing a cover letter
The cover letter is a major part of any job application. It is a common tool used to select candidates for a position, as well as an opportunity to introduce yourself to the employer(s). A cover letter is intended to supplement the content of your CV, not repeat it.
It demonstrates your motivation and suitability for a given position. Above all, you want to make the reader eager to talk with you in person. To that end, keep things short and sweet and make sure you bridge the gap between what you want and what the employer is looking for.
Important components, putting your motivation into words, style and register, areas for attention.
Attending a workshop
The ‘Writing a cover letter’ workshop will teach you what constitutes a good cover letter and how to convince a potential employer of your qualities. For this and our other sessions, please look at the Events page .
You can also have a careers adviser review your cover letter. To do this, schedule an appointment with the Student Careers Centre.
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Writing a motivation letter
- persoonlijke ontwikkeling
Job vacancy → personal profile → powerful motivation letter
For anyone who wants to be able to write a powerful motivation letter.
What are the steps for writing a powerful letter? You will be given tips on what to include in your letter, and what to leave out. Most importantly, you will learn how to present yourself on paper and convey your motivation for applying for a given position. After all, there's a good reason why it is called a motivation letter! A good motivation letter will increase your chances of being invited for an interview.
- What actions should I take after analysing a vacancy?
- How should I write my letter? What are the do's and don'ts?
- How should I describe my motivation, in terms of structure and other tips?
- How should I follow up after sending my letter?
Bring a suitable job vacancy with you to the workshop to use as a starting point and a motivation letter you have already written. These will serve as your basis for writing a powerful motivation letter, using the tips and tools provided in the workshop.
You will come away with tools and knowledge to help you to write a well-organised and convincing motivation letter, useful language tips, and a blueprint for a motivation letter.
Start next workshop.
Location: Roetersstraat 25
Workshop lasting 3 hours.
3 to 8 participants.
You can register using the registration form or contact us by telephone or email. You are registered when you receive a confirmation per email. We strive to process your application within 2 working days.
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Application & admission
Please read and complete the steps below carefully to register for this programme.
Register your interest
The accreditation for this programme is approved. As soon as the programme is registered into our systems, applying through Studielink will be possible. We expect this to be possible from December or January on.
You can register your interest in the Advanced Master’s Technology Governance by filling in our registration form . Once applying in Studielink is possible we will inform you.
Please send an email to: [email protected]
Students and lecturers explain what you can expect from the Advanced LLM Technology Governance.
Please note that it may take several days to complete all steps of the application procedure, so make sure to start your application well in time. We recommend that you carefully read all steps below and review all criteria well in advance so that you have sufficient time to gather the required documents. Importantly, you should submit your enrolment request via Studielink, pay the application fee (if applicable) and submit your application request via MyInfo before the deadline. After enrolling in Studielink and paying the application fee (if applicable), it will take up to 24 hours before you receive an email with a link to your MyInfo UvA application form. Therefore, we advise students to register in Studielink a few days before the mentioned deadline.
- 14 January 23:59 CEST early bird deadline. Register in Studielink and pay the application fee before 13 January, see the next steps. (Because of our immigration deadlines we advise students in need of a visa to apply before this deadline).
- 31 March 23:59 CEST regular application deadline for students in need of a visa and/or UvA housing. Register in Studielink and pay the application fee before 30 March, see the next steps.
- 31 May 23:59 CEST late application deadline only for applications who do not require a visa or UvA housing. Register in Studielink and pay the application fee before 30 May, see the next steps.
The Master's programme in Technology Governance is a selective, specialized programme open to motivated and ambitious students.
Academic background, english language proficiency.
In addition to the admission requirements, the selection committee assesses applications for admission based on the following selection criteria:
- A motivation for the programme with demonstrable affinity with research and with the subject matter of the programme
- Demonstrable experience in the field of the subject matter
- Level of analytic and writing skills
- Curiosity, creativity, and an independent mindset
Please note that the selection process consists of a written and an oral part.
The candidate must satisfy one of the following sets of requirements:
- Have completed a Master’s degree in Law from a Dutch or foreign research university (Dutch: WO) which is equivalent in level, ECTS and content to the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Master’s degree in Law.
- Have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a Dutch or foreign research university (Dutch: WO) which is equivalent in level, ECTS and content to the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA), and is admitted to a traditional legal profession (such as advocate, attorney, barrister, judge, notary, solicitor and so on)
- Have completed a Master’s degree from a research university (Dutch: WO) in any discipline, and has obtained at least 30 ECTS of law courses during Bachelor’s or Master’s university education.
- Have completed a Master’s degree from a research university (Dutch: WO) in any discipline, combined with relevant work experience which includes at least 1 year work experience in technology governance related jobs in the public or private sector may serve as a substitute to formal legal education.
Note: In respect of all these requirements there may be specific considerations in specific countries, for example in respect of admission to the bar. If you are not sure whether you satisfy the entry requirements, please consult us in advance with details of your education and qualifications and we will be happy to advise on your admissibility to this programme.
In an international environment, sufficient mastery of the English language is critical for academic success. Students must take an English-language proficiency test to demonstrate their ability. The Amsterdam Law School accepts the following tests and test results:
- TOEFL* (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The minimum TOEFL score required is: 100 iBT, with a minimum of 24 for subscores reading and writing, a minimum of 22 for subscore listening and a minimum of 25 for subscore speaking. Please make sure to mention our institutional code: 9011 when signing up for the TOEFL test so we can verify your scores online.
- IELTS Academic** (International English Language Testing System). The minimum IELTS score required is 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 for each subscore.
- Cambridge English Language Assessment: minimum grade C1 Advanced with a minimum score of 190. Please make sure to ‘share’ your test results with us so we can verify your scores online.
- The TOEFL ITP test (Institutional Testing Program) and the TOEFL iBT home edition are NOT accepted.
- The IELTS Academic Online, IELTS General Training, IELTS Indicator and IELTS UKVI are NOT accepted.
Please note: The Amsterdam Law School only accepts English-language proficiency test results that are no more than two years old o n the day you submit your application in MyInfo.
The following students are exempted from the above-mentioned test requirements:
- Students who have received their prior education in one of the following English speaking countries: Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.
- Students who possess an international or European baccalaureate diploma (with English as the only language of instruction).
- Students who have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme taught entirely in English (note: this does not include exchange, summer school or other non-degree programmes).
- Students who possess a Bachelor’s diploma from a Dutch research university.
Apply via Studielink
Before you can apply to the UvA, you will need to submit an enrolment request in Studielink. Studielink is the national online system for students who would like to pursue a degree programme at a Dutch university.
Check your DigiD (before starting in Studielink)
A DigiD (Digital Identification) is an online ID (username and password) that provides access to government administration websites.
- Students who do not live in the Netherlands can use Studielink without a DigiD
- Students who currently live in the Netherlands will need their DigiD to use Studielink. We strongly recommend you to apply for your DigiD at least three weeks before registering in Studielink
Read the step-by-step guide to Studielink
Before starting your enrolment application in Studielink, read the 'Step-by-step guide to Studielink'.
Please note that in Studielink and MyInfo you will see (links to) information for Master's applicants of regular LLM’s. Be aware that not all information applies to applicants to this programme. For the right information regarding for instance the costs , please visit the pages linked to the Advanced Master programme.
Read the Step-by-step guide to Studielink Go to Studielink
After submitting your enrolment request in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. Follow the instructions in this email to activate your ID; you will need it to complete your UvA application.
All students applying for a Master’s degree programme with an international diploma are required to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee. You can pay your €100 application fee by credit card (Master or Visacard) or iDEAL. Only after paying the fee, can you start your application in MyInfo. It is not possible to start an application without paying the application fee.
You don't have to pay the application fee:
- If you have of will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a Dutch research university;
- If you have the Dutch or Surinamese nationality;
- If you have already applied and have paid the application fee for another master’s programme at the UvA for the academic year 2024-2025;
- If you have started a UvA master’s programme in the 2021, 2022 or 2023 academic year;
If you are applying through the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF) and/or have an official refugee status in the Netherlands (as shown on your residence permit).
Once you have registered in Studielink and paid the application fee (if applicable), you will receive an email within 24 hours from Studielink with a link to the UvA online application system. To log in to MyInfo you need your activated UvAnetID. Please fill out the application form, upload the required documents and submit your MyInfo application form before the application deadline.
Prepare your application and apply via MyInfo
Please make sure you have all documents ready, before you start your application. Only a complete online application will be processed. A complete application contains the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Motivation letter.
- A copy of university transcripts including grades ( please note: if you have a non-legal Master’s degree, please provide us with an overview of which courses on your transcript are law courses, including a document with course descriptions or syllabi of these courses. You can add these documents to your application after you have submitted your application form, by clicking on the paperclip sign next to your application in MyInfo to add additional documents).A copy of university diploma (if it has already been obtained).
- Proof of your English language proficiency (see Entry Requirements). (Please note you cannot submit your English language proficiency test after submitting your application form).
- A master’s thesis or other written work.
- If appropriate: evidence that you have work experience in technology governance (you can add this document to your application after you have submitted your application form, by clicking on the paperclip sign next to your application in MyInfo to add additional documents).
- If appropriate: proof of your admission to the bar if you want to be admitted based on a LLB degree (you can add this document to your application after you have submitted your application form, by clicking on the paperclip sign next to your application in MyInfo to add additional documents).
In case any of the above mentioned documents is missing, your application will be considered as incomplete and we cannot continue with your application.
Once we have received your application, it will be evaluated by our Admissions Board. Only those applicants who fulfil the entry requirements for Masters' programme Technology Governance will be presented to the Selection Committee after the application deadline. You will be notified about the decision within 4 weeks after the application deadline (14 January/31 March/31 May).
If you meet all the entry requirements and the Admissions Office has approved your application, the university will send you a letter of (conditional) acceptance by email. We request that you accept or decline within 2 weeks. After you have accepted your offer, your application will be further processed. Please make sure to accept your (conditional) offer in MyInfo within 2 weeks. If you are not sure yet if you will be attending the LLM programme, you can choose the option ‘I accept, but I have doubts’. This will not have any consequences for your admission. If you do not respond to your offer within 2 weeks, we cannot continue with your admission process (and visa request if applicable). Please note that if you select ‘I accept (with doubts)’, you are still able to withdraw your enrolment request in Studielink until the 31st of August.
If you decline the acceptance, please do not forget to withdraw your enrolment request in Studielink.
If you have been selected for our Advanced Master's programme we need to verify your prior academic credentials. You will need to send us certified copies of your transcripts and degree certificates. Photocopies or scans of the original certified documents are not accepted.
If you are required to submit documentation, there are two ways in which you can provide us with your diploma/statement of graduation and transcript. You can ask your university to email these documents to us directly at [email protected] . Please note that we will not accept emails forwarded by students, but only emails directly sent to us by the issuing university. Please make sure that your name, your UvA ID (student number) and your study programme are mentioned in the email.
If your university does not provide this service, you can send us certified hardcopies of these documents by post to the address below.
What is a certified hardcopy?
A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document with a wet ink stamp and signature from your school/university or from an authorised notary. Uncertified photocopies or scanned copies of original documents will not be accepted. Do not send us the original documents - we cannot be held responsible for any documents that get lost in the process.
Documents that are not written in Dutch, English, German or French, must be accompanied by an official translation to English made by a sworn translator or a notary.
Please send your certified documents by regular post to the following address:
Amsterdam Law School - Admissions Office (room A6.01a) P.O. Box 1030 1000 BA Amsterdam The Netherlands
Or, if sent by registered post:
Amsterdam Law School – Admissions Office (room A6.01a) Valckenierstraat 59 1018 XE Amsterdam The Netherlands
You will need to pay the tuition fee in order to complete your enrolment in a degree programme at the UvA. Find out more about how to pay tuition fees . Check your enrolment checklist at sis.uva.nl to see which matters of your enrolment possibly still need to be completed.
If you are an international student, you will need to arrange a variety of practical matters before starting your studies.
Visa, residence permit, insurance
The first step is to determine whether you will need a visa and/or residence permit . Then you need to arrange your insurance .
The UvA does not offer student housing on our campuses. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the housing market in the Netherlands before you choose your study programme. It can be difficult to find available housing in Amsterdam, so you will need to start looking for yourself as soon as possible via Dutch student housing websites. For international students, the UvA has limited number of rooms available throughout Amsterdam, which you can apply for via UvA Housing . Please note there are not enough rooms available via UvA Housing to accommodate all international students. As placement for UvA Housing is not guaranteed, we advise you to start your orientation for housing options early and to always explore the private housing market as well.
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Today I decided to write a short story about few things related to jobs and internships. Since David decided to stay in Netherlands and he started to look for a job, he told me many tips I would like to share with you. Firstly, you should be aware that the admission process is normally long and it is normal that you have to wait for example few weeks. The first step is showing your interest and sending a motivation letter. I am enclosing the example from him:
Dear Ms. "Unknown",
I would like to use the following lines to explain my interest in --------- and to provide some additional information about myself. I am currently finishing my Master’s in --------- at the University of -------. The programme has provided me with a deep understanding of modern financial markets. Courses like Derivatives and Fixed Income Investment helped me to understand complex financial products. With GPA ---, I recently graduated cum laude at the top of my class. Previously, I obtained my bachelor’s degree at University Y where I gained a solid background in mathematics, statistics and econometric through a variety of both theoretical and applied courses. One example worth mentioning would be a serie of 4 consequent Mathematics courses, covering many things from linear algebra to systems of differential equations, both applied and theoretical. The course was stretched over the span of two years and its average passing rate was only about 30%. Besides my interest in finance, I have always been interested in programming and tech development, proof of which can be my early work experience as a C# Net developer in ----. Following that, I employed both my financial and IT skills within an internship at the company X in Prague. Using an extensive VBA/Excel programming and Thomson Reuters, I created a standalone tool for preparing an automated email distribution of a daily financial newsletter which is still actively used. This experience helped me to improve my teamwork capabilities but also individual responsibility. Furthermore, after the internship ended, I was offered position as a junior auditor which again required VBA programming.
I am also genuinely interested in trading and investment. I have been working with forex strategies and algorithms and trading them on own account since my early years at the university. This experience allowed me to improve my mental arithmetic skills and the ability to quickly make decisions under pressure. Furthermore, I have recently finished a thesis internship at --------. As part of my project, I have constructed a large sample of equity data from both public sources and Bloomberg terminal, which I analyzed using a complex econometric model. The aim is to investigate liquidity properties of almost fifty thousand listed assets, all using programming in Python. I believe that the knowledge of finance and my programming skills allow me to efficiently conduct a complex financial analysis, which is crucial for any kind of investment. Since I am eager to face new challenges and I am enthusiastic about both fundamental and technical market analysis, I find working with you as a very rare opportunity where I would be able to employ my individual creativity and desire for innovation while learning from a highly professional and passionate team. Furthermore, from what my friend told me, -------- is highly professional, open and international company with very interesting business spectrum which is exactly what I am looking for.
Please find my CV in the second attachment and in case you find my profile interesting please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
With kind regards,
In the first paragraph you should definitely mention the purpose why you are writing to the company and if you are done with your studies or no. You can also explain what your program included and what you have learnt at the university. For sure, you should mention obtained GPA (if it is great). Later, you can talk about the previous studies. Another important thing are your relevant hobbies – such as student organizations or courses you have taken. We are getting to the most important part – previous work experience . You should definitely talk about your relevant previous working experience. Moreover, it is good to mention what exactly you were working on and what you have learnt . Last, but not least, it is important to express the reasons why you are a good candidate for the advertised position and also why you would like to work in this company. In the end, you can say how the company can contact you and sign the letter.
After sending a motivation letter, it usually takes some time to answer and there will probably be another round . Normally, there are at least three rounds - motivation letter, home assignment, Skype or call interview and then personal interview or tests. It sounds really crazy. I hope that the letter will help you and it is important to be prepared.
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How Do I Write A Motivation Letter For University Netherlands?
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- Don’t repeat your CV.
- Make sure that you don’t mention new items in your motivation letter which are not mentioned in your CV.
- Be as concrete as possible.
- Don’t copy your motivation letter from others.
- Make sure you use a “serious” e-mail address.
- Formulate your letter positive and future-oriented.
How do I write a motivation letter for university example?
Dear Sir or Madam, With this letter, I would like to express my interest in studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Design at ABC University. I am interested in beginning a career in design and I am certain that this degree will help me to fulfil myself in both professional and personal contexts.
How long is a motivation letter Netherlands?
1-2 pages Length: In the Netherlands, motivation letters are usually limited to 1-2 pages in length. Word limit can vary from anywhere between 500 to 1500 words. Language: In general, motivation letters should be written only in English, especially if the student is applying for a program taught in the English language.
How do I write a motivation letter for University of Amsterdam?
I am eager to gain new experiences and in my opinion this program is the best way to achieve that. I am positive that the University of Amsterdam would be an excellent start for an ambitious business career. Thank you for considering my application.
How do you write motivation for university?
How To Write Your Motivation Letter
- The concept should contain all your thoughts on why you want to pursue the specific degree, the qualities you can bring to the programme, why the specific university is the best option for you.
- The layout is the way your document is formatted, and it should show your professionalism.
How do I start a motivational letter?
Introduce yourself and your intent in the introduction, describe and highlight your experiences in the body, and thank the reader for his/her consideration in the conclusion. Do your research, show genuine interest, and never, ever lie. If you want your motivational letter to stand out, Novorésumé takes the cake!
How do you write a good motivation letter?
- 10 tips to write a motivational letter.
- Find out more.
- Your letter of motivation must be personal.
- Adopt a direct and concise style.
- Focus on your strong points.
- Take your CV into account.
- Find the right balance.
- Clearly explain your motivation.
What is motivation letter in Netherlands?
In the Netherlands, a cover letter accompanying an application is often known as a motivation letter. The purpose of a motivation letter is to introduce yourself to the company, clarify why you are interested in the role and the organisation, and how your skills and experience could benefit their organisation.
How do I write a cover letter for the Netherlands?
A cover letter should:
- Reveal experiences and aspects of your personality that you cannot communicate through your CV.
- Express motivation for the job you apply for.
- Link your skills and qualifications with the job requirements.
- Present yourself as someone willing to take responsibilities / initiatives.
How do I write an expat cover letter?
Follow these steps when writing your cover letter for a job you’d like to relocate for:
- Write a concise introduction.
- Explain why this opportunity is important to you.
- Give an example of your relevant experience.
- Provide another example that highlights preferred qualifications.
- End with a conclusion or summary.
How do I write a CV for Dutch university?
How to write a Dutch CV
- Personal details: date of birth, gender, marital status, nationality.
- Education: names of schools/colleges/universities/work placements,
- Work experience in reverse chronological order – start with the most recent work experience first: dates, companies, titles, duties.
Do I need a personal statement for Netherlands?
Entry into Dutch universities is highly competitive and students should take their personal statement as an opportunity to stand out in a positive way . You’ll almost definitely be applying for a programme taught in English, so this is also a chance for you to show off your command of the English language.
How do I write a motivational letter for study abroad?
EDUopinions’ 5 tips for a motivation letter for studies abroad:
- Introducing yourself.
- Demonstrating your qualifications.
- Mentioning your previous international experiences.
- Describing your personality.
- Explaining how studying abroad will help you grow.
How many words should a motivation letter have?
around 500-700 words The ideal length for a motivation letter is around 500-700 words (or whatever length is recommended by your dream institution).
What is the difference between a cover letter and a motivational letter?
The difference between a motivation letter vs a cover letter is that a cover letter gives specific examples of how your job experience and skills match the opening you’re applying for. A motivation letter, on the other hand, focuses more on your personality, interests, and motives for applying.
How do I write a motivational letter for a bachelor’s degree?
Dear Sir/Madam, I have read the information about the Bachelor in Computer Science & Engineering study programme with great interest on your website. Through this motivational letter, I would like to put forward my candidacy for enrolment in this course.
How long can a motivation letter be?
The ideal length for a motivation letter is around 500-700 words (or whatever length is recommended by your dream institution). Worry about this after you finish writing the draft though, and only keep this in mind when you are trimming your draft down to a presentable length.
What is a good opening sentence for a cover letter?
Here’s a simple-but-powerful cover letter template to use as an example: Dear [First Name]: I was excited to come across the [Job Title] position over at [Company Name]. As a [Current Job Title] with [# of Years] years of experience, I have become quite talented in [Relevant Skills & Job-Related Abilities].
What motivates you to apply for this role example?
Here’s an overview of types of experience that you might find motivating (though you should always make sure your answer is personal and relates to your own background, and give a concrete example): meeting deadlines, targets or goals . mentoring and coaching others. learning new things.
How do I write a cover letter for a university application?
How to write a college application cover letter
- Write your name and street address.
- Include the date.
- Write the head of admission’s name, the college’s name and the college’s address.
- Include a salutation.
- State your purpose for applying to the school.
- Explain why you want to attend their school.
- Write a conclusion.
What motivates you to apply for this position Answer examples?
“ Success is what motivates me to do a good job . Knowing the fact that my hard work and perseverance will help me achieve greater professional success is what keeps me going. I feel that aligning the company’s vision and values with my own is one way to achieve that.
By Travis Thornton
Travis Thornton is an education expert who has dedicated his life to helping students achieve their academic goals. He has worked as a teacher, tutor, and administrator in both public and private schools, and he currently serves as the dean of admissions at a prestigious university.
Travis believes that every student has the potential to succeed, and he tirelessly works to help them reach their full potential. He is a passionate advocate for education, and he believes that every student should have access to a quality education.
Travis is also a father of three young children, and he loves spending time with his family. He enjoys playing sports and watching movies together.
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