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Question Explaining gap in personal statement

Hi people,
I graduated in March 2011. i came to Us in April on H4
  • started preparing for Step 1 from April and gave in October
  • i thot from October i ll start searching for observerships etc
  • But My husbands company said to proceed with GC application and laywers adviced me against volunteer work on H4 and wait till i got EAD
  • so i prepared for cs and gave in Dec 2011
  • GOt my EAD in FEb and started searching for USCE.
  • GAVE CK in MAY 2012.
  • GOT USCE from JUNE to DEC 2012
Does any one have any idea how should i explain gap in Personal statement regarding immigration issue?WIll it make sense?
Please help me out. I know my problem is different. Any thoughts would help me
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A personal statement is not a timeline and I don't think it is the place to talk about your visa status.

Have you ever seen a personal statement?
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I know its not a time line. I have seen a Personal statement
I just wanted to explain the gap in My CV in a personal statement. I hope i am clear now
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I know its not a time line. I have seen a Personal statement
I just wanted to explain the gap in My CV in a personal statement. I hope i am clear now
I don't think I'd bother trying to explain a small gap like that. A good personal statement is maybe 600 words and should focus on your inspiration, ambitions, solid achievements, interest in your specialty, hopes for your future career.

Essentially, I think it should be an aspirational document, interspersed with details of the real experiences which shaped your ambitions.

Obviously it can be broken down much more than this. But I don't think I have seen a statement where a small detail, such as you describe, was important.

I hope I have understood you correctly. Forgive me if I have not. But I don't think you need to worry about the sort of lacuna you describe.

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This means I cant do observership in H4 Dependent visa??????? Anyone pls help me out and explain
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Dont explain any gaps or issues on your personal statement. It will make it look bad. Do what eduardod says.

You might need to explain that on the interview, IF they ask you. If not, just let it slide, they probably dont care
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