Professional Development Program (PDP)

Sample Applications

To help you craft your application to PDP, we provide three example applications with commentary. All three applications are fake (the names and all information contained in these samples are made up, using a good dose of imagination). These samples are designed to be decent, but imperfect. They have been reviewed in the same way that an actual application is reviewed.  Included for each application are examples of the supporting documents applicants must provide (essay, resume, letter of intent, references) as well as a commentary that discusses their strengths and weaknesses and how they might be improved.