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The Venture course meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30–8:30 p.m. If you have received a Bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible to participate in Venture.
The personal statement is the most important part of the application. It helps us get to know who you are and why you are interested in Venture. Personal statements must be written by the applicant to be considered.
Please answer, in approximately 200 words, one of the following questions:
- Why do you want to further your education?
- Write about an event or situation in your life that had a significant impact on you.
- What are your goals and how do you envision the Venture course helping you accomplish them?
- What special skills or experiences would you bring to the Venture course?
The following is a sample assignment from the critical writing class
in the Venture course. As part of your application, please read the
article and complete the three questions below.
The New York Times
Sadiq Khan Elected in London, Becoming Its First Muslim Mayor
By STEPHEN CASTLE MAY 6, 2016
LONDON — In a Europe struggling with a rise in Islamophobia, riven*
by debates about the flood of Syrian migrants and on edge over
religious, ethnic and cultural disputes, London has elected its first
Sadiq Khan—a Labour Party leader, a former human rights lawyer and a
son of a bus driver from Pakistan — was declared the winner after a
protracted count that extended into Saturday. He will be the first
Muslim to lead Britain’s capital.
The victory also makes him one of the most prominent Muslim politicians in the West.
London is hardly representative of Britain: About a quarter of its
residents are foreign-born, and one-eighth are Muslim. And Mr. Khan is
not the first Muslim to hold prominent office in Europe: Rotterdam, in
the Netherlands, has had a Muslim mayor since 2009, and Sajid Javid is
the British secretary of state for business.
*riven: split, divided, separated
Venture in the City of South Salt Lake is made possible through support from the City of South Salt Lake, Westminster College, Utah Humanities, the George Q. Morris Foundation, CIT Bank, the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, the Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation, and Richard and Susan Jacobsen.
The Venture Course does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or handicapping conditions.