I am a recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cincinnati. I am currently in the application progress for the MS Cosmetic Science program there and my full time job is a Quality Control Technician at a cosmetic contract manufacturer in Indianapolis. I have two questions:
1. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should put in my personal statement when applying to the graduate program? I have written it but I am not sure if it will convince the admissions team of my desire to get in.
2. I have been interviewing for different jobs that are chemistry positions instead of quality control but they are not in the cosmetic industry. Would it be better for my career goal of being a formulator to stay at my current job since it is in the industry although there isn't a large amount of scientific work or move to a chemist position elsewhere for lab experience but in a different industry.
I'M TORN, PLEASE HELP!!!