A one page, typed statement indicating why you would like to be an HTA and what you will bring to the HTA position.
When I think back to my college admissions, one thing sticks out - my acceptance to the UGA Honors Program. My mom opened my package and called to let me know I had been automatically admitted to UGA Honors. I almost threw away the form because I didn't want to come to UGA, but my mother forced me to fill it out and accept the offer. Now, I cannot imagine being anywhere else. Through Honors, I have been presented with so many opportunities I would not have received elsewhere, and I would like to help new students recognize and take advantage of everything Honors and the University have to offer. I recently volunteered for one of UGA's "Out and About" programs in which I had to show an uncommitted student around campus and take her to my classes. I loved being able to give her little inside tips and showing her what life is really like at the UGA; I even convinced her to apply to the Honors Program. I would love to have a similar role as a teaching assistant.
If selected, I will bring dedication, persistence, and involvement to the Honors teaching assistant position. When I become a part of something I love, I go all in. When passionate about a project, I will do anything it takes to make sure it happens. As president of the National Honor Society at my high school, I organized the annual induction ceremony and orchestrated a school-wide "Teens for Jeans" blue jean drive, which collected gently used blue jeans for underprivileged teens. I have applied for many things at UGA I was sure I would get, but ended up not. Though rejection is disappointing, I haven't let it prevent me from seizing other opportunities. Instead, I have used that rejection as a driving force to get even more involved. I see it as an opportunity to join another club I wouldn't have otherwise had time for. For example, this year I applied to be a Match Mate, the Men's Tennis promotions group, and I thought I was a shoo-in. Turns out I was wrong, but I still go to most of the matches and cheer on the team anyway and plan to reapply next year. I will apply the same persistence and dedication to teaching the class and getting the students excited about being at UGA. I tried to get involved at UGA immediately. During the first month, I attended University Union's events, participated in the Dawg Day of Service, and joined the Roosevelt Institute at UGA. Roosevelt is one of the many opportunities I have received through Honors, and it has expanded my horizons. I had no interest in politics or public policy before, but through Roosevelt, I have gained a better understanding of and respect for researchers and decision-makers and will soon be presenting at the CURO symposium. Though my free time has become limited as the semester went on, I still try to find something non-academic to do a few nights a week, whether it be a club meeting, a sporting event, a lecture, or a performance. My favorite things to attend are gymnastics meets, tennis matches and anything held at the performance arts center. Not only would this make me a great resource for PPEs, but also a guide for students to find that perfect organization they can become immersed in immediately.