I am in the middle stages of applying to law school. Being an attorney has by no means been a lifelong dream of mine. I did always want to hold a doctorate level degree, but when I realized there was no way I wanted to be a doctor, that idea faded away. In the past few years, however, my personal life, with all of my trials and tribulations, reignited the yearning for that advanced degree. I realized it was time to really go for it when I got my first unassisted victory in court. I thought, “I want to get paid for this!”, and from then on I set myself on a course toward law school. After taking the Law School Admissions Test twice, I am now finally ready to really put my feet to the fire and apply to law schools. I have quickly realized that there is one major difference in these applications and the ones I had to fill out for my undergrad.
Usually, at least back when I went, a college application provided a writing prompt to answer in the written portion of the app. There was a question to answer or a situation on which to comment or give your opinion. This time around, not so much. Law schools just want a “personal statement”. What? A personal statement about what? In a nutshell, they’re saying “Tell us why we should want you”. I get that, but I also loathe self-centeredness and bragging. Kinda makes it difficult to decide where to start.
As I’ve brainstormed and massaged my ideas (which I am still doing), I wondered what kind of personal statement HG Logistics might have. HG Logistics, a third party freight broker located in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been my work-home for a while now, and I love it here. When I think about this place, and what the personal statement might be, it is quite difficult because we are so many things to so many different people. We are a group of employees who make up a kind of second family with one another, a place where we go to work, yes, but also to play a little. Every day is a good time here.
On the other hand, to our carriers, we are a source for income. Our database of tens of thousands of carriers grows every day and many trucking companies rely on us for steady, reliable jobs. For some owner-operators, we keep the food on their table. We also have our in-house drivers who need us to get by. We are their dispatchers who check up on their well-being, make their appointments and help them out when there are problems.
Still, there are our customers, who see us from a whole different perspective. We are the guys they can call at the last minute on the Friday before a holiday to grab a truckload of ice cream that is supposed to be in Chicago by the morning. We are the folks that they can send an email to with a week’s worth of shipments and know that they’ll all be taken care of without question. Our customers know that we will keep tabs on every truck we have on the road. They know that their own personal sales representative with keep them informed of any situations that might arise, even if the “situation” is that everything is running as expected.
So, with all of those facets, how could I possibly write just one personal statement about HG Logistics? How could I write one about myself, knowing myself so much better than I could ever understand everything this business has to offer? I thought that writing about this would clear things up…I think I made it worse!
Well, wish me luck anyway!
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