About this Event


As we kickoff college and scholarship application season, SuccessBaseMass is working with Yale's Linda Coleman to teach students how to best present themselves throughout their essay-writing. Though this workshop is geared towards students that have not started their applications yet, all who would like help or inspiration with their personal essay-writing are welcome to join!


August 20, 4:00-6:00 pm EST

Topics include:
  • Steps to writing a personal essay (from brainstorming to proofreading!)

  • ​How students can (and must!) channel their unique voice in their writing

  • ​How to have a non-generic essay

  • ​Which essay topics to avoid, and other do's or don'ts

  • ​How to make every word of your essay count

  • ​How to show, not tell (engaging your reader through vivid storytelling)

  • ​And much more!

About the Speaker


Linda Coleman



​​Linda Coleman is the Director of Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at Yale University and has served in this capacity since 2016. Before joining Yale, Ms. Coleman held several positions at Quorum Review, an independent IRB that served institutional, independent, and international sites. (Ms. Coleman served as Quorum’s Vice President of Regulatory & Legal Affairs of Kinetiq in 2016, a consulting division of Quorum. Prior to 2016, she served as Quorum’s Director of Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel from 2011–2015, and its Director of Regulatory Affairs from 2007–2010.)  Prior to Quorum and Kinetiq, Ms. Coleman was an attorney at Bennett, Bigelow & Leedom where her practice focused on general health law matters, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, litigation, behavioral health, and employment law.