husband is turning in all of his application stuff for his Masters program at school. One thing he has to do is write what basically amounts to an application letter. Between he and I we've written one but found out from husband's advisor that it needs to be between 500-700 words and it's only about 270. I will include what we have so far but I need to really flesh this out. Any suggestions? I have many reasons why I want to pursue my graduate degree. I am not as young as I used to be and there are many college graduates in the job market today with bachelors degrees. I believe that employers today are looking for the younger generation for help at a cheaper rate of pay. I feel that with my graduate degree in Human Resource it will help open additional opportunities for me. Additionally, an advanced degree will give me the factual knowledge I need to develop the personal skills needed to make my own mark within the field. My current employer has been supportive of me succeeding with my graduate degree. They understand that there will be times in which I will have to come in late or stay late to compensate for hours missed to attend class. My family, on the other hand, has always been supportive of me and my desire to better myself and be a better provider for them. My wife especially will help do or cover things that I normally do either within the family or the community so that I have the time I need to study and/or attend class. She has been my biggest supporter, save myself, through all of the years of my education. Personally, I have the drive and the want to pursue this degree. This is a chance to not only ensure myself a career but also to improve myself through education and accomplishment. During the time I pursued my four year degree from XXXXX, I have worked full time. This will continue through the graduate degree program but will not interfere. I respectfully ask that you accept my application to succeed in the Human Resource Graduate Degree program at XXXXX.