This type of personal statement is self-explanatory. It can make use of personal as well as professional experiences. They just all need to be wrapped together under one theme. There are many themes to choose from such as: personal perseverance over hardships (. financial, family/friend illness or death, prejudice, handicap, etc.), focus of interest (. particular hobby, volunteer work, industry, craft, idea, etc. that can be related to the program or field to which you are applying in a meaningful way), innovative thinking (. how attending the program you are applying for will help you achieve creating an innovative process, device, business, etc.), and many others.