What personal experiences, background, or future goals will you bring to your scholarly and artistic pursuits at Cornell? Make sure to be as specific as possible to your desired major, and let your excitement about the subject shine through to the admissions committee.
Describe how ILR is the right school for you to pursue these interests.
If you want to major in animal science, you can write about your summer on a horse farm, where you became an expert at foal delivery. Check out the courses, research opportunities, academic requirements, and anything else that you think could help you make a compelling case.
Describe how ILR is the right school for you to pursue these interests. So while including many references to different opportunities can be good, those references are lost if not integrated into a comprehensive story of your experiences and passion for your interests.
Notice how she elaborates on how the project teams can enrich her experience at Cornell, and will help her to achieve her goals in the future. Remember: This is just a sample from a fellow student.