Business Management & Finance Personal Statement
Ever since the first implementation of money it has evolved to one of the main forces that abet our society in making progress in this highly commercialized age. As a result a whole new type of relationship between people has emerged, defined shortly nowadays as business and finance. The complexity and diversity of these disciplines have always fascinated me and instigated my critical thinking. Hence my immense willingness to pursue a degree in this field of study.
My persistence and diligence at school, coupled with the supportive attitude of my teachers have led me to brilliance in all of my school studies, maintaining an excellent overall grade throughout the years. Additionally, during my education in the English Language Medium School I managed to achieve proficiency in the English language certified by my excellent performance at the CAE and TOEFL tests. Moreover, my passion for mathematics encouraged by my parents from early childhood has developed my critical thinking faculties and analytical knacks. What is more, I have been ranked in the top 5 in several mathematical competitions. After assessing my qualities my teachers have chosen me to represent my class at the Student Council. Furthermore, I am an active member of the local Interact Club in which we organize various charity events and exhibitions.
As a part of my additional studies, last year I took up a course in rhetorics, which proved to be an exceptionally valuable experience. Through the debates we carried out, I improved my abilities to express my ideas clearly and concisely and learnt to think "out of the box". In my view, these are the vital skills without which no manager could achieve success in the constantly evolving world of business.
To gain a further insight of the world of finance and business, I've worked for 3 months in an accountancy company as a public relations assistant. Thus, I had the opportunity to grasp the feeling of working in a dynamic and competitive environment. Being perpetually pressured by deadlines helped me realize the actual value of concepts such as responsibility, time management and self-discipline. Additionally, I've been chosen to take part in several conferences and workshops connected to projects under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, which I believe is a consequence of the flexibility, open-mindedness, and desire to learn that I've proven. There I met experts from a broad range of business related areas and managed to uncover the unique essence of their jobs.
Once I turned 18 I was finally able to realize my long lasting passion - trade at the FOREX market and put to a test my quick wits and decision making at the stock exchange. I had been preparing for that moment for quite a long time by taking an avid interest in financial news, reading specialized literature and researching thoroughly the trends and specifics of the market. Eventually, this established to be an invaluable experience and further fueled my desire to study relevant subjects at a university level.
As a summer job for the last two years I have been an Entertainer at hotels in a nearby resort. What I like about this job is that I can fully express my joyful nature and spread it among the guests. Since we had to prepare lots of dance, comedy and guest-orientated shows I have highly improved my ability to work as a part of a team and have had the chance to put to action my acting skills.
All the versatile hobbies and sports I've been involved in such as web designs, Photoshop graphics, karate, swimming and football have boosted my endurance, developed my mentality and made me more passionate about everything I do.
In the light of all this, I am positive with my decision to continue my education in business and finance related disciplines in which I will be able to fully expand my enthusiasm and potential for learning.
So far I have offers from: Manchester - International Business, Finance and Economics Aston University - International Business and Economics University of Essex - Financial Management Still waiting for the offers from: University of Exeter - Economics and Finance University of Southampton - Economics and Management Sciences I'll be happy to receive some feedback. Feel free to comment, criticize etc. :)
Business and Management