Economics and Finance Personal Statement
In today's world, economics associated disciplines are of fundamental significance and application, which has encouraged me to pursue a degree in Economics. I am enormously enjoying studying Mathematics at 'A' level and believe that my strong mathematical background will enable me to have an excellent basis in which to engage in the study of Economics. My passionate interest in economics is continually strengthened by my regular reading of 'The Economist' and 'The Financial Times'
Work experience that I have recently completed at South Staffordshire Council (Accounts & Finance Department) has enforced my comprehension of the functional applications of economics. Having attended an open day at PricewaterhouseCoopers I have learnt about the assortment of careers that come about from the study of Economics, and the everyday work involved
At school I have been handed many responsibilities, including being 'form leader' and being assigned the role of a prefect. Skills I have built from these responsibilities include the organizations of others, along with teamwork and the ability to represent my fellow pupils. My other areas of interest have provided me with the opportunity to attend lectures on chemistry at Villiers Park, Birmingham where I was chosen to represent my school. Currently, I am involved in completing an AVCE ICT course at my school, which has enabled me to have the ability to strengthen and vastly increase my skills in Information Communication Technology
During my free time I keep myself informed of recent news by reading newspapers such as "The Times" and "The Guardian". I regularly attend the gym and also participate in sports such as tennis and swimming
Also I enjoy singing in the school choir. At the weekends I am actively involved in the running of the family business, where I have developed my communication skills, from engaging with customers and the public, and also my business skills
I trust that throughout this brief statement I have satisfied you of my interest and commitment to the study of Economics. I believe I will make an important contribution to your university and aspire to have the opportunity to demonstrate this to you.
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