Economics and Finance Personal Statement
I believe that university offers an excellent opportunity to further my learning in a more challenging environment and to deepen my understanding of the knowledge and skills I already have
I am keen on all aspects of business, but am particularly interested in accountancy/finance and management
Through my current study I have learned to be more computer literate and how to effectively manage my time. I became interested in accountancy when studying the finance unit in business studies and I am now completing an As level in this subject as I felt this would give me a sound footing when starting my university course
I gained an As level in sociology which has sharpened my ability to analyse information in depth, which is vital for management. Sociology has also helped me appreciate people's different needs in society, which I see as an important feature in business
One responsibility that I held for a year was the role of the middle school prefect. This helped me to gain an insight into typical basic management responsibilities. In Year 13 I then became a senior prefect and our role within the school is to help out with such activities as fund raising and the school fate
Taking part in the Young Enterprise scheme taught me many skills; how to work independently and with a team which was one of the keys to our company's success as "best company"
I attended a young enterprise presentation day where we were privileged to listen to guests speaking about becoming an entrepreneur. This brief course inspired me with a wish to one day own my own business. I feel that an accountancy/finance and management course will help me to place myself in the sector in which I am most interested and give me the aspiration to eventually achieve this
In the sixth form work experience is optional but I believed I would gain great benefit from such a placement. I was fortunate to get a two-week placement in Lloyds TSB bank in Nottingham. I was given a great deal of responsibility; my time was divided into various departments such as the customer service department, finance department, balancing accounts with the cashiers. As a result of my success with Lloyds TSB the manager offered me full time employment with training should I decide to take that route
I held a part time job for 2 1/2 years in which I worked as a counter assistant in a busy restaurant in my local town. From this I learned many skills such as working in a fast busy environment, handling money and a great deal of customer service and teamwork
In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and family. I enjoy reading and one of my favourite authors is Terry Pratchet. I enjoy music and I listen to many different styles. I am particularly interested in IT and much of my time is spent researching on the web
From my experiences and personal ambition I am confident that I have the necessary self-motivation and commitment to succeed in accountancy finance and management and I look forward to taking advantage of all the opportunities that university life has to offer.
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