Personal statement for transfer application Question 1: What is your intended major? Discuss how you interest in the field developed and describe any experience you have had in this field such as volunteer work, internships, and employment, participation in student organizations and activities and what you have gained from your involvement. I would like to major in Business Economics. This science is among the most important areas in todays increasingly expanding world. In my opinion, it is capable of stimulating positive changes in the international business. The understanding of major principles of Business Economics enables to realize and solve the problems created by the globalization trends. I always regarded economics as a way to help people, because it gives an opportunity to improve the standard of living for others. Specifically, I am interested in the effects of the SARS outbreak on the economy of my country, Hong Kong.
I would like to understand and evaluate the influence of the epidemic and, therefore, be able to develop innovative ways to reverse the recession that has plagued my country. My first experience in applying economics to real-life situation was in high school, when I led a team of volunteer artists to raise money for The Hong Kong Society for the Blind organization. Every team was asked to create a product and evaluate its costs and demands. As a vice-president of the stock management department in our organization, I analyzed which products would be the best to attract customers and decided which store locations would provide us the best visibility at the lowest cost. My efforts resulted in the fact that my team was able to offer our products in three different shopping malls, and raise over ten thousands dollars for the blind people. Thus, by combining reasoning power, knowledge of economics and willingness to help others, I created a successful and socially relevant business.
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My working experience includes student assistance in my college and a position of a cashier in a bookstore. The management had always asked me to work at the register during the rush hours because they said I am speedy and always make accurate transactions. There is one more important experience in my life I would like describe. Being an undergraduate student, I am also a maths tutor at Chabot College. I repute that it is important for a maths tutor to not only be a guide in learning, but to bestow a passion for learning. I am honestly zealous for learning and want to share that with others.
I see beauty in mathematics and feel great satisfaction in solving mathematical problems. I found out that tutoring is more than just making sure that students give the correct responses, it also means motivating others to have an independent interest in mathematics. I fulfil my obligations completely when the maths students find the studies interesting and gain proper understanding of mathematics. This means they have the self-confidence and a feeling that they can do it. Moreover, studying mathematics helps to create versatile individuals and promote higher level of thinking. The thinking process is of great importance itself; it is required not only in mathematics, but in all areas of life.
What many people, including even some prominent economists, fail to realize about economics, is that it deals not only with the interactions between business and numbers, but also with interactions between human beings. At the University of California I intend to examine economic problems in the context of social imbalance and to work on the improvement of my community even during the studies. I strongly believe that the University of California gives its students a valuable opportunity to gain proper education in any field, including Business Economics. I have chosen to major in this field, due to the fact that I am very interested in economic theory and studies. I believe my knowledge will help me to solve the problems plaguing my community for the future generations. > 606 words Question 2: Tell us about a talent, experience, contribution or personal quality you will bring to the University of California. Discussion of ways of economic development implies proper understanding of social and cultural distinctions. I believe travelling experience has increased my awareness of the global trends of economic development.
ECONOMICS in our life 1. Human wants are not limited, but the resources necessary to satisfy those wants are limited. Thus, every society is faced with the identical problem the problem of scarcity. Everyone individuals, business firms and government needs to make choice from among the things they want. In exercising the choices imposed upon individuals, business firms and government by their ...
I am thankful to my father because he instilled in me the desire to explore the world. He showed me life outside Hong Kong. Since childhood, I have been to over 20 countries and have observed numerous cultures, customs and ways of life. In December 1999 we travelled to Africa. Though I was aware of the extreme poverty its developing nations, I still could not believe my eyes. Due to overpopulation, limited resources, and the misdistribution of wealth, African people are destitute. My family treated them with helpless sympathy, while I interpreted the situation as an economic problem.
The solution to Africa crisis is partly in the recognition of limited resources and their proper distribution. Education in economics and business would allow me to find effective ways to solve the problems of poverty and hunger. My most significant experience was in 2001, when I went to a high school in Kentucky as an exchange student. These experiences not only broadened my outlook but also influenced my understanding of Business economics, a field strongly affected by cultural differences and increasing globalization. > 209 words Question 3: Is there anything you would like us to know about you or your academic record that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in this application? I would like to state that among all the classes, those of economics and accounting I liked most. I have been a straight A student in these fields of studying. This success has encouraged me to continue education in Business Economics.
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In addition, I have done my best to become an excellent student in English. Now I am a bilingual international student; I can speak and write in both English and Chinese. I realized that todays world demands people to speak more than one language; it is necessary in work, education, and travelling. It also helps to understand the culture, traditions, and beliefs of other nations. I think such knowledge is essential for my future career and life. It is possible that in future I might get a chance to become a strong link between the economies of Hong Kong and California. Another important feature is being independent.
As I have already mentioned, after graduating from the Hong Kong high school, I went to Kentucky as an exchange student. Living by myself implied learning to be independent and highly responsible. It stimulates creativity (in facing every kind of problem), gives an opportunity to taste both freedom and hardships and enables to learn how to manage oneself. > 206 words.