Since my early childhood I have been surprised and puzzled by the fact that some people can have their own business and earn a lot of money while others, who live in the same conditions and have the same opportunities, cannot make ends meet. Years went by, and I realized that in order to achieve great success in your life, you do not need to live in a specific country or be born in a specific family. What really matters is your state of mind and the goals you set and try to achieve.
After I had obtained a degree in computer science in South Korea, the light dawned on me and I realized that my mathematical thinking, acquired while studying computer science, could be of a great help running my own business. However, I lacked for knowledge of Economics and Business and, thus, I made a decision to enter Stony Brook University to study Economics. My application was accepted and my first great goal was achieved. Obviously, the biggest problem for me as an international student was English. Nevertheless, I overcame this obstacle taking an advanced level of ESL courses and significantly improved my English skills. What is more, I did my best studying at Stony Brook University which lead to the fact that in the first semester my name was in the Dean’s list of the best students.
Later on, I set a new goal in my life – I decided to learn Accounting at Baruch College, considering it the best for this purpose. Despite the fact that I failed to get enough credit for verbal and writing part of GMAT, I am strongly convinced that I would be one of the best students as I would dedicate all my time and energy to my dream – gaining the best knowledge of Accounting and, afterwards, bring honor to Baruch College by setting up in business.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”