I have grown up knowing that the world deserves intellectuals, individuals with the capacity to right the wrongs of society. Also, Elbert Hubbard once said, “There is no failure except in no longer trying”, (Hubbard). Having had the privilege of studying in three different countries, and at some point being home-schooled until age of 14, I feel like I have had tremendous experience as a traveler. My academic traveling was further heightened when I went to England as Exchange student for one year. During this period, I was living in a boarding house. It was an awesome experience to meet people from all over the world. Over the past few years, I have been able to attend three different colleges in the United States. In the previous college that I had attended, I managed to get an AA degree, an achievement that I am proud of. I have plans of transferring to your university to finalize my studies. I am business minded and considering the reputation that your institution holds, I feel motivated to pursue for an advanced degree, that is , an economic major at your university.
My desire to pursue economics has multiplied during these years that I have pursued knowledge in three different colleges. In my first college, I pursued a course in Macroeconomics and secured a grade of “A” . This had begun shaping the course of my professional path and so I felt more self-assured and confident with what I wanted to achieve in life. However, my grades in my second college could not guarantee me advancement in my education. Having studied for fours with difficulty, my grades could not guarantee me advancement in my education. Moving to my third college, I was determined to right the shortcomings , my grades were back up to normal level that I got a mean grade of “A” in Financial Accounting.
Other than academically pursuing a profession in economics, I enjoy swimming, playing piano, solving puzzles, reading and watching business related magazines and television shows in my spare time. The economic models and theories that I have read about have sowed seeds of intrigue within me as the simple facts like the purchase and sale of goods seem to be complicated when some factors are introduced like tax, inflation and interest rates. I have grown to love economics and this is why I believe an opportunity to advance my knowledge in this field in your institution would bring me closer to my professional goal.
I have not taken all my time to whet my academic skills at the expense of extracurricular activities. I believe that mental and rational strength is not independent of physical and psychological strength. In this regard therefore, I like to participate in social events such as Music Festivals. I have been privileged to be part of a number of such events ever since I was a child. I personally play the piano. With the above, I feel confident in applying for admission in your institution believing that I have what it takes to the high standards set by the institution.
Hubbard, A. "An American Bible". Nabu Press, 2010