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UC application personal statement

March 28, 2016 | Author: | Posted in labor studies, social sciences

What is your intended major ? Discuss how your interest in the field developed and any experience you had in the field – such as volunteer work , internships , employment , participation in student organizations and activities and what you have gained from those activities

My intended major is Economics . I developed an interest in economics from working and attending a business meeting where I met one of my father ‘s associates

The tsunami of 2004 prompted me to help the citizens and visitors to Indonesia in any way that I could . It was amongst this [banner_entry_middle]

disaster that I saw a better part of humanity . The sheer willingness of people wanting to help in any way they could , opened my eyes . I found that I wasn ‘t really helping volunteering was helping me . I was actually becoming a better person . I started thinking about more than just the things that affected my world that there are other people who don ‘t necessarily need help they just need a push in the right direction

It was while working and attending a business meeting that I met a gentleman who changed everything and would greatly impact my decision to study economics . At the end of the meeting I timidly approached this gentleman and he said that I should learn economics in to help my country and its citizens . He went on to say that by studying economics I could gain a better understanding of where my country is today , where my country would like to go , and if I have the good fortune , be able to help with that direction . I told him that I helped out with the tsunami disaster . He asked how I felt about the disaster , volunteering and what impact this had on my life . I told him that I wasn ‘t contented to let things go right by me and not do anything about it . He just smiled and told me to pursue this direction . He also told me that by serving my people I will serve myself

After meeting this gentleman and speaking briefly with him , it has greatly impacted the way I see things in my country . As an Indonesian I have seen the very rich to the very poor . Although we have a population that is approximately 90 literate , we also have high unemployment , poor sewage and water treatment , a government that doesn ‘t spend on our oil and resource infrastructure , and an ever evolving political climate . The tsunami of 2004 also had a large economic impact as well as the terrorist bombings in Bali

Regardless of these events I am optimistic that Indonesia can re-develop its trade ties with many more nations that it currently has . I believe that Indonesia needs to expand its reach to as many countries as it can and not limit itself to only countries in its immediate region

Working has taught me the importance of teamwork and independent action Accountability , time management , and responsibility have also greatly impacted the way at how… [banner_entry_footer]

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