Before I entered college, I already had an idea of what I want to study and pursue in my future. In Middle school, I found Math and Geometry incredibly enjoyable, and I was always good at solving various quantitative problems. In High School I took my first economics class, and I could not find anything more interesting and engaging than this subject. Enjoying quantitative courses in school and having many family members working in the business field, I made a decision to pursue my higher education in economics and business and I could not see myself in any other field. At Cornell, Economics and Business Department offers a variety of majors with different concentrations. My deep interest in Business Analytics arose after I took my first …show more content…
Through my coursework at Cornell, I have developed a thorough understanding of how businesses operate and have strengthened my analytical and quantitative skills. In Financial Accounting, I have studied how to understand and analyze financial statements such as Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Retained Earnings, and Statement of Cash Flow. Besides theoretical knowledge of basic accounting, I have strengthened and practiced my understanding of the entire accounting cycle through a Capsim Simulation project. For this project, the class was divided into groups, and each group owned a fictional company of a similar product. We had to compete with each other for market share and profit. This project allowed me to learn about profit-maximizing strategies and how to create and interpret financial statements for better business decisions. If I get selected for the internship at Teacher Created Materials, I will have an opportunity to practice my skills and knowledge about accounting and financial analysis through projects related to Account Payable and Account Receivable transactions (for instance, receiving and sending invoices and checks to vendors) or General Ledger operations (for instance, analyzing the effect of debit and credit transactions on the company’s assets and
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Whoosh!A bed whizzed by, surrounded by about 6 medical personnel. “What’s going on?” I thought immediately with apprehension. I knew whatever was happening it was not ideal. Ensuring I was not in the way, I stood on my toes to see what demanded so much attention. To my astonishment, I saw a coin sized hot-pink little girl. She could not have been bigger than two quarters lying side by side.She was struggling! Even with all the procedures the doctors were executing to save her life, she was performing the most work.
Through my work in environmental compliance with petroleum retailers, I developed a strong interest in pursuing innovative solutions to environmental problems. My professional experience in environmental and health hazard mitigation at Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. was rewarding; however, I concluded that a career in the business-environment nexus aligned more closely to my future goals. With my skill set and interests, I aim to improve the processes and cultures of corporations and governments. In this career path, I have the best opportunity to positively influence the effective utility and conservation of scarce resources. An MBA at the Fuqua School of Business will equip me with the tools necessary to understand the needs of industry, commerce, and advancement—along with the desire to conserve the environment in a just way. I will gain expertise in business strategy, sustainability, and financial tools that, when coupled with my Nicholas School degree, will allow me to analyze private sector opportunities in the energy landscape.
I grew up in a household where education was seen as a form of self-improvement and empowerment. Being raised in rural Central California by two Filipino immigrants who had nothing more than a high school education, my family did not have an educated or intellectual history I could look up to. That is, until my mother decided to get a college education at the age of 45. I must have been in middle school at the time, before which the word “college” was never really spoken or talked about and I could honestly say I only had a vague idea of what it even was. Rather than having the traditional sit down talk with my parents about higher education, my mom clearly spoke to me through example. I distinctly remember times where I would be her study buddy, and while doing so, I found myself leisurely enjoying the pages of her science textbooks. Instead of asking her questions related to her upcoming text, I inquisitively asked juvenile questions like, “How do the genes make us?” Today I know that this is a very big and complex question that we are still trying to answer. Yet at that moment, I wanted an answer, but mother did not have the solution, nor did the textbook. That was the birth of my pursuit of scientific career.
My best (and favorite) subject in school is Math. Ever since I was very little I have loved math, and worked very hard at it. When I do not fully understand topics I do extra problems to make sure that they become clear to me. I spend a lot of time working on math to make sure I understand the topics throughly. I have been in math clubs since 4th grade, and in 7th grade I represented my school at the MathCounts® competition where I won a two silver pins. I won the Virginia State Math Award in 7th grade, and this year I got an 800 in math on my SSAT. As a result of my hard work I am currently one of three students in my school to be in the highest math group, Precalculus.
Hmmm………What shall I tell you about me? You, the person who will decide my fate, my fate as to whether I would go to CU-Boulder, go live in Colorado, go snowboarding in the mountains, meet lots of interesting people, and have the most wonderful experience…I better make myself sound worthy. First off, I want you to know that I'm an unparalleled individual, whose outlook on life is of total optimism. Through out my 18 years, I've become freinds with people from all walks of life. I've learned to empathize with just about every one of them, gaining the greatest understanding in a variety of remarkable characters. One of my favorite, a homeless lady who's called Polly, tells the most incredible stories of love and the many men she has encountered in her 54 years of life. She lives under a bridge and panhandles for a living, yet she appears so happy and dandy, and she can put a smile on my face any day. She's the kind of person who makes me appreciate all the little things people like myself normally take for granted. I come from a family in which the parents struggled starting fresh at 30 years old in a new world, America. They came here in refuge from a country whose leader had forsaken his people, leaving them in a four year long nightmare in which over two million people were done to death. That country is Cambodia. The parents came to America, after having survived such evil and cruelty, not knowing a word of English, yet they persevered with desire of better lives for their two daughters.
There are a lot of reasons why I chose to pursue pharmacy as my career and they all point to the most important reason: pharmacy is a great fit for my life and is something I have become increasingly passionate about. It started when I was researching careers with my parents and my dad suggested pharmacy and, simply put, it sparked my interest because at the time it was one of the few things I thought I would not hate doing. A healthcare career has always been where I put myself in the future, mainly because most of my family members are in the healthcare field. However, I have never been one that could directly help the wounded or deal with anything gory, but am very intrigued by the growing science of pharmacy. As I continue exploring pharmacy, the more I enjoy learning about it and feel like I could excel in this career.
My perseverance has prepared me for a career in medicine. The path towards becoming a physician can be long and challenging, necessitating the ability to endure. My ability to bounce back from setbacks and mistakes has solidified throughout my journey. One of the cornerstone experiences of my personal development occurred during high school. My determination led to me my graduating as valedictorian of my class, while balancing three varsity sports and several extracurricular activities. In addition, I worked on weekends to help support my family financially. This persistence resulted in scholarship awards that made higher education a possibility.
Soaked under sweat, I stood on the running machine, took a deep breath, and counted in my mind, one…two… three, GO! With renewed power and confidence, I started to run again with satisfaction. This moment happened every day in last summer at a gym and I lost 62pounds. Had persisted for five months, I am so proud of myself that I am able to achieve the goal of losing weight and established high self-discipline. In addition, I have gained great appreciation for the challenges. However, I also have grown up from this, on the other hand, frustrated experience. Not because the process of losing weight was painful, but because my by-product of the weight loss journey, my online team.
Have you ever lost yourself or become addicted to something attractive? Many students will answer that they were addicted to video gaming, gambling, or watching TV series. However, for me, the most attractive thing is solving puzzles and discovering unknown mysteries. Solving Sudoku puzzles is my favorite because I have to think about multiple possibilities carefully and speculate the correct solutions. After considering problems comprehensively and figuring out the answers easily by following the logic, a sense of accomplishment will make me happy for awhile. I have the same feeling when playing puzzles as solving computer science problems, so I would like to be a programmer or a game designer in the future. When I was playing League of Legends for the first time, I was wondering how the system could download and upload huge amount of game data in a second so that the nationwide players could enjoy the games without lag. This question brought me into the amazing world of computer science.
Since the beginning of my academic endeavors, I have long cherished a dream to be a member of the social science research community, which gives our society progressive insights into human ecology. I began my undergraduate studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey with a passion for ecological justice and with the intention of majoring in environmental studies. Ramapo College’s progressive liberal arts foundation provided me with ample room to explore the multifarious array of social science courses. As I took more social science courses, however, my understanding of human social groups underwent a metamorphosis. As a result, I decided to pursue a degree in Social Science, with minors in the two fields I felt most passionately interested in, Women’s Studies and African American Studies.
Curiosity, ambition, determination and passion are the core constituents that have driven me into the field of biology. I am a very analytical and a punctilious individual. I have always been fascinated by the components of biology since I was a child. I have always been curious and always had the desire to learn to enhance my knowledge. Hard-work and dedication are the building blocks for success. I can remember as a child picking up insects from outside and taking them inside my house to dissect them with a safety pin and play pretend that I was a biologists. I can remember in middle school entering a plethora of small school science projects and winning certificates for outstanding biology student. This immense inertia for investigation and careful scrutiny has propelled my love for science and will expand as I go in-depth in the field of biology. I love to solve complex problems and love being stimulated intellectually. I succeeded in advance biology when I was in high school and have done well in most of my biology classes in college. I have this unequivocal desire to achieve w...
At a glance, accounting might appear as a repetitive cycle of preparing and examining financial statements. However, a brief exposure to accounting has taught me how chaotic it can be for accountants. An accountant captures and represents the information of businesses. By reviewing financial operations, an accountant helps a business run efficiently. This profession can be intellectually stimulating and rewarding. After learning about accounting, I cannot help but be interested and desire to work toward a degree in accountancy. In my studies, I have learned accountants require a plethora of qualities to be successful. And to mature from a student to a professional, I must resolve to strengthen my weaknesses. There is much I must learn and achieve, but a degree in accounting is well worth the time spent.
Business has become indispensable in our lives. It's principles serve as the backbone for economic, political and social systems at all levels. On the other hand* management is the basic necessity and pillar of a business organization, it's the catalyst without which no organization can survive and grow. Management is the key. Hence, the indispensability of business management, in the world as we know it, prompts me to delve deeper into this prolific discipline.
The success of these internships and assignments inculcated a desire to evolve further as an analyst. I felt that a Masters Degree in Business Analytics is the right path to build an educational foundation in my field of interest. So with a hope of adding valuable contributions to this expanding field, I look forward to my graduate studies as a means to a new beginning. The business analytics program at the Bowling Green State University of has everything I need to achieve a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of business analytics. In addition to a distinguished panel of faculty, a quality graduate program and high industry interaction motivated my choice. Considering the way the program is structured, I feel confident in your program’s ability to prepare me for a successful career in the field of business analytics.