Statement of Purpose for Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science’s Economics Curriculum

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While other children watched their favorite cartoon or played their favorite video game, reading business articles and watching the fluctuations seen in the stock market enthralled me. Renowned leaders in the business world have always been of interest to me, specifically Warren Buffet. My favorite quote by Buffet is “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than you and you’ll drift in that direction.” By attending CMU, I would personify this quote. Growing up, my parents have instilled into me, many essential values, such as working hard and “being the best me I could be.” I have always expected a lot from myself, but high expectations from my parents and close friends, have increased my work ethic and lifted my goals and aspirations even higher. For that reason, I hope to challenge myself through the prestigious Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science’s economics curriculum. The undergraduate economics program would prepare me for a vast array of careers. Jobs in policy, law, and business are all possible, or if one desires to go to some sort of post graduate school, that is also possible. By having such a top-notch education, I would surely be closer to achieving my goal of receiving my MBA from Tepper. In making all this possible, a wide range of classes must be made available. Classes that are available in just about any economics curriculum, like Intermediate Economics, are also available here, but classes like Behavioral Economics and Global Electronic Markets are what makes CMU unique. Another attractive aspect of CMU is the jointly administered economics degree by Dietrich and Tepper. I feel this will make for a solid foundation in the field of econo... ... middle of paper ... ...in other schools. As a native “Pittsburgher,” I can say I’ve heard of the oldest tradition at the university: the Spring Carnival. Traditions like this, and others such as the Buggy sweepstakes and “Traying” are what make CMU so awesome! If students need a break from the academics, there is always something going on to do just that. Also, as an economics major, it would be nice to participate in some sort of economics related extracurriculars outside of class. And of course, CMU offers these. Student organizations like the Carnegie Mellon Economics Society offer a forum to discuss all things pertaining to economics, which interests me. All in all, I believe Carnegie Mellon is the perfect fit for me. All of my ambitious academic aspirations and career goals can be met by attending this prestigious university. I would forever cherish the opportunity to be a Tartan!

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