This is a part of the writing assignment in English Language class whereby the student should write a College Application Letter/Personal Essay.
The topic chosen is evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk, or ethical dilemma and its impact on you.
It is not about how good you are in writing or how dramatic your experiences and you don’t have to win a Nobel Prize either…you just need to be honest about you.
Over 2 years ago, I would spend my nights cramming to memorize the reactants and the products of chemical reactions, analyzing how detergents are able to clean away stains and even how electric motors were able to rotate either in a clockwise or in an anti-clockwise motion. Although these topics may trigger the curiosity to the huge percentile in the science stream, a different perspective was placed upon my head. As others were more fascinated with the increased complexity of the in-depth knowledge that they have gained, I, on the other hand felt increasingly apathetic with what I had to undergo.
As I realized my indifference, I began to uncover more of what the commerce stream had in store. I assessed this through reading business books and continued on to fill my head with the concepts of accounting. A different outcome had appeared this time around, as I flooded my brain with more of the concepts strongly held in commerce, it was then I decided to move to the commerce stream. This decision has driven me to discover more of my newfound passion.Although I had much catching up to do, especially since my commerce peers have been studying the subjects for over 2 years, the persistence that I have learnt throughout my piano lessons have helped me through.
During my A-Level course, I have been exposed to great insights on all economics, business and accounting topics. The heavy reliance of finance with economics proves as a good starting point due to the theories that I have learnt. Therefore, I believe that I may develop into the more specific and complex economic studies to be taken in university.Due to its reliance on economics on both the macro and micro sides, any financial decisions that are made must also consider the various aspects of the market that affects the economy. These complex decisions that take into consideration various factors are what I find to be fascinating as they enforce me to be more critical when analyzing issues.
Being in the commerce stream has made me more fascinated with the news and how it greatly relates with what I have learnt. Keeping up with it has become a recent favorite pastime. For instance, during the Brexit referendum which happened during last year’s summer break, I had keep tracked with the progressions of the referendum throughout my break ensuring that I did not miss out on anything new. The complex decisions stated earlier would take into account the current situations according to the news. Therefore, finance allows a practical application in real world events, something that I long for not only for an undergraduate course but also for a career.
High School has allowed me to be part of Student Council whereby I was exposed to teamwork. All events that are undertaken by the council is fully the responsibility of its members. Being a part of it has allowed me to understand the importance of communication and respect towards one another as an important factor in creating various events. One that I have been proudest is when we were able to create a voucher payment system to cut the payment queues of our cafeteria event. It enabled us to maximize revenue allowing actual profits to be much higher than expected, even exceeding the final profit of the previous student council team. The ups and downs that I experienced in the student council have also taught me to always remain professional although the various problems that may come along the way.
Outside of school, I would also volunteer myself in church activities, one of which involved being a presenter in the church’s art gallery. This job involved explaining the significance of the art works displayed and its relations to the personal life of the artists. Presenting these artworks towards the visitors has enabled me to develop communication skills and be more engaging towards others.
These various experiences I’ve had are hoped to help me strive towards a career as a financial analyst.