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Background Info. For Admissions essay to Boston University
A.) Reasons for applying to this degree program at BU:
? I have reached a point in my life both academically and in my career
that I have found continuing my education essential to my success.
? Since returning to school at New England College
of Finance, I have
strived very hard to not only learn all I can from the course, but to apply
it to my work
? Since my profession is in the financial industry I find this degree
program in Management Studies to be very helpful both personally and
? It is very important to me to work hard at everything I do in life.
I am adopted within my family and being raised by my aunt and uncle has
made me realize how very fortunate I am. They have taught me to work hard
and be the best at what ever I do. I want to make them proud of me and to
show them that their only daughter has made it in this world.
? I have always enjoyed school. Although my college
years at UMASS
left me with a bad taste due to several internal and external factors.
Paying for my own tuition became something I was no longer able to afford.
I ended up leaving school to join the workforce to earn some money and
figure out what I really wanted from my college experience
? I was very shy and reserved in my early college
years, and found it
difficult to find my way in such large universities
. Coming from such a
small private, all girls high school I left I was out of my comfort zone.
I ended up giving into that and going to what was easier ? moving back
? Being in the working world, I learned several lessons about
supporting myself. I learned to take what I do more seriously since I am
the controller of my future. I guess you could say because I always used
my parents as a security blanket, that I never worried about that before.
I started my working full time during the day at an executive office suite
company in boston. I also work the night shift after that at Dunkin Donuts
to make enough money to pay my rent.
? After being at HQ Business Centers (office suite company) I was ready
for a new challenge and something different. I answered in ad in the paper
for State Street Corp. I ended up getting hired and working the night
shift. My first year there proved to be very rewarding for me. I found
out quickly that my hard work paid off and I received a bonus. After the
year, I took a promotion in another area to continue to learn more about
the financial services area of Corporate actions. This was an invaluable
opportunity that taught me to deal with difficult management. I had to
learn to deal with an extraordinary work load and being expected to stay
late every date to provide coverage for those who had to get home for their
children. This position gave me the foundation to move into the position
that I visioned I would love to do one day. This was the position of a
corporate skills trainer in the training dept of State Street. I always
enjoyed helping others and being very involved with my work, but I wondered
how I could overcome my shyness. Somehow I found the strength and prepared
for my interview by attending a small verision of one of the classes. The
instructor who I need was very helpful as she actually allowed me the
opportunity to deliver part of the class. I was amazed how I managed to do
it! I wasn''t even nervous and the creative side of me that I wasn''t even
aware I had came out glowing!
? I ended up landing the trainer position by giving the hiring manager
a demonstration of my instructor skills and having a mock 15 mins class on
Corp. Actions. The hiring manager commented that it was the best interview
she has ever since! At that point, I knew I could conquer more than I
thought I was capable of.
? My year spent as a trainer was the most rewarding position yet, but
suddenly I faced an unknowed future when one day I found out that of our
training dept was laid off due to restructuring in the company. I was
completely devasted and shocked! My management repeatedly told me that I
was an excellent asset to the company, but had the least senority. After
dealing with the shock, I figured it was best to get back on the wagon and
find something new. During my first day of being laid off I attended a job
fair, resume in hand with all my glowing creditials. I quickly and
painfully found out that the solid reputation that I had built for myself
at State Street meant nothing to the outside world. Even jobs that were
only paying of the yearly salary I has making told me that I wasn''t
qualified because I didn''t have my degree. I thought how in the world will
I survive! The next day I went back to my former employer to pack up my
belongs. At that time, my Vice President rushed over to me and told me she
has a possible job lead for me. Wow, really I said. She told me it was
still in Human Resources, but it would be working with the Controller of
the division. My first thought was I don''t have that much financial
background for that. She also informed me that the hiring manager would
like to meet with me in 10 minutes. What, are you kidding? I am not in
any position for an interview right now. I mean, here I was packing up my
stuff in my overalls and sneakers! My VP said she told the hiring manager
that and he didn''t care. Oh, what was I to do. I knew I had to just go
for it and try my best, even if I wasn''t at all prepared. So I did, and
that night I was extended the job offer ? a promotion at that!
? So here is where I stand today, in my new position 7 months now as
the Asst. Controller handling all the finances for the division. Every day
when I think I can''t do something I remind myself how much I have already
B.) Explain what you hope to gain from your experience
at this college
? I hope to learn from the knowledge of the professors. I am
particularly interested in this program since the professors have work
? You can add whatever else will be appropriate here
C.) Discuss your future academic and career goals:
? I would like to further my education when I complete this program. I
have become a life long student and have found immense satisfaction in
learning all I can.
? Career goals, continuing in the HR field. I would like to further my
knowledge in other HR related areas such as compensation and benefits. I
hope to be promoted to an officer in the next year. As with any position,
I always want to give back to others. I have done this through my work
with State Street''s volunteer group. I am on a board of ambassadors who
serve the State Street community in various events ? Walk for Hunger,
Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston Food Bank, the United Way etc. I am
also going to lead a group of 2nd graders for the Junior Achievement
program at a Quincy Elementary school in January. This program will be 1 a
week for 45 minutes teaching the students about various social-economic
conditions that face out community.
Please let me know if you need other info, I was just trying to give you
the highlights best I could.
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