Iam writing this application with the hope of securing a place at theUniversity of California. This institution has all the facilities andsuitable environment for my major, economics. The University ofCalifornia has various campuses across the United States that givestudents an opportunity to learn their preferred majors irrespectiveof their geographical location. Through this institution, I canaccomplish my academic objectives that will significantly affect myprofessional life after I graduate.
Themain reason that I chose economics as my major is that it isconvenient for management of personal finance. Besides, under thecircumstances of unsteady economies in the world, there is a greatdemand for talented economists. I am adequately prepared for theundergraduate economics major at the University of California. I haveresearched widely about my preferred major, whereby, I have learnedthat I need to dedicate sufficient time for lectures, field research,case studies, and internships. This knowledge is useful for my futuresuccess in the economics major.
OnceI enroll at the university, I intend to succeed in upper-divisioncourses during the final years of my education. To succeed, I willconsult my professors constantly concerning some topics that could besomewhat difficult to comprehend. Personally, I value advice fromexperienced people who have faced the problems I may encounter buthave succeeded in the process.
Leadershipis crucial to directing one’s personal life as well as the lives ofthose they relate to regularly. In this context, leadership can takea mentoring dimension. I have been a mentor to some of my fellowstudents. For example, I have, in several occasions encouragedstudent from China to work hard and smart at the same time. Moreover,I have facilitated them to study efficiently.
Creativityhas been imperative to my educational journey. As for me, challengesare an opportunity to display my problem-solving skills. I considerchallenges as the only stepping-stones to success in the near anddistant future. In a bid to solve any problem, I usually take severalminutes trying to see the various angles of the issue.
Ilike to mod my toys, especially my transformer dolls. I normally cutsome parts and glue them to different places. Under the preconditionthat no transformation would be affected, I then make the toys lookmore like their film images. This teaches me that one can separateany big problem into many small parts and add some imagination, whichbrings a better solution. Economics requires proficient problemsolvers who can do more than provide answers to textbook problemstherefore, my imagination will be important when looking for out ofthe box solutions. Additionaly, my creativity will facilitate me tosolve real life problems.
Mygreatest skill is in changing through learning by mistakes. I makemany errors. I usually strive to identify the lessons that lie behindmy mistakes. They develop me. In the context of my economics major,this skill will enable me to become an emphatic economist who seesthe positive side of mistakes.
Educationalbarriers can be inevitable. I have had a language barrier that I haveworked hard to overcome. I have surmounted this challenge by readingmore books and having the courage to speak with other people.Improving my spoken and written English has made me more confident.
Asignificant challenge that I have faced was being an internationalstudent. As an international learner, I did not prepare well to studyin America. I came here before my last high school year in China. Idid not know that an international student could study for only oneyear in a public high school. Therefore, I chose to be a junior inthe school. Thus, I did not graduate from the high school I attended.
Afterwards,I started to study in a community college. However, my performance inschool was not impressive. From summer 2014 to spring 2015, I gotmany F and W grades. This made me to feel that I had wasted my timeand my parents’ money. I almost gave up studying. Finally, Irealized the importance of education. I learnt that a person shouldtake responsibility for him/herself and his/her family. My parentshad not given up me. It would be unjustifiable if I did so myself.After that, I started to work hard to good grades. Currently, I am ina good position to transfer.
Onething that sets me aside from other applicants at the University ofCalifornia is my ability to treat people sincerely, as well as strikea balance between my personal life and my studies. I can be a strongshield behind my classmates in a bid to prevent mental challenges.
TheUniversity of California is the perfect institution of higherlearning for me to apply my cognitive abilities. Personally, this isthe only institution that will provide the platform for honing myintellectual capacities. Here, I intend to pursue the economicsmajor. My preparation for the economics major started when I was ineighth grade. At eighth grade, I developed a passion in matters ofeconomics. I attribute this interest to my attention in following thedevelopments that were taking place at the New York Stock Exchange.This information was readily available through several news channelson TV.
Asan international student, I have had to overcome challenges such aslanguage barriers and adapting to the school system in the UnitedStates. Therefore, I take it upon myself to mentor other studentsfrom China who feel like they are about to give up regarding thechallenges.
Inaddition to studies, my interest in pursuing economics at theUniversity of California is motivated by my social skills. I enjoymaking new friends. Personally, I believe no one can be too hostileto me. I have a sense of humor that few people can resist. I cancreatively transform a somber mood into a joyous one. For thisreason, I also believe that securing a place at the University ofCalifornia will offer me the chance to use my creativity toilluminate the lives of fellow students. Besides, my optimism will berelevant in inspiring someone who might need it at the institution.
Iam a unique applicant at the University of California since I possessan optimism that few other candidates have. My optimistic approach tolife will be able to make the university an impressive learninginstitution for other students. Interestingly, it is quite a longtime since I felt offended. I am good at handling all disappointmentsthat come my way. Probably, this is the reason I graduated top of myhigh school class, despite spending a significant amount of time inthe mentorship program that I run for other Chinese students.
Ihave a vision that is in line with that of the University ofCalifornia. The University of California endeavors to exceed theexpectations of its clients and stakeholders through cutting-edgeresearch, teaching, and innovation. This is the vision I possess. I,like the University, seek to exceed the expectations of my family andnature at large. I intend to pursue a major in economics at thisdistinguished institution of learning.
Myintrest in economics began a few years back following a volunteerwork in Madison County. During my time in the volunteer work, I metthe officer-in-charge of economics and urban planning in the county.He offered me valuable insights into his profession this was themoment my interest in economics developed. In a bid to succeed in mymajor, I intend to be a devoted researcher at the modern library ofthe University of California.
Otherthan academic matters, I am also passionate about art. I enjoydrawing during my free time this is usually at weekends. Throughdrawing, I can formulate complex ideas from scratch using a sheet ofpaper and a pencil. Having colored pencils gives a touch to myartistic works. I have developed this talent over time. To me,drawing has a unique meaning. It offers me the chance to present myideas logically hence, empowering me to stay organized at all times.Besides, it is through drawing that I can surpass my expectations. Iwas awarded the best artist among twelve nominees during my finalyear in high school. The nominees were from different schools.Interestingly, I had no doubt I would carry the day. Personally, Iconsider drawing as my most useful creative skill and talent.
Sinceseveral candidates are applying for various programs at theUniversity of California, I firmly believe that I am among the bestcandidates. I attribute this to the relevance of pursuing aneconomics major to my professional life at this distinguished higherlearning institution. I have a strong urge for exceeding theexpectations of my friends and family members. In essence, this urgehas played an instrumental role in shaping my academic life rightfrom elementary school. Previously, my will to go beyond the targetsI set enabled me to participate in volunteering work. The Universityof California offers the perfect opportunity for me to continueexceeding the anticipations of people close to me. Furthermore,through my talent as an artist, I can contribute towards creating aculture of creativity among students.
Ican best study my preferred major at the University of California.Securing a place at this prestigious institution will position mefirmly on the pathway to success. This institution has all thefacilities and suitable learning environment for my major ineconomics. I am sufficiently prepared for the economics major. Myfriends have been instrumental in preparing me for this major. I havefriends who are economists in various private and publicorganizations in Michigan State. These friends have been usefulsources of information on what to expect for the economics program.In a bid to succeed at upper-division courses once I enroll at theUniversity of California, I intend to attend all lectures as well asconsult my instructors regularly on the best methods of tackling mystudies.
Onmatters of creativity, I have been an ardent writer of stories forlong. While most people consider creativity as a big challenge, Ionly see it as an excitement. Fantasy stories have often fascinatedme since childhood. This fascination has influenced me to write myset of short stories that I plan to publish after my economics major.People close to me argue that I can become a great novelist if Istart working on a novel immediately I join the university.
Overtime, I have come to a conclusion that writing short stories is notmy greatest skill. I can also do complex calculations with ease. Tome, mathematics is enjoyable because it comes naturally without theneed to struggle. To my surprise, I usually wonder how most studentscomplain that mathematics is a complex subject. This skill has openedvarious opportunities for me both inside and outside the classroom.For instance, I was able to help most of the classmates in eighthgrade to pass their final examinations after several weeks ofdiscussions that culminated in an improved morale among my fellowlearners.
Mypassion for seeing people succeed makes me a unique applicant at theUniversity of California. Typically, I develop a deep sense ofcontentment anytime I see my fellow students excel in theiracademics. This enthusiasm will allow me to assists other learnerswith the difficulties they could face in their studies. After all, Ican also consult others whenever I have problems in my academicendeavor.