Business Studies Personal Statement
From an early age, I have always been interested in the business world. The way a single business can be linked to other businesses all over the world is an extremely exciting thought for me. Also, being a conscientious and hard-working student, I have always wanted to pursue the next academic challenge available to me and by chasing a business career, I can always ensure that this is a possibility. I have chosen to pursue a business studies degree because of its versatility in that I can enter a wide range of jobs once I have graduated, from accountant to investment banker. In this current job market, I think versatility could be one of the greatest skills to possess.
As a student, I will bring with me great enthusiasm in what I do, and a thirst for knowledge as a product of the curiosity and sense of wonder that I have for this remarkable science. I am anxious to learn and develop new skills required to aid me through university and wherever my life afterwards leads me to, and will provide a hardworking attitude with me in order to ensure that I am equipped with the necessary skills.
Although I have not had the pleasure of studying Business through the educational system, my current subjects teaches me a lot that is relevant to business. Law will help me in business because it has taught me how there are a myriad of all kinds and types of laws that bear upon business establishments. Not only that, but studying law will help me whenever I have to understand business law in the future. Sociology is also helpful in the business world because of how connected businesses are. Everything takes place in a sociological context, so knowing about the groups you are dealing with helps you manage your business in other cultures more effectively because you are more in tune with what people value and how they interact. Studying ICT at A-level is obviously very helpful because business as we know it today would, in many cases, be impossible to transact without ICT. One example from the banking industry is cheque processing. It's been said that without information technology systems, to process all the cheques handled in the U.S. manually would take a human staff the size of the entire working population of California. Although each subject that I study is quite different from one another, they all prepare me for university and business life because they require a lot of hard work and require self motivational study.
I devote my spare time to the Air Training Corps, which I have been a part of for more than 2 years. Although a lot of it is fun, with activities such as shooting, flying and band practice (in which I am the Bass Drummer), there is an element of effort required to getting the most out of it. The hardest, but most rewarding, activity I have ever done with the ATC is finishing my Gold Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. This required me to prepare my own kit and a route for which to follow and hike for 60 miles spread out over 4 days with a team. This enhanced my inter-personal, communication and team building abilities, which is vital to any workplace. On top of that, I have also completed my First Aid certificate, my Junior Sports Leaders award and have achieved the rank of Corporal, all of which have taught me confidence in everything I do and will no doubt help me in life regardless of workplace setting.
I am a self motivated, determined individual and I look forward to the social and academic challenges of university. Nobody in my family has studied at university level, but I am confident that I will be up to the challenge of studying and excelling in this very demanding subject.
Universities Applied to:
- Birmingham University (Business Management (Year in Industry) - Conditional Offer (AAB)
- Durham University (Business and Management) - Conditional Offer (ABB)
- Kent University (Business Studies with a Year in Industry) - Conditional Offer (BBB) Insurance
- Lancaster University (Business Studies) - Conditional Offer (AAB) Firm
- Manchester University (Business Studies) - Conditional Offer (ABB)
- ICT (A2) - B
- Law (A2) - B
- Sociology (A2) - A*
- History (AS) - C
I know that not that many people will have gone to something extra on top of college (like my Air Cadets), but in that space I would recommend that you put anything about work experience and how it's related to Business or any enrichments that you've done......if you've done no extra curricular stuff then I'm out of ideas :)