This is my statement of interest to admission into a masters program for public administration. Please let me know what you think!"It's easy to make a buck, It's a lot tougher to make a difference".
This is something my Mother said to me one morning, about 15 years ago as she grabbed the remote control from me to change the channel on the television. "It's important that you know what's going on in the world. Turn off the music videos and watch the news." Sure enough, from that day forward, if the TV was on while I was getting ready for school, it was a news channel. Uninterested at first, it didn't take long before I was intrigued and found genuine interest in keeping up and being in the know with the world's happenings.
As a young teenager, I hadn't put much thought into what I wanted to do with my life and what my career goals were. One thing I did know was that I wanted to be an influential woman who meant something to the community, someone who had the power to make a change. I began volunteering at various community events, attending borough council meetings with my Mother, anything I could do to feel like I was an involved member of the community. Although my new found interest and passion for the public and community did not mesh well with the interests of my friends at that time; I didn't care. Becoming involved with local events and witnessing the passion in people whom serve the public molded me into the self-assured woman I am today.
My passion for public involvement has taken me on the most incredible journey. Working my way through college, I had the opportunity to understand and learn life through the eyes of many different populations. From children in school settings, to institutionalized adults- my countless hours of direct care left me with experiences that were of a kind.
In my more recent years, working in a management position for a non-profit organization, I am utilizing my years of education and experience and being the best I can be, however, I am beyond ready to raise the bar and accept the next challenge. I am applying for entry to the Masters of Public Administration program because I know I have more to learn and more to give. I am ready to devote my entire career to public service, as I already feel I am wise beyond my years, yet I can't wait to see where the future takes me.
Although my career possibilities are plentiful, my next goal is to assume a leadership role working for the county in which I live or another local government agency. I am very knowledgeable in many areas of public service and I feel that I would be an excellent asset to organizations once I acquire all the proper tools required to take on the role. After all, I know it's easy to make a buck, but I am trying to make a difference.