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Chevening Essay Leadership and Influence
As the eldest child in the family, I have been trained to lead my siblings in any situation where a leader is needed. So young as I am, I always volunteered and sometimes elected as a student leader in our school and university organizations, in our local government and even in our church group. I attended a lot of leadership trainings like that one offered at the YMCA.
In my first job as a government owned corporation under agricultural sector, it has always been my desire to help farmers to improve their way of living. Technology has been there, but most of them are still hesitant to use the available materials. I was assigned to spearhead on introducing the internet to farmers in the area covered by our branch office.
I studied a a rural university in the Philippines that is why I want to study MBA abroad to increase my skills, new knowledge and confidence. My plan after graduation is to return home to my province and continue the business started by my family, which is engaged in small trading and real estate business. My parents are currently managing our small family business. They have employed local workers who never had an opportunity to study in a university.
Currently, while I am working here in the city as an employee of an IT Company. I have a part time business with Travel and Tours. I have direct contact with clients, suppliers and sub-contractors. I am also using the AIRBNB application to get clients from our real estate business. I am planning to full time manage my travel and tour business and my family business after getting an MBA. I felt that I am not equip enough to continue to lead our family business if I will not get an MBA abroad. But because studying abroad is expensive, I need Chevening scholarship to assist me in this.