Prompt:In an essay of 300 words or less, please discuss your academic interests and/or professional goals.
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After doing load of research and attending countless career forums, I decided to choose accountancy as my major since it best coincided with my academic interests and career goals. Accountancy is a branch of mathematical science. Mathematics is my favorite subject and I am fascinated by its logical and mysterious nature. To explore more about it, I took an advanced H3 course offered by Nanyang Technology University in my second year at Junior College. The course acquainted me with the knowledge of how math is applied to our real life through the examples of Google and Coding Method. Intrigued by these facts, my decision to study a math-related course was confirmed.
Though I want to study math-related course, I dislike my life to just be buried in mountains of number. I hope for a life full of challenges and risks as they force people grow up and mature. An accountant faces various demanding tasks such as analyzing the risks of an investment, interpreting the financial situation and recording the transactions. They require us to stay alert and be a life-long learner. That is exactly the career I pursue.
My father told me that 'you are not studying for yourself but thousands of impoverished and underprivileged people.' This faith has always motivated me to study hard and impelled me to participate in various community services. Studying accountancy could further equip me with the knowledge and ability to help people financially by advising them how to manage their income more wisely. Furthermore, I like working with people. Accountant needs to work closely with different groups like investors, shareholders and bankers. This will provide me precious opportunities to meet different people and open my horizon.
UIUC offers the most prestigious and vigorous course of accountancy. I believe I will receive promising education in UIUC and eventually fulfill my goals through perseverance.