Briefly describe the factors that have influenced your interest in studying business.
There are seven continents compromised of nearly two hundred different countries filled with approximately seven billion people who speak more than six thousand and five hundred different languages. In a world this vast and diverse, a person can be easily obstructed by many barriers while trying to expand his horizons. As an aspiring international business student, it is imperative that I learn how to overcome these barriers, a goal that I am confident the McDonough School of Business will help me accomplish. Although humans may speak different languages, live in different parts of the world, and practice different faiths, everyone shares common goals - goals that revolve around business. The business world requires all people, regardless of race or creed, to form opinions, eloquently express ideas, and work diligently towards set goals.
For the past four years, I have worked sedulously to improve these essential requirements through my participation in numerous extracurricular activities, ranging from Student Government to my own business, JS Photography. Working in a social setting, forming opinions, and expressing my ideas have always been innate skills of mine. However, I have only been able to exercise my abilities on a small, high school scale. With a Georgetown education in business, I will be able to extend my passions to an international level. For instance, Georgetown's exceptional study abroad program will allow me to be a part of the more than fifty percent of students who travel to one of thirty-five countries to receive a better understanding of international business, a career that interests me. Also, the McDonough School of Business Alumni Mentor Program will help me apply the tools that my Georgetown education has equipped me with in a corporate setting. All of these programs, and the countless other opportunities Georgetown has to offer, will facilitate my aspiration to become an international chemical engineer. Utilizing Georgetown's joint program with Columbia, I plan to graduate with both my bachelor's degree in international business and my master's degree in chemical engineering. However, before entering graduate school, a strong foundation in international business is crucial. A degree from the McDonough School of Business will open invaluable opportunities for me to collaborate with others who, although may not come from the same country or speak the same language as me, share similar business goals.
The business world requires people to effectively communicate ideas and leverage analytical and problem solving skills to exceed set goals. In a world this vast and diverse, these skills are pivotal. Since a young age, I have been interested in business and, therefore, undertook leadership roles in numerous extracurricular activities. With a Georgetown education in business, I will be able to expand my horizons to an international level and work with others who, although may not come from the same background as me, have equivalent aspirations. The McDonough School of Business will help me establish myself as not only a contributing leader in the workplace, but also an influential human being in the world.