Please be as critical as you like. ALL comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. If you like I would be glad to help with yours."Mommy where'd the corn go?"
"Ew why does the sky look like puke?"
When my mom tried to explain China's economic growth with something involving houses, factories, and GDP portrayed through an impressive carnival analogy, my five-year-old brain was completely boggled but fascinated. Though it wasn't until much later did I start to develop an inkling of this economic growth, my desire to explain the changing environment persisted throughout the years and upon having the opportunity of learning economics as I entered the IB diploma program in 11th grade, developed into a passion for economics.
Finally having a name for the mystical workings that vanished all the corn and yellowed the sky, I came to quickly appreciate its relevance, its invisible laws dictating the workings of modern society. Live demonstration of the delicate balance between recovery and economic disasters since the global market failure in 2008 further emphasized the importance of the subject and strengthened my desire to pursue it.
In choosing a university program to deepen my understanding of economics, I looked for one that not only offered excellent teaching, but also emphasize and celebrated the diverse nature of economics. In short, this led me straight to the doors of the Carnegie Mellon economics program. With it's unique position as the only joint undergraduate program of the Tepper School of Business and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, it offers a much more extensive database of resources. Together with the feature of a secondary major and a minor from Dietrich College, I feel there is a definite acknowledgement for the subject's diversity. Personally, I would like to pursue psychology as a the secondary major or minor due to its close entwinement with economics that would facilitate greater understanding of both subjects and give me a cutting edge to the average undergraduate economics degree. In addition, the plethora of available internships supplements classroom knowledge and will help me gain invaluable experience in preparation for my future in the branch.
The steep slope of improvement in my grades throughout high school demonstrates maturation and focus. Thus, being part of the prestigious economics program at Carnegie Mellon University is the perfect next step in reaching my full potential. From acknowledgement and celebration of the relevance of economics to the vast innovative and research opportunities, I would be honored to attend Carnegie Mellon University.