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Sep 17, 2021   #1

PERSONAL STATEMENT


- Motivations with which you apply for this program
- Family and Education background
- Significant experiences you have had; risks you have taken and achievements you have made, persons or events that have had a significant influence on you

- Extracurricular activities such as club activities, community service activities or work experiences
- If applicable, describe awards you have received, publications you have made, or skills you have acquired, etc.

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My best friend always told me that I would still conquer the world, and when I entered high school I realized that people around me had a different vision of the future than mine and even though I was just a teenager, I started to be fascinated by the constant evolution in we live in the world. I've always had a great interest in events, incidents around the world and always tried to stay up to date with current affairs and find out what economic issues were for me. Economics is a subject particularly relevant to the modern world we live in and being able to argue and analyze economic issues further sparked my passion for the subject and studying it at university will equip me with the knowledge to understand economics fully. My interest in the course made me want to study in another country and join the GKS program. The program has the opportunity to offer a quality education that, through an educational exchange, will contribute to my academic training. I am convinced that the program will help me gain a level of education relevant to one of the emotionally rewarding careers available and will combine to help people's physical well-being. This would give me the opportunity to study something that involves both academic and practical study.

I was born in a small town in a family that didn't have many opportunities to study. I was very lucky to have the family I have, although it's not perfect and I've been through a lot of problems. My father is a businessman who started working early and ended up dropping out of school and my mother is a manicurist and pedicure who ended up finishing school after I grew up. For some time we were always moving, my parents took a long time to have our own house and it meant that we had lived in several different houses. I say I am who I am today because of them. I didn't have much support from them when I wanted to study in another country, but they didn't try to change my opinion because they knew it was my decision and they wanted my happiness. In my teenage years I learned a lot from them, I know their history and how they struggled to get where they are today, it makes me very proud because it made me have a completely different view of things.

I had experiences that were very important for my personal development, during high school I was chosen to be one of the representatives and organizers of a cultural event where we would donate the money and food collected. Participating in this project gave me the enthusiasm to be able to test my skills, helped me to develop the role of leadership, organization and communication, as it was necessary to speak in public and communicate with my other colleagues to discuss ideas that we would go. include in the event schedule. Having this experience was very rewarding, we had 1 month to raise a considerable amount of money and organize everything, we started asking for sponsorship from people with good influence so that everything worked out. The whole process taught me about the value of perseverance and teamwork. Participating in this project gave me the enthusiasm to be able to test my skills, helped me to develop the role of leadership, organization and communication, as it was necessary to speak in public and communicate with my other colleagues to discuss ideas that we would include in the event schedule. Having this experience was very gratifying, we had 1 month to raise a considerable amount of money and organize everything, we went out asking for sponsorship from people with good influence so that everything worked out. The entire process taught me about the value of perseverance as well as teamwork.

Being part of school activities is something that I consider very important and, although the school did not have as much structure, they tried to promote as many events as possible, I participated in athletic competitions where I won second place, I was director of marketing designer at the student union and I participated in two charity projects. Outside school I continued to seek to leverage my knowledge, I participated in three volunteer programs, the first was entitled "release the future" where we published on social media with the aim of informing and mobilizing our audience about events around the world, the second called if "animal equality" and our role is to fight for the improvement of the lives of animals kept on industrial farms by signing and disseminating petitions, sending e-mails and comments on the company's social networks, the third was called "letters that heal" that were intended to help elderly people with problems, whether depression, anxiety or loss of relatives, and all through letters that helped them and showed that life is still important. I have certificates where I had the opportunity to improve my knowledge and studies in my chosen career.


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