My Role Models: A Personal Statement

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When my older brother told me that I could shadow him at work, I leapt at the opportunity. I have always admired Ken. He graduated from UCI with a degree in finance. I used to look up to him when I was younger, so it made sense that I would continue to look up to him now as I am seeking direction and good role models. My mentor, Ken has shown me what it is like to work in the financial sector in ways that school cannot do. The daily work of handling investment portfolios and financial strategizing involves more communication than I was led to believe. In fact, this aspect of the job appeals greatly to me. Shadowing Ken has inspired and motivated me even more to pursue a career in the business domain. I have gained an understanding of the financial forces that shape businesses and the global marketplace. This understanding has given me fresh eyes with which to read the news. When I talk to my friends, they are becoming more impressed with my ability to understand the business and financial sections. Just a few years ago, I did not understand how currency markets worked; now I do. I did not understand why organizations make the decisions they do, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to divesting assets. My education continues to reveal something new each day. As a result, I feel connected to the world and armed with the knowledge and power that will make me succeed later in life. My intended major is Business Economics, because I am particularly interested in how I can help
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