Personal Statement : My Experience At Stamford Hospital And Raising Money

1244 Words Sep 18th, 2016 5 Pages
SCSU Personal Statement
When I was growing up, I wanted to make a difference in the world by helping people who were less fortunate. I spent a lot of time volunteering at Stamford Hospital and raising money for my community through my local church. Somewhere along the line, though, I lost sight of my childhood ambitions and began to pursue a lucrative career in business for the prestige, competition, and money. I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in January 2014 and a week later, I began working for Liberty Mutual, a Fortune 100 insurance company. In reality, though, I had no passion for insurance. I felt the work was devoid of meaning, but most importantly, I was not being fulfilled as a person. After six months, I realized that no matter how far I climbed the proverbial corporate ladder, I would never reach happiness in this career. I handed in my two weeks notice and purchased a one-way ticket to Europe. This is my story of how I rediscovered my passion for helping others and developed an interest in social work. 

I left Liberty Mutual and adventured alone to Europe. In three short months, I backpacked to fifteen countries and was embraced by a wide variety of people and cultures. Traveling for such an extensive period helped expand my consciousness and showed me how much I loved working in a community directly with people. I volunteered at organic farms, at hostels, and even on a sailboat in exchange for room and board. I…
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