Personal Statement of Engineering Management

1307 Words Dec 27th, 2012 6 Pages
Personal Statement

I fought my first “fight” with my family and won the battle. The monthlong controversy, as to whether I should compromise with the prevailing notion and make a specialty of some hot study programmes such as finance, economics, management, laws, computer engineering and the like, or I should follow the voice deep in my heart to choose what I am really interested in, was over, and I got my way.

My parents, like any other conscientious parents in China, had long been harboring an aspiration that I could one day become an outstanding elitist, occupying some kind of well-paid genteel position, being respected and even envied. So, when I told them that I intended to apply for the programme of Bachelor of Science
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Vow, everything seemed so perfect, yet, wait a minute, everything seemed so perfect but for one thing. Something…something was missing.
What was it? What else was in want of?

Then came the voice from the deepest part of my heart: “Happiness.
You want happiness, yet you couldn’t find it in any perfect life unless you are interested in it.” What was I interested in then? Well, I am not an ambitious girl who will try everything she can to make a fame of her own. I am sort of quiet, patient, sentient and amiable. I value life itself and genuine emotions the most. That does not mean that I’d rather lead a mediocre life and that I do not want to work hard and to succeed. My concept and connotation of success maybe are different from those prevalent ones. Lots of money and a genteel life do not represent the exact success I want. To me, success means that I could make the best of myself, that I could influence positively as many people as possible with my knowledge and ability, that I could make people healthier and happier, that I could give people genuine emotions and friendship and, at the same time, enjoy the genuine emotions and