Public Administration Personal Statement

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First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read this essay. The opportunity to apply for the Public Service Institute at the Bush School of Government and Public Service has brought me great joy. It has come to my attention that public service should not be considered a temporary job or a way to make money. Rather, seeking to serve others should be a way of life. A service-oriented lifestyle is one that I constantly seek after. I see myself as a Bush Fellow because the Bush School seeks to equip people called to public service with the tools and knowledge necessary to effectively serve others. Professionally speaking, I am working towards a career built around public service. Whether it be serving as an elected representative to the state or federal government, or leading an organization that helps people create better lives for themselves, I want a future that impacts the lives of others in a positive way. I am also interested in the field of foreign policy because I love the United States, and I know that serving as a diplomat on her behalf would be incredible. A job in this field would require me to thoroughly learn the skills of diplomacy, but I cannot help but realize the importance of this profession. International relations is intriguing because every person involved has an impact. One day, I hope to be part …show more content…

As an undergraduate student, I have learned that I can handle more than I previously thought possible. I am now looking forward to the next part of my life, where I will realize that I must work harder than ever before to reach my full potential. A weekend spent at the Public Service Institute would allow me to further hone my interests in the areas of public service and international affairs. Additionally, it would give me valuable information about how to approach the graduate admissions

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