Personal Statement for Masters of Public Administration
Personal Statementfor Masters of Public Administration
I have along-standing interest in the development of public policy andbusiness administration. Over the years, I have built a wealth ofknowledge and experience through studies and work. For example, whenI was in high school I gained critical skills in administrativeduties working as an assistant at Grace Meng`s office. Particularly,I got the first-hand experience on the ethics of working in thepublic sector and importance of teams.
I hold two majors (BS of EconomicAnalysis & BA of Actuarial Science) and a minor in theater. Myoverall GPAs in these fields are as follows (Economics-3.46,Actuarial 3.44 and Theater 3.89. I am a good listener and learner. Iam hopeful that I will get admittance at your institution for thereasons discussed above and below.
I gained skills in businessmanagement by working as teaching assistant for a professor atPennsylvania State University. Notably, the specific sets of skills Iacquired from this engagement were in the area of data analysis andbusiness negotiations. Furthermore, working in this position, Iparticipated in an investment project where my knowledge in the areaof public financial projections and risks assessments was improved.
My greatest interest to pursue anMPA arose during my stint as an assistant at Yale University EMBAprogram. Helping in research was especially insightful. I gatheredadditional knowledge reviewing literature for students. Furthermore,my exposure to the top students was memorable and inspirational. Thegood relationships I established with the students aroused myinterests to pursue an MPA.
However, my skills and experienceare not only in public sector but also in private. Working at CITICSecurities M & A Department, I was introduced to a unique set ofchallenges that faces business executives every day. During my timehere, I conducted industry research for more than thirty listedcompanies gathering data on growth potential, market shares, threatsto the expansion of the business and priority areas. The success ofthe enterprises is very crucial for the welfare of the society.Importantly, industries create job and wealth for any country(Shields 3). However, they are affected by policies developed by thegovernment. Giving advice to the company executives and decisionmakers require I higher level of knowledge, which I wish to acquireby pursuing an MPA. Working as a researcher at CITIC also helped togain skills in business negotiations and communications. I feel theseskills will help me in my research project when taking an MPA.
In conclusion, I believe that myeducation background, the wealth of experience in businessadministration and public service, willingness to learn and tacklechallenges, my enthusiasm to serve and improve the welfare of thecommunity will help me succeed in MPA. I am confident that mycommunity will benefit from the knowledge gained. Particularly inaddressing the challenges, I noted in my previous posts. Therefore,the community will benefit from my knowledge.
Shields,Patricia. Master of Public Administration. Diss. TexasState University-San Marcos, 2016. 3
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