Business Management Personal Statement 37
The refusal of my parents to supply me with pocket money as a child first sparked my curiosity in business. Constantly searching for an income stream to buy the things I wanted led me to manage my own small business through various distribution channels. To me, business holds an intrinsic value in every individual’s lives; even something as simple as turning the tap on involves invention, supply, manufacture and innovation. The elements of risk and competitiveness are themes which excite me the most due to the fact that actions have consequences and hence, the responsibility of decision making is a dominant factor in my enthusiasm for Business Management. Increasing globalization puts me at an advantage having lived in 3 different capital cities: Seoul, Doha and London. Attending an American international school in Qatar opened my eyes to different cultural norms and methods of conducting business on a local, national and international scale. The different nationalities I have been exposed to have provided me with contrasting perspectives of the world economy. I was fascinated to find out how integral efficiency is to Korea’s business philosophies and I quickly took this up as a motto for my studies. Through speaking both Korean and English, being bilingual enables me to express myself with a unique viewpoint. Since studying Mandarin at GCSE, I have continued to educate myself as I would like to become fluent. I trust that it will be of huge benefit when conversing and negotiating in Business Management. I enjoy ownership of a project and seeing things through from beginning to end. I discovered this in Art and I continued to take the subject as an A Level. My studies in Maths have provided me with logical and strategic problem solving methods along with reinforcing my views that improvements can be made to businesses through implementation of mathematical formulas in key areas. Studying English Language aids my ability to communicate clearly and concisely which is a vital skill in negotiation and presenting chains of arguments articulately. Over the course of my A Levels, I have endeavoured to advance myself in the field of public speaking and debating. Participation in the Model United Nations conference as well as being a prefect at my college supported me in those particular areas. I recently attended a workshop run by IBM in which teamwork was involved to present creative ideas in the improvement of ‘smart communication’. This was challenging considering the acceleration in technological advancements. My team and I agreed on a virtual reality of the layouts in hotels and real estate as a form of advertisement and efficiency in communication. Additionally, as part of my academic programme, I am researching the rising role of women in the business world for my EPQ course. I have completed the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh award which has increased my confidence in leadership and ability to interact easily with new people. Within school, I was a keen member of the choir and have achieved a Merit in Grade 6 Piano. I find sports almost therapeutic thus, in my spare time I go running and have joined a rowing club. My work experience at Hill Dickinson Law Firm helped me to better understand the workload and importance of contracts throughout any business. I found that the ability to present sides of an argument and knowing how to draw conclusions was imperative. I could see that innovation in technology allow information to be networked and automated to provide a competitive advantage. I believe that I have proven myself to be a dedicated student with the capability to perform well across the many aspects of management. I am truly eager to expand my knowledge of Business Management at a degree level as it will enable me to further develop my potential in the business world.
Universities Applied to:
- King's College: Business Management
- University of Southampton: Business Management
- University of Nottingham: Management
- City University of London: Management
- UCL: Information Management for Business
- Maths (AS) - Grade A
- English Language (AS) - Grade A
- Art (AS) - Grade A
Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018
Business Management Personal Statement 36
My main interests are Business and Hospitality. I also enjoy playing sports and have a keen interest in nearly all sport and would wish to share this passion with others. Although I have not studied hospitality at a school level, I have a desire to study the subject because I feel it could throw up many different scenarios throughout the industry. On the business side of things, I took it as an A level because I was interested in how business work and what are the best options for business success, as well as it has strong links to both the sports and hospitality industries.
Along with my main interest I also enjoy Maths, especially the problem solving side of maths, and I think as I am a good problem solver, it can help me in all my other interests. Many aspects of maths are useful in sports, and it goes further than just the dimensions of a rugby field or the height of a tennis net. The mechanics behind the movement of sports implements is intriguing. Not only are mechanics of maths involved in sports but also the statistical and probability aspects in many sports is very important. Maths is obviously well linked with both Business and Hospitality, and the financials of these industries are obviously heavily maths based. There are many ways of assessing business success but I believe the main way of determining success is the amount a business makes as a profit and evidently this comes down to the finance and accounts of a business control how the business performs by keeping all the other areas of a business in check.
A key aspect of my early childhood involved being a Chorister at Durham Cathedral. I started singing in the cathedral at 7 years of age, and was made a full chorister by the age of 8. This was the time when I started playing my favourite sport rugby at a competitive level, moving through the school to the 1st XV and captaining in my final year, before moving to Oakham, winning national accolades such as the Daily School Sports Matters National Team of the year in 2006, after a clean sheet season in which the team scored 486 points and conceded 0 in 10 games. This was possibly the highest point in my life and regrettably I have not pushed on and continued to get stronger and become an even better player which would have helped me greatly moving towards the senior rugby that I am playing with Tonridge Juddians RFC, though I still think that putting time and effort into fitness and other aspects of the game will help me to become the player I always hoped to be.
During my intended gap year that I am undertaking, there are many world events including the Rugby World Cup and the Olympics and Paralympics, for which I have already put forward my application to volunteer for between fifteen and twenty days. This would be towards the end of the summer before starting university, and I hope that I will be one of the 70,000 helping the games happen although I have still not heard whether I have gained an interview to become a Volunteer. I am going skiing in Austria for 5-6 Months at the end of November and hope I can keep my options open, as I would like to work as a Ski resort Rep furthering my skiing ability along with helping out around the resort.
I believe university to be a great place to further my education and set myself targets for the future. I believe I will be able to fulfil many of my aims as a university student, and I hope to be a good ambassador for which ever university accepts me.
Universities Applied to:
- Leeds Met (Business & Management) - Offer (Unconditional) Firm
- Leeds Met (Hospitality Business Management) - Offer (Unconditional) Declined
- University College Birmingham (Hospitality Business Management) - Offer (Unconditional) Declined
- Birmingham City (Business and Management) - Offer (Unconditional) Declined
- Oxford Brookes (Sport, Coaching and Physical Education/Business Management) - Rejection
- Business (A2) - A
- Maths (A2) - C
- Sport (A2) - D
- Chemistry(AS) - C
This PS was for multiple Course choices. I used nearly identical PS when I first applied, as this was after results in my Gap year. I got offers from University of Birmingham (Firm/AAB) and Dundee (Insurance/BBC) the year before but did not want to go in the first place.
Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018