Business Studies Personal Statement

Sample Business Studies Personal Statement

It was our frequent family discussions about my Dad’s small IT business that first sparked my own interest in studying Business at University. This interest has developed as I have become increasingly aware of how the greater business world operates and as I have discovered more about the complexities and challenges that exist in both large and small organisations all over the world. My invaluable work experience, travelling, language skills and extra curricular achievements have also given me the confidence to feel that I could make a great success of this course. I am determined to extend my business and language skills to prepare for my future career in International Business.

My decision to focus on Business studies has grown both from my enjoyment of studying and speaking French and from the time I have spent in countries such as France, Italy, Mexico and Indonesia. I believe that my fluency in French is a valuable skill that has in the past allowed me to converse with and learn from other cultures, which is something I have always enjoyed. My ultimate aim is therefore to work for a multinational company. I have taken part in several French exchanges, I have become more fluent and I have developed a strong interest in French culture. This has been further encouraged by strong relationships with my exchange partners and my Participation in the Comenius Project, which involved four other European countries. At the UCAPE Language Conference in France, Luxembourg and Belgium I discussed current issues with other young Europeans, which challenged and improved my communication skills.

My employment at a local hotel, has further equipped me with skills that I feel will support my studies. I have enjoyed working as part of a team and taking on additional responsibilities, including training junior members of staff and covering for senior staff absences. At the hotel, our focus was always on making sure we ran as efficiently as possible, and I have learned a lot about the importance of being organised and working to deadlines. More recently, my work for a jewellery shop, where I am responsible for sales and customer service has provided business communication experience.

I thoroughly enjoyed my work for the Young Enterprise Scotland Programme and gained useful insight into business practice and the importance of working well as a team. As the delegated Marketing Director I was able to utilize skills developed in my recent work experiences such as communication and organisation, to promote our product and maximise sales. I also achieved second place in the Star Program, a business orientated competition designed to promote business skills within education. I am a keen public speaker and debater, I have won several inter-house competitions and last year, I was runner up in The Mckinstry Debating Competition. Taking part in these events has increased my self confidence and taught me how to respond quickly under pressure, a useful skill in the world of business.

I also enjoy playing hockey and being in the first XI has helped me maintain physical fitness whilst further developing my team working, leadership skills and competitive ability. I am participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award where I have achieved Bronze and I am now working on Silver. I was awarded the principal role in our school musical production, I have participated in a local Musical Theatre and Dance Group and also been selected to sing with the National Girls Choir. As a House Captain, I have had to be reliable and trustworthy, building on my motivational and leadership skills, particularly when organising inter-house activities.

I look forward to using my skills, experience, drive and hard work in studying business and languages. I believe I possess the skills and qualities to be successful on my course and in my future career and that my chosen field of study will both provide stimulating challenges and positive academic and life experience.

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