Financial Computing Personal Statement

Example Financial Computing Personal Statement

I have always wanted to work within the financial services industry. Investment banking’s global nature and technological edge make it one of the most rewarding fields. As a graduating student of Economics and Law at the University of Leicester, I wish to study for a Masters in Financial Computing. I am excited by the unique opportunities available within this course for students of less technical disciplines, such as undertaking a project at a financial services organization. Working with a partner bank such as Goldman Sachs would allow me to apply and develop my existing research skills in a practical investment bank environment.

I have done all I can alongside my degree to equip myself with the skills to help me succeed. I am trilingual in Persian, Dutch and English, and have 4 A-B grades at A Level. I gained work experience at Endeva Advertising in 2009. I am currently Treasurer of the University of Leicester’s Trading and Investment Society- a role involving organizing meetings and managing budgets- which has been both immensely enjoyable and enriching. I volunteered at the University’s annual law fair for two years and reached the semi-finals of the Law School’s debating competition, learning confidence and accuracy in my English. I also love sport and have played football at a competitive level for 7+ years, including a year at the youth academy of PSV Eindhoven. As team captain I have developed leadership skills as well as discipline and determination. Alongside these activities, I have been working part-time as a croupier at Gala Casino, taking on considerable responsibility.

In the future I wish to work in the technology department of a financial services firm, and I believe that studying Financial Computing will equip me with the skills needed to succeed in this goal.

This sample Financial Computing personal statement should be used as an informative point of reference when the time comes to write your personal statement.