- Why you are applying your ambitions and what interests you about the subject, course providers and higher education.
- What makes you suitable any relevant skills, experience or achievements gained from education, work or other activities.
A CV of me will be included, as well as I’ll be sending different essays about what I want to major in as well as my passion, future goals, and the field that I want to master in.
The essay that I assigned you is a personal statement for the UCAS system. The UCAS system is a website used to apply to different schools (universities and colleges) in the UK. One of the main things that colleges look at is the personal statement, and what they want to see in it is what you’re capable of, and what field do you belong in. In my case, I’m interested in the field of accounting and finance. What has to be included is moments or experiances that I had in my life that involves the use of finance, and how it shaped me. So the main questions that I want to answer are the following:
- Why you are applying – your ambitions and what interests you about the subject, course providers and higher education.
- What makes you suitable – any relevant skills, experience or achievements gained from education, work or other activities.
Since I’m an international studnet I should be focused on these:
As an international student there are a few extra things you should mention.
- Why you want to study in the UK
- Your English language skills and any English courses or tests you’ve taken
- Why you want to be an international student rather than study in your own country
As well as talk about some extracurricular activities that I participated in such as the rebuilding of the 100 villages in Sri Lanka, if you don’t recall the story let me know.
Some tips that the website offers regarding writing the personal statement:
- Structure your info to reflect the skills and qualities the universities and colleges value most.
- Write in an enthusiastic, concise and natural style – nothing too complex.
- Try to stand out, but be careful with humour, quotes or anything unusual – just in case the admissions tutor doesn’t have the same sense of humour as you.
- Proofread aloud and get your teachers, advisers, and family to check – then redraft until you’re happy with it and the grammar, spelling, and punctuation are correct.
The link below is an example for a personal statement for a student who’s interested in Economics/Accounting. I just thought it might help a bit.
Also, if you can finish the statement with a qoute as well add one in the middle of the statement, it would definitely make the essay look better.
If you need any other information about me or regarding what I want to have in the personal statement, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Thanks in advance,
Here’s a story about one of the works that I was a part of, and if used in the statement, it would definitiley be great.
One of the saddest things I have ever heard was how a village in Sri Lanka was looted and terrorized by an anti-government group. I was 15 years old by that time, and my mother talked me through it. She told me the story of what happened to the people of the village and I immediately said yes and looked forward to help change lives.
The people lost everything they had, including their property. They were terrified, and some of them ran away not knowing where to go which ended them up separated from their own families, leaving them angry and terrified. A part of the new project was to have people from our family, as well as friends, participate in helping build the “100 House” plan. Each house was given to a family that lost their home to the intruders. The family member heard about the news from a Sri-lankan/Arab minister that lived near the village in which was terrorized.
Several months later, the team was ready to fly to Sri Lanka and take part in building the village. It was a very exciting thing to do knowing that it can change many individuals lives in that area. The feeling of joy and pride was filled with every member that was in the plane, we were all excited to get to Sri Lanka to get introduced to the culture as well as having more background information about the village. We stayed in Sri Lanka for about two weeks and saw what it was like to build a house, including all of the many steps that it takes, and then the workers, who were a number of local skilled men, would take over. After about nine months the village was done and we were able to visit!
The village opening day was exciting, after cutting the ribbon and greeting the villagers every family took a house. The look on their faces was absolutely speechless. Tears of joy spread between the villagers and ourselves and it felt as if we gave them a million dollars. That feeling really touched me and showed me how thankful I should be for the privileges and circumstances of my own life; having a close family that stayed by my side and support me no matter what.
This project has made a huge impact on my life and inspired me to be involved in more similar projects because knowing that someone out there is in need of our help and is desperate for aid is what motivates me into helping them and help improve their lives. What I noticed about this trip was that doing a thing to help others not only affects them, but it affects me as well. I realized how doing just simple things can create memorable events, shape the person I am and the person that I’ll be in the future. And I hope that I hold the reputation of a noble man who always put others before himself.
Here’s my CV that will hopefully get you a better understanding of me:
- Elementary School, Middle School and first year of highschool at Dhahran Ahliyyah School in Saudi Arabia
- Community Service
- Junior year and Senior year of High school at St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, United States.
- St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, United States.
- Volunteered for many community services.
- Chess Club
- All Around the World Club
- French Club
- Music Club (Guitar)
- Yoga Club
- I worked in company (Albawardi group) during winter break (December-January, 2014) for two weeks and during the summer vacation (The whole month of August) to gain experience and know what if feels like working there after getting my master’s degree.
- Helped my mother company (Al-Muhaidib) with different services dedicated to the community such as the following:
- Traveling to Sri Lanka and participate in building a whole village for a society that had intruders attack them and took everything that belonged to them including their houses and even most of them were separated from their families after running away from their village.
- Building a school in Sri Lanka for the children of the village (about 120 kids)
- Gave the people who needed help; food and school supplies.
- During the religious month of Ramadhan, my cousins and I would go almost every day to the people who worked on the street or constructing buildings and give them water and dates to break their fast after the first call of prayer.
– Was part of different Bakes sales back in my school in Saudi Arabia, Dhahran Ahliyyah Schools, which raised money to be donated to different organizations, charities, and orphanages.
- Getting Honor-roll (Average above 85%) in the last two years of middle school (grade 8 and 9).
- Getting Honor-roll in my junior year both semesters.
- Getting Honor-roll in the first quarter of my senior year.
- Arabic (first language)
- English (fluent)
- Enjoy tennis, soccer, basketball and playing the guitar
What is your “passion?”
The thing that makes me wake up every morning with a high spirit is my plan for the future. I consider myself as a person who puts others before himself, a person who wants to make a positive difference in his community, and a person who would like to see everyone else rise as I rise.
The biggest goal that I have set to myself and to future me is to work with my father at his company (Albawardi Group) and later on take his position (CEO and Chairman). I believe that I’m a hard working person that doesn’t give up easily, meaning that if I set a goal to myself, I will achieve it (only if it wasn’t impossible) And now that I’m really working hard in my senior year of high school, I believe that I can get into a great business school that will offer me the education and the opportunity of becoming a better individual than I was in the past.
The thing that motivates me the most is seeing how my siblings succeeded in their school year (highschool and college) and now they’re one of the most important members in the company, and I will not stop working hard in my years till I get where they are and above, and I believe that the only way to become that person is by creating an even reputation for me, and that’s by helping who’s in need and advise them, and help make a positive impact on my society, and when that’s done, I’ll know that I’ve became the person that I always wished to be.