Please compose a succinct statement of approximately 1,000 words describing your past academic work and preparation related to your intended field of study, your plans for graduate study at Columbia, and your subsequent career objectives.
Santa Monica College 2009 to 2013
UC San Diego 2013 to 2015
Some questionnaire may help:
What inspired you to attend the college or pursue the profession:
First, when I was young, my parents always told me that study is very important. It is different from old days, especially in China, now you have to learn professional knowledge to have a good life. Second, after I finished 3/4 of college life, I found out I want to learn more details and professional knowledge in mathematical finance area. In undergraduate, they don’t provide enough advanced courses. So it is a good choice to go to graduate school. Last, in order to help others and help myself, I need to be professional in some certain area. One way to be professional is go to graduate school.
3. What was your major accomplishment in your life:
I am the first one in my family going aborad to study. And through my own effort, I transferred to University of California, San Diego from Santa Monica College. During this time period, I have to overcome a lot of difficulties such as facing different cultures, learning a new language(at begining), feeling lonely and so on.
4. Please state what do you want to be and why:
I want to work in investment company or bank. These kind of jobs are full of challenge that I can achieve my self-realization during this process. Also I want to help people and myself make money.
5. Give the name of the school that you would most like to attend:
Columbia University,New York University,
6. What about this school that attracted your attention:
Their locations are close to NY, where is the most professional finance area. Also these schools are the top professional schools in finance.
7. What are your hobbies:
Travel, singing, playing soccer, watching movies, analyzing people’s characteristic.
8. Was there a person that inspired you to pursue a certain profession or apply to a certain college or system:
Myself. Becuase I want to achieve my self-realization.
9. Are you the first to go to college in your family:
Yes, my parents’ degrees are high school.
short term goals: get into a professional finance program
long term goals: working in U.S. in financial area several years and then go back to China with professional finance experience that can contribute to China’s financial area