Since naturally introduced to the world of

Since my early years, I
have been naturally introduced to the world of Business and Economics. Growing
up near Central London and Canary Wharf I had always been intrigued by my
surroundings and the mechanics of business, and was introduced into the world
of Economics further on in my life. My childhood was filled with mini business
ventures as well as supporting the start-up businesses of my family’s
confectionary store and a technology store, which became the catalyst of my passion
for the subject. Recently, I have taken up the initiative to read ‘The
Economist’ to broaden my subject knowledge and keep up-to-date with current
affairs. I believe a degree related to economics will help me excel in many
different fields of work such as business, management and marketing.

I believe that Economics
at A-Level and Business at GCSE, equip me with the invaluable skills needed for
a degree. The skills I have acquired from studying Business include calculated
decision-making as well as learning the ways of raising finance, motivation
strategies and promotional methods. Economics at A-Level has broadened my
understanding of economies, firms and government policy-making as well as making
me grasp the importance of finance in society. In my A-Level study of
Information Technology I created an IT-based solution for a business-related
problem. This enabled me to develop problem-solving abilities, as I had to evaluate
several possible ways of achieving the required solution. Geography requires
extensive research and the gathering and creating of information from various sources.
I am excited about the challenges that I may face at University, and the chance
to advance my skills further.

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During the summer, I had a
work experience placement at Deloitte. I was required to organize and create
solutions to different situations in risk advisory, financial services and
technology. This enabled me to apply my skills gained from business such as intense
decision-making into a situation. The aim was to analyse each situation and be
able to easily identify areas of improvement. I currently have a part time job
at Gadget Converters. Working as a Sales Advisor has helped me to become more
confident as I am required to socialize with people from different backgrounds
and ages and to handle situations in a professional manner, which I can transfer
to a University environment. I also learnt about book keeping, organizing cash
receipts, creating expenditure spreadsheets, and selling platforms. My decision
to study a degree related to business was reinforced because of the enjoyment
and success I gained in my work experience and current work.

Watching documentaries on
current affairs ignited my curiosity about the economy and what factors shape
it. This degree will allow me to gain wider knowledge and help challenge my
theories. I thoroughly enjoy reading; particularly the news and the articles
that stem from certain stories. I have also published an article in an upcoming
football site called the ‘Liverpool Transfer Room’. This opened the door of
publishing articles through the WordPress platform and has given me the opportunity
to write to an audience. Furthermore, I regularly take part in activities in my
local youth club such as table tennis and FIFA competitions. I have been involved
in Young Enterprise scheme, in which students were tasked with brainstorming a
product, creating a unique selling point and deciding the target market amongst
other factors. The workshop provided me a unique insight into the decisions and
running of a business. These activities also strengthened my abilities to lead
and communicate effectively within a team.

I look forward to
becoming involved in all aspects of university life, not only academically, but
also socially and I feel that I would benefit greatly from a place in university
as this will help me to pursue my career in Economics. 

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