Application for New York University
Few years ago while we were enjoying an incredibly beautiful day in our home my father suddenly asked me what I wish to finish in college and where I wish to continue my studies. I did not bother to answer his questions immediately as it came so unexpectedly. My father interpreted my long silence as being undecided thus he advised me to take the matter seriously. He told me that my choices in life including those that pertain to my studies would greatly influence my future and the opportunities that I will have. He further told me that in making choices I have to consider and identify my primary aspirations, my passion and values – those things that would naturally motivate me to be my best. He said that it is only through these that I may be able to find the true meaning and purpose of my life.
Ever since I was still young, I dreamed of becoming a part of an international organization anchoring its mission on providing humanitarian relief works. Some of my friends said that this is a tough job but I take this as a great challenge worthy of my endeavors. Human as I am, I really want to be part of a concerted effort to address global concerns and issues affecting people’s lives. I wish to have a significant contribution to other people’s lives through sharing my knowledge, my skills and my time. This aspiration motivates me to pursue a degree majoring International Studies. My aspirations coupled with my interest in history and economics will surely help me become successful in my studies.
When I work I want to deliver my share and commitment with utmost competence and efficiency. Thus, I need to have an in-depth understanding of the global systems’ past, of various international phenomena as well as complex cross-cultural situations and other international issues and concerns. Further, I understand that communication is also vital to the work that I wish to have thus I want to hone my communication skills both verbal and written so that I may be able to translate and articulate myself to the meaning I intended. Thus, my choice of university is really vital.
Based on the things that I have known from friends and from what I have read and researched, only New York University can really prepare me well for my aspirations. I have no doubts that I will have the best learning experience in this university. The enriching experiences and exposures that the university provides to its students will enable me discover my potentials and capabilities both as a student and as a person. These same exposures will also allow me to share about my home country and our culture to other students thereby allowing them to learn it not only through books but also through their interactions with me.
The university’s commitment to provide both faculty and students with facilities and resources responsive to the changing political and economic environment promote dynamic and wholistic learning experiences to students. The comprehensiveness of the university’s academic program in International Studies coupled with its affiliations with major universities around the world will bring enormous learning opportunities and experiences for students in International Studies. As provided in their website, the university commits “to provide students with the breadth of courses designed to match the breadth of knowledge and skills that the field requires”. This commitment and the vibrant and neutral learning atmosphere of the university will afford every student the best learning experience and opportunity.
Indeed, I have already prepared myself to the challenges ahead of me in this university. I have already mentally planned how can I achieve my aspirations and goals. However, I have kept everything realistic because I learned from Dowd and Taguchi that, “in planning, be tough-minded and optimistic about what you want. Give yourself time to dream, but temper your dreaming with informed decisions about what it is realistic for you to accomplish” (212). Thus, until this time I still continue to research about my degree and university of interest because I want to be realistic and specific in my goals and aspirations in my studies and life.
Dowd, Karen O. and Taguchi, Sherrie G. The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Career you
Want. USA: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
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