Academic history

I am currently enrolled in the Business School at Villanova University. Myacademicstanding is good and I have maintained a grade point average of 3. 62. I believeI am stable and the change I wish to make in my choice of universities is based on logic and not a whim. I have not transferred before, so this will be a first.

My university experience has not had any significant breaks; it flows in an unbroken line from my initial enrollment to the present time. I suffered a few hiccoughs alone the way, but I have persevered, and I managed to rise from the bottom of my seventh year class in Shanghai to the rank of number one in ESL.

I was in an alienenvironmentand it was no small matter to adapt to the differentcultureI found in Shanghai. Despite my lack of height I managed to excel in varsity basketball as well. I think it is worth noting that I am not a native English speaker, but I took my deficiency in the language as a challenge and managed to thrive. I am proud of the fact that I quickly moved from ESL to 1B Class in the British system, which is equivalent to AP.

I am steadfast in my resolve and I have not changedcareerpaths. I have found that there is a lack ofcultural diversityat Villanova. I initially did not realize the lack was so profound. I had erroneously assumed that matters would balance themselves and I would find there was more diversity than I first saw.

This proved not to be the case, however. I believe that the university experience is not one-dimensional. I think a universityeducationis only complete when the student is rounded into a productive member of society instead of just being grounded in the basics of his or her major.

I was once accepted at the University of Washington, and I have every hope that the university will look favorably on my application once more, permitting me to correct my mistake and allowing me to attend the University of Washington as I should have done in the first place.

Major andCareer Goals:

It is my intention to major inFinance. I believe that the university is home to one of the best and most extensive business programs in the United States. I am Taiwanese by birth and spent most of my life in Shanghai, which has a reputation as being the future “ Finance Center” for all of Asia.

Early on I came to realize the importance of knowledge in financial dealings, withmoneymanagement being particularly important.  I spent my high school years in pursuit of learning all I could on the subject of economics, calculus and other math related subjects. Business is the life-blood of my country’s economy.

I am savvy enough to understand that capital is the engine that drives business. It is as the old Chinese proverb says, “ Money is not everything, but without money nothing can be done.” But I also realize that money alone is not enough. Having funding is only the first step toward a successful business. The entrepreneur must have the knowledge and associated skills to handle turning a profit and ensuring that the business operations run smoothly.

Money management is the second part of the equation in producing success. I believe that a degree from the University of Washington will go far toward ensuring that I will have this knowledge and the necessary skills. I have expectations that a degree from your university’s Finance program will benefit me greatly as I scale the corporate ladder.

Further, I believe that a University of Washington education will help me fulfill my avowed goal of becoming a specialist in investment analysis. My intention is to become an investment or business analyst in the United States, with an eye toward the Wall Street Journal. I have a fervent believe that I can attain this dream if I am blessed and fortunate enough to be accepted at the University of Washington.

Cultural Understanding:

The University of Washington is culturally diverse, and being Taiwanese, I am acutely aware of how important that can be for a student, irrespective of his area of study. I look forward to the healthy interaction and social intercourse that will avail itself to me in the richer milieu of this university.

I look forward to the exchange of ideas and the broadening effect that interculturalcommunicationcan bring. In essence I look forward to being able to share my culture and I look forward to thelearning experienceI will receive from the various cultures of my fellow students.

I fully expect the school to pave the path which I will follow as I experience personal growth on the road to my ultimategoals. It is not a capricious decision, I have carefully studied my options and have chosen what I believe to be the most advantageous avenue for me.

When considering the reputation which the university enjoys I feel confident that my acceptance into the business program will furnish me with the needed tools to accomplish my goal in this life. I expect to become a highly competent business analyst, but more, I expect to become a productive citizen, replete with the values that will enhance the fulfillment of my aspirations.

I expect to become a valued alumnus, having been enriched by the university experience. This growth in personal values and mores is important to my sense of self worth, and will make me a more valuable member of society.

It is my belief that the true excellence of any institution of higher learning lies in its ability to educate the whole person. A school becomes truly excellent by excelling in the programs that it offers as well as the values it inculcates in its students, which is how I see the University of Washington.