My homeland of Thailand is a developing, emerging nation, with little emphasis or interest in Public Administration. As I began contemplating a career, I wondered what I could do to make positive and progressive change happen in my community. Working as a part-time professor at XXXX University in Thailand, teaching political science, government management and policymaking, I felt a powerful desire to develop my knowledge further so that I could maximize my contribution to society. This is why I began to focus my studies on Public Administration.
I immigrated to America to not only immerse myself in a different culture and meet people with different ideas, but also have a chance to study in one of the world’s finest educational institutions. In America, opportunities for the exposure that I needed were everywhere, especially in the capital, Washington, D.C., where 80% of federal governmental agencies are headquartered. This access is unprecedented for someone like me, and I was eager to get started. I compare other countries’ public administration to Thailand, something that will help me develop Thai public administration through increased understanding of global models and worldviews.
I hope to attain the best education possible in Public Administration education and then return to Thailand where I can contribute to the Thai educational system in Public Administration, making it more accessible and effective. There is a distinct need in Thailand for people to become educated, with new skills to fill new jobs that are coming. I want to teach Public Administration in Thailand to help ensure a well-educated labor supply and educational advancement in this vital area of studies.
If I am to bring my plans, goals, and dreams to reality, I need to increase my depth of understanding of Public Administration, particularly systematic and advance knowledge of how to develop Public Administration programs. Additionally, I want to further refine my existing leadership skills as I want to lead in the educational field as well as being the finest administrator I can be. By studying in a world-class graduate program such as Public Administration Program at the XXXX School at the University of XXXX, I will be able to develop my theoretical understanding, and in-depth empirical approaches to make creative and sustainable administrative decisions, develop a core set of expertise in administrative strategies, and further build upon my research skills.
I bring with me to your accomplished student body and exceptional program a solid foundation in Political Science. I have already completed an MA degree in Political Science here in America. This graduate program enabled me to develop excellent time management skills in a deadline-oriented environment, skills that will aid me invaluably as my career advances.
I bring with me extensive experience in international education. Not only have I been educated on two diverse continents, but I also have one-year of experience studying in New Zealand where I also developed volunteer experience in healthcare management and learned a great deal about diverse public administration systems.
I look forward with great eagerness to giving my all to your MPA program at UXX. I do not do this just for me, but for my homeland, so that I can help to streamline public administration systems in Thailand enabling my people to prosper and to build sustainable organizations for the future.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Masters Public Administration Personal Statement MPA