Originally from the Ukraine, I am making a permanent home with my family in XXXX, Florida and I hope to earn the MBA Degree at the XXXX School of Business at XXXX College. While I will be studying online, I enjoy the idea of being close by the institution in which I am enrolled, in XXXX Florida. I love the fact that we are one of the fastest growing cities in the state; and I enjoy living at between Tampa Bay and Orlando, home to some of the largest companies in the country. I appreciate the fact that the XXXX School of Business at Florida Southern College in Lakeland has one of the best MBA programs in Florida with international accreditation by the AACSB. I could not be more enthused about getting started on the rest of my professional life at the XXXX School.
Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. I immigrated to the USA 9 years ago. Of humble origins, I knew economic struggle up close while growing up and the difficulty of our circumstances was compounded by the sudden loss of my father when I was 12 years old. My mother and I found strength in struggle and determination in the face of loss, however, and we always remained optimistic, and busy building a new life. In addition to my first quarter of a century in Ukraine, and the last 7 years in the USA, I have also lived for significant periods of time in the Netherlands, Jerusalem, and gotten to know large swaths of Central Europe as well as Russia. I speak, read and write four languages proficiently: Russian – native, Ukrainian – native, Polish – native, English – second language, advanced. I am currently working on Spanish. I find New York City to be especially delighting and I most enjoyed our car trips across the US and down to the last island in the Florida Keys.
I see earning the MBA Degree at the XXXX School as the best option for me to prepare myself for the greatest contribution that I might be able to make to my society. A good student who has always thrived on learning every day I seek a full immersion experience in the academic business world, learning all that I can, especially about international business. Most of all, I seek to empower women in the workplace and help them to achieve greater economic equality with their male counterparts.
I hope to earn the MBA mostly because helping vulnerable people along the road to sustainable economic improvements is what I am convinced would bring me the highest level of satisfaction in life. I also love learning for its own sake, especially about human behavior and organization. I could not be more excited about the prospect of earning the MBA at the XXXX School because of my profound admiration for your curriculum, covering exactly what I want to focus on. Most of all, I look forward to spending my professional life giving my all to that niche of corporate America where I am employed, and also doing all that I can to inspire and guide young people towards successful, fulfilling lives, both inside and outside of the business world. As I see it, becoming a leader in the business world and also in the community, go hand-in-hand.
I want to fill my life with the creation of new products, programs, and services on novel and creative platforms, serving to make peoples’ lives’ easier and safer. I look forward to spending my professional lifetime working alongside colleagues who are highly motivated and creative and also fully devoted to personal and professional advancement. Business innovations, e-commerce, marketing, and international commerce, computer applications and data analyses, psychology and human behavior, art, fashion, beauty and cosmetology alongside healthy lifestyle – all stand at the center of my world; all are integral facets of my professional frames of reference. I live to learn, acquiring and refining my knowledge base and cultivating my creative thinking in all of these areas.
For decades to come, I look forward to constantly improving my ability to combine family and career, earning my MBA, achieving financial freedom, perfecting and practicing the 4 languages that I speak and learning new ones, becoming an increasingly effective, global citizen. I hope to become highly successful, a CEO eventually of a corporation or leader of a social organization. I hope to teach and also to contribute to philanthropy at some point in my career.
I feel strongly that this is the optimal time for me to earn the MBA and excel in your program, especially now that I have 15 years of solid professional experience, much of it international. Earning two undergraduate degrees, one in Art and the other in Science, Journalism as well as Finance and Accounting, provides me with versatility and helps me to understand the big picture. Increasingly, I find myself reading widely in the areas of Psychology and human behavior, along with spirituality, all of which are relevant to the efforts that I hope to undertake over the course of the long term, in commerce and communications. Since nutrition and fitness are for me top priorities, I anticipate having at least a half century to put my MBA to good use professionally.
My day jobs have been in administration, customer service, and management and I have periodically been selected as employee of the month or year. When I worked at the American Embassy in Kiev, in 2009, I received an award for excellence from XXXX, the American Ambassador, of which I have long been especially proud.
Volunteering in animal shelters along with volunteer projects with my Church are also very close to my heart.
I thank you for considering my application to the XXXX School.