Forever 21 Personal Statement

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The increase of small businesses in America is at an all-time high. Start-up companies have infiltrated the market and created an influence that cannot be ignored. I admit, I am inspired by the influx of growth within our economy and the creation of jobs for unemployed populations. I myself have gravitated to the positions of leadership and entrepreneurship even at an early age. Growing up, I would go to grade school with a backpack full of sugary treats and sell them during test days so my customers would come to class with something to look forward to. The children would always buy from me even after the price inflated because they had nowhere else to purchase the candy from. My profit margins were high but at 9 years old I didn 't even …show more content…
While attending full-time, I was working part-time retail and sales jobs. Working for several fashion corporations introduced me to the importance of organization, teamwork, and operational goals. Working at Forever 21, We had daily sales goals to reach and were given incentives to meet that mark. Our teamwork and drive to want to help the company influenced our work ethic and ultimately was a deciding factor whether of not wet met our goals. I enjoyed working there because I felt appreciated and wanted to be a part of the greater goal of the company. If employers do not value their staff it leads to many conflict-resolution scenarios. These retail experiences motivated me to pursue my own business venture because I saw many holes in the industry. I think the key to a successful business is noticing the holes and creating solutions to fix them. My interest in this particular degree program comes from my employment at large corporations and my transition into becoming a business owner.I also want to be well versed in the financial, statistical and adaptation of changing …show more content…
I have worked for one of the largest Japanese technology corporations in the world, Ricoh. Here I learned about corporate policy, culture and project management. I was given the opportunity to lead a team of customer engineers for various projects in the Brooklyn area and easily communicate and manage discrepancies in a team environment. Working here helped me discover the inadequate human resources practices, as well as the lack of business ethics companies, have towards their staff. More recently, I am working at the Council to aid in education, a boutique company of esteemed doctorates and academic professionals in the education industry. My role is a Program Associate; working directly with clients and institutions all over the world administering assessments. Operating in both small and large companies awarded me the chance to acquire adaptable and transferable skills. I am able to recognize the various styles of leadership my managers possess and note their transformational leadership approaches. The implementation of technology in a business is crucial to remaining competitive and relevant in this fast- changing world. My work experience will compliment my graduate coursework and help with the analysis of the various topics

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