Importance Of Academic Achievement

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Register to read the introduction… At ITESM, where I completed the IB Diploma Programme, I had a 30% scholarship, for which I had to complete daily teacher assistance duties. My undergraduate studies have been financed partly by my parents and from awards from York University. For 8 years, since 1998, my parents invested in an education fund, which has covered most of my undergraduate studies. I was awarded the International Circle of Scholars Entrance Award, which covered around 65% of the tuition fees for my first year and also received a Continuing Student Scholarship in my third year. During my second year I had a part-time work position at York University’s main library, which greatly contributed for my living expenses. Nonetheless, it was a real struggle to balance school work, sports, community involvement and a part-time job, and I realized the significant effect on my school performance as my grades were notably affected. In my third year I stopped working part-time as I became the Financial Director of a community service group. Even though it was volunteer work, the president offered us honoraries for our hard work, which greatly contributed to finance my living expenses. After third year I took a year off and returned to Mexico, where I worked at two companies. Even though my savings were not substantial, they were enough to supplement my living expenses during my last …show more content…
I have always been hardworking and goal-oriented, backed up by good academic records while developing an all-rounded approach to my learning and involvement. I come from a middle income household who has supported me and worked really hard to provide me with the best education and the required abilities for my professional development. While I count with full support from my parents, they are constrained from their own personal expenses and my younger sister’s education as she is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Mexico. I am a committed person, and have always strived to excel in all the activities I undertake. Being an international student in Canada has proven me to demonstrate my persistence, commitment and integrity in order to succeed in my studies and my professional objectives. My interest and motivation to undertake postgraduate studies at …show more content…
The company provided me with intensive training on international trade, customs, and logistics. It was an opportunity that showed me the limitations of regional integration and the important roles that borders play in our global society. Besides the practical experience, both positions provided me with the opportunity to realise the increasing globalisation of the world economy and the opportunities and potential it brings about for public and private cooperation to stimulate economies.
In September 2010 I founded and became the president of Amnesty International at York. I was able to form a team and create the club to act as a liaison to the international organisation in York University. We organized various events, fundraisers, and established a permanent campaign on campus to raise awareness and promote human rights. My involvement in this club taught me a deep sense of duty and solidarity with people all over the world to speak up for fundamental freedoms and the defense of democratic principles while promoting development and

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