My Motivation For Pursuing A Ph.d Essay

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My motivation for pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at UC San Diego (UCSD) emanates from my lifelong goal to be a leading scholar in the fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics, teaching and conducting research at a major research university. UCSD’s Department of Political Science’s model of cross-disciplinary work, ethos on close mentoring and supervision, emphasis on methodology and multivariate analysis, wealth of world-class faculty across subfields, combined with the extraordinary research facilities and resources, make your distinguished university an ideal place in which to pursue a doctoral degree in Political Science.
My academic, work, and volunteer experiences serve as germane preparation for your doctoral program in Political Science. During my junior college years, I focused my studies on political science and worked as a tutor in several political science courses, including an introductory course on comparative politics. In line with my studies, I served as a vice-president of a young democrats club, where I organized several public and political speeches, including a speech featuring Congressman Sam Farr. I also strived to increase awareness among youth of the importance of voting and getting involved in the democratic political process, particularly during the 2004 Presidential Election.
In 2007, I received scholarships from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), where I majored in International Relations and graduated…

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