College Essay About My Career Goal

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The more economic news and blogs I read, the more questions I have in my head. With the wish to discover answers to these questions, I love “challenging” my Economics professors with all the “what if?” questions about recent world events I read online. My passion to know how governments make decisions have made me realized that my career goal is to be involved in these policy decisions but my current knowledge is not ready for it. UofT’s Department of Economics is known to be one of the bests in the world with reputable faculty members and abundant resources for academic research. As a result, I believe that UofT can further my understanding of the real world economy and provide a solid academic base for a future career in shaping economic …show more content…
Growing up in Hong Kong, the city of money, all my friends applied for commerce or business degrees hoping to make a fortune so did I. With the eager to get better education and supports from my family, I decided to travel 16-hours flight to start my undergraduate here at the University of Toronto. During my first year in the commerce program, I started questioning myself what I wanted to be after graduation. With the will of learning and exploring, I enrolled in a variety of courses to see what can be my potential future career. Recalling the first economics class in my undergraduate, Professor L. Bailey started it with demand and supply model and that course has made me fell in love with Economics. Since that class, I started following current news by reading Project Syndicate and the Economists magazine which I never thought I would enjoy so much. I discovered my huge interest in macroeconomics through these articles, which also inspired me to switch to the Economics Specialist program and hoping to pursue a career in the field of Economics in the future.

From the academic side, I specialize in Economics and minor in Statistics in my undergraduate. Thus, I have taken the advanced level Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics courses, which make me well prepared for the graduate courses. This combination of programs also gave me the opportunity to encounter coding. After two years of working with R Studio and STATA, I expanded my coding enthusiasm to VBA which I studied by myself during my free time as it is a widely used tool in the job

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