Personal Statement For Foreign Service Office Management

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As a first generation college student and recent graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Management with a concentration in Human Resources, I am extremely interested in gaining real-world experience as a Foreign Service Office Management Specialist. The classes I have pursued for my undergraduate degree, such as Business Communications and Managing Organizational Change and Development, has grounded me with a concrete foundation in the areas of human resources, administrative support, and office management. Undertaking a full-time role as a Foreign Service Office Management Specialist will allow me the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a business setting, work alongside and learn from astute federal government officials, and successfully …show more content…
Coming from a small town with very few resources and even fewer opportunities, I have gained the confidence and will to succeed, to make a difference, and to take advantage of every opportunity available to me. As an ambitious individual, I have excellent teamwork skills combined with the discipline to work extremely well on my own, if required. These traits have led to my attainment of awards such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Building the Dream Award, in which is an award given to a student who embodies the qualities that Dr. King epitomized and who actively exercises those qualities in his or her community. Other awards that I have received include: the Honors Program’s “Student of the Month” award, the Jan Sharpe Memorial Student Scholarship, the NCSHRM Student Chapter Member Scholarship, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Mentor-Mentee …show more content…
I am responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of various projects for Knowledge Management and Employee Development Programs. These include, but are not limited to, maintaining the Knowledge Management/Employee Development SharePoint site and organizing various professional development training opportunities for approximately 200 employees. I have implemented opportunities such as a two-day Microsoft Excel training, a field trip to the Port of Baltimore, and I began the first ever book club for my unit. With these implementations, I used my proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel to disseminate information on the initiatives, send event invitations, and create sign-in sheets track the participant’s attendance. I also used my skills in SharePoint skills and abilities to create and conduct feedback surveys after each training and professional development opportunity and to create a SharePoint page for the PHP Book

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