录取结果：Johns Hopkins University约翰霍普金斯大学
Statement of Purpose
I believe success is not about ticking box all the criteria how a “successful” person ought to have accomplished. It is about doing what you love and always striving for excellence, and thus success will come with it unexpectedly. Though it might seem hypocritical to say that I have no desire for mundane things in life, such as money or fame, once imagine you have achieved them all or have none, what else will be left on your mind?
I should boast my graduation from the world top-notch University of Oxford a big success. Nearly ten years of living and studying in Britain enabled me to provide consideration and analysis in a broader horizon. There, I was favored chance to study and interact with fellow bright young minds from all over the world and be immersed to a spectrum of enlightening courses, including Virology, Immunology, Genetics and Maths & Statistics. Maths & Statistics, as a fundamental course, endowed me with relatively competent quantitative abilities as well as skills of using statistical software, which will surely be conductive to my future studies in business related field. Though, other courses seemed nothing to do with business, they indeed played an influential role in enhancing my ability of consulting references and analytical thinking. More importantly, Oxford, committing to bringing together leading academics and students across subjects, helps to foster students’ intense interdisciplinary approach and inspires students to step outside their given research areas. I was fortunate to take graduate courses of Law & Psychology and Japanese in Harvard summer school in 2012. The psychological theories I learned helped me deal with cases from an objective and rational perspective, and enabled me to better read others’ behaviors and minds, which should be one of the pivotal anilities for professional managers. And a preliminary understanding in business law would also be of great help to my forthcoming studies and future career.
However, as the saying goes, “real ongoing, lifelong education doesn’t answer questions, it provokes them”. Past professional studies in Biochemistry could hardly satisfy my intense curiosity for the ever-changing business world or my aspiration to be a comprehensive talented personnel. Thus, I entered P&G after graduation, always striving for excellence in my professional field and exploring my potential in business realm. There, I have been actively engaged in the research and development of consumer products. My high working efficiency, strong self-learning ability and exceptional performance to make the impossible possible won me unanimous approval and commended by my supervisor. Analyzing customers’ insights and business demands made me feel a deep resonance for the realm I have chosen in particular and stimulated me to have an in-depth exploration in the multimodal aspects of the business domain. Hence, at this point, I am in full pursuit of an advanced study in MBA as a new adventure of life.
Furthermore, my father, as a successful entrepreneur, also inspired me to follow the path he showed. From what I know from my father, managing a chemical company calls for a multitude of abilities pertaining to management, organization, marketing, finance, international commerce as well as expertise in chemistry, which proved that the evolving nature of business realm requires multi-skilled personnel rather than talents in a single field. In complement of it, my volunteer experience in Miloso Village, Zambia reinforced my motivation to enrich my knowledge base and expand horizon so as to help more people in more flexible ways. While, MBA program is the best program that can help me become an all-round person.
Aiming to well prepare myself for your program, I have made an explicit plan. In the short run, I aim to secure an admission to your esteemed university, and subsequently strive to lay a sound academic ground. Upon completion of the MBA program, I will hanker for precious job opportunities to integrate the obtained knowledge into real life applications and strengthen my practical capabilities. In the meantime, I am in eager anticipation to achieve continuous excellence in work and make my academic achievements acknowledged by the company or the public, commercially and practically. To make it more specific, my preliminary plan is to engage in consumer goods industry, with a possibility, in the future, of switching to consulting when my industrial knowledge becomes sound. Within 5 years, I aim to step into the managerial position of a renowned company, being a well-qualified professional manager. This will provide me with the opportunities to interact with more leading enterprises and business houses, which will give me a firsthand insight into the implementation of theoretical knowledge in real business cases, enriching my knowledge base for being a prominent manager.
Studying is for enlightening one’s thought and sometimes a soul-searching experience. I believe the MBA program provided by your university would not only advance this process but also equip me for my future career path, for it embraces students from all over the world and provides a powerful global mindset for students, which will help students gain critical international perspective by cross-cultural collaboration. Moreover, well-known for its bold curriculum, your program also allows students to dabble in a certain area of in-depth business and pursue in another area outside business. Thus, I am able to become a well-equipped career woman with rounded business mind and reach my maximum potential in my professional life, which could entail either career progression or a career shift.
Based on the aforementioned, pursuing an advanced study in MBA at your esteemed school will be a milestone for me to realize my career goal of becoming a professional manager. I am therefore waiting for your kind reply.