In the past, I have played different leadership roles especially during and even after my college days. To begin with, I was appointed the vice-president of a foreigners’ union during my first year in college. Having studied in a foreign country where its natives seemed not to get well with any aliens around them, my position was very challenging. The greatest challenge was to bring awareness to the native people especially my fellow students about our identity and dignity. The main approach to this was through seminars. Sometimes, the union would face opposition. Such situations would need courage and determination.
After my days in college, I headed a youth organization within my home area. With many projects to see through, I employed a variety of leadership skills. Initially, I ensured that the organization had a vision and mission, and developed a strategy of how to achieve them. Since the roles included advocating the organization’s policies, decision-making, planning and proper communication skills were very necessary. Moreover, I encouraged commitment and teamwork among members.
Keeping in mind the competitiveness of the society, I still have to pursue further studies. My immediate aim is to complete MBA in political science, but my main field of interest is medicine. I currently hold a bachelor’s degree in Chinese medicine. The decision to pursue the MBA is to enable me fit in the very competitive world that deals with politics day in, day out. I just realized that specializing in one field would not be of much benefit. There’s need to diversify and be equipped with divergent skills, and hence one can tackle various tasks and duties. Professionally, I would prefer a career in a medical field but incase I won’t secure any; I would therefore engage in politics or hunt for a business related career. This includes opening up my own business which can be medicine oriented, such as a private hospital, medicine research station, pharmaceutical industries for manufacture of drugs or any other of that sort. Since politics has been integrated into our day to day life, it’s then necessary to acquire a deeper understanding of it.
Enrollment in the program would make me qualify for a career in the wide political field, giving me the chance to choose what best suits me. Furthermore, it would also prepare me for further studies in medicine and equip me with skills that I could apply in any medical business that I could establish in the future. I look forward to gaining advantageous skills in political science. Most importantly, I aim to achieve diversification in the long run. A major contribution from my side as a learner is cooperation with the teachers and being totally committed to the studies. This would greatly determine the success of the entire program.