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My Personal Statement for MAcc, thoughts? [#permalink]

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 06 Mar 2013, 05:26

This is a rough draft of my personal statement for a Masters of Accountancy program. Just looking for some thoughts, tips, ideas, etc. The topic is the general "give your background, why you want to be an accountant, why x school, and how it will prepare you". Thank you very much!

It has taken a lot of questioning and effort to determine what career path I would like to pursue. That is an honest answer amidst all of the personal statements describing childhood fascination with numbers or money, and the ensuing inevitability of a career in accounting. I had no idea I wanted to be an accountant when I grew up.

My path began when I graduated from ________ in 2008 with a degree in English during a severe financial crisis. I have had a number of jobs since graduating, and I have learned to embrace the diversity of their experiences. I have worked in offices crunching numbers and I have worked directly with people solving problems, both of which are important aspects of accountancy. I believe that my professional background will greatly aid in my graduate education, because it has created a strong desire for me to find a focus, along with a determination to succeed. I want a specialization, a career as an accountant. As for my educational background, my English degree gives me not only the ability to communicate, necessary in public accounting, but also a unique perspective among those with accounting backgrounds that I can bring to __________ program.

I believe highly in the importance of education. I have taken a variety of college courses since graduating, from computer science and calculus to accounting. First of all, I felt the need to bolster my quantitative academic resume due to my liberal arts background. Secondly, I was seeking a passion. I moved to _______ because of its financial sector, and thus enrolled in financial accounting at __________. I not only stayed awake during my early morning class, but I was enthralled by the subject matter. I had always enjoyed reading BusinessWeek and The Economist, mainly to understand the great recession I was enduring, but to actually learn how companies operate and succeed by examining financial statements took my interest to a new level. I began researching career opportunities and discovered auditing, which dealt directly with financial statements, and then I found out how I was going to get there.

My next step is to obtain a Masters in Accountancy at ______. As soon as I came to that realization, I buckled down and began preparing for the GMAT while working full-time and taking supplemental courses such as statistics and economics. I met with my advisor and with several professors in the accounting department to discuss my plans. We all agreed that a master’s degree would be the best way to launch my career given my non-traditional background. It is integral for me to continue to learn, to develop myself academically and professionally in order to achieve my goal. I need an education that will prepare me to work as an auditor in _______ and to pass the CPA examination. I believe graduate school at _________ is exactly where I need to be to continue to traverse the path I have worked so hard to discover.

Personal Statement on My Pursuing Accounting as a Profession Essay

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I am a senior Accounting major student. I will receive Bachelor of Science- Business degree in May 2014. I am now applying for the graduate degree in Accounting at Clemson University. I transferred to Winthrop University in South Carolina last year through a joint University undergraduate program. I think I have seized the great opportunity in my life to study in USA because USA has high quality education and I am excited to experience different culture. Since this is my second year in USA, I am looking forward to pursuing a graduate degree in Accounting because I have set my short-term and long-term goals. I believe that goals can give me strong motivations and guide me in a right way to pursue them. My short-term goal is to…show more content…

I am a senior Accounting major student. I will receive Bachelor of Science- Business degree in May 2014. I am now applying for the graduate degree in Accounting at Clemson University. I transferred to Winthrop University in South Carolina last year through a joint University undergraduate program. I think I have seized the great opportunity in my life to study in USA because USA has high quality education and I am excited to experience different culture. Since this is my second year in USA, I am looking forward to pursuing a graduate degree in Accounting because I have set my short-term and long-term goals. I believe that goals can give me strong motivations and guide me in a right way to pursue them. My short-term goal is to achieve academic success at Clemson University. I will be devoted to passing CPA exams when I am in graduate school. I hope I can try to find an internship or even a job after graduating from Clemson University. At the same time, I want to try my best to communicate with other people and further improve my English. My long-term goal is to start my career in a foreign-funded company in China. I hope I can apply knowledge and experiences that I have had in USA to the practical situations so that I can reveal the meaningful times that I spent in USA.
I am highly motivated to continue pursuing graduate degree in Accounting as a result of several reasons. First, I am interested in Accounting. I am good at Mathematics and I have a good sense of

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