Without these added dimensions that I have come to appreciate, business would be no more than some form of mathematical exercise and I too would wonder why I am interested in Economics.
Through my high school years, my parents encouraged me to participate in volunteer work in the community. As a member of Project Quest, I was required to complete a variety of community service projects. One of my most memorable experiences was working with the Tri-City Homeless Coalition, where I was awarded my Service Certificate. I developed a deeper understanding of our neighbors who are faced with temporary financial difficulties. Through the Quest program I also acquired some valuable experience working as a volunteer at Millard Elementary School. I gained a greater appreciation for the art of teaching and was thankful that I had an opportunity to assist the school in their goal of teaching tomorrow's university students. I hope to build on these activities and find new ways to assist the local area as a student at UC. This is an ideal opportunity to bring about more cooperation among the different cultures and segments of our society.
Having lived in Hong Kong as a child, I can fully appreciate the aspects of the different cultures that make up our country. When I moved here at age 14, I was at first reluctant to leave Hong Kong.