To clarify the point, I strongly believe that Ross Business School is the best place for me to bring down the stereotype my family hold on women.
I belong to a family that is very much orthodox in its way of thinking about the female role and one of most challenging duties as a modern youth has been to challenge this conventional stereotype of women's role in the society. I realized that I could not obtain very much from this type of life, spending most of my time with friends without a significant progression in my education. This awareness stimulated me to change my education path. Fortunately, I enjoyed the support of some of my elders in this endeavor. Once I was aware of the fact that the American education system gives priority for students' participation, this attracted me to be one of those active-learners instead of the passive-learners. And, obviously, the Ross School of Business has been one of my first preferences as it provides great facilities and opportunities for a student of business and I have been very convinced that my selection would not be affected by the provisions in the college.
However, there have been problems of different type that came from my entire family; old stereotypes about how women are not expected to study abroad except in Singapore - since studying at Singapore was not considered to be "abroad' - were casually mentioned. This obstructed me when I told my parents about my intention to study in the US. They believed that a woman should eventually get married, stay home, and be a good housewife. Thus, they felt that a higher education would be useless for woman. However, since I saw to humans to be considered equal, so should women and men in my society; we can have the same opportunities. I do not want to be a wife like other women in my generation of my family or for that reason a stereo type woman of my family's selection. I wanted to break the construct of women built by the conventions by pursuing one of the most unconventional academic quests and business administration and a course in the US served the best tool for my purpose.
There were many factors that helped me in my pursuit. There were some thinking people who would support my idea and I managed to get the permission and I will prove to my family that this was the best decision for my future. I believe that if I do not depend on other people, particularly my family, I will have a greater opportunity to better explore my strengths. This opportunity to be a student at the Ross School of Business will be the most suitable one to follow my determination. The quality of learning in the institute along with other environments would help me gain the best development of my academic career and my personality. All these rightly indicate the reasons for me to opt for the Ross School of Business.
2. The BBA Program requires excellent teamwork skills and there are many group projects in the curriculum. Tell us about a group or team experience from college that either went very well or that ended badly. In retrospect, would you have done anything differently Please tell us why or why not.
Teamwork skills are most essential for the success of group projects which "include the mix of interactive, interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills needed by a group of