Although I was experimenting with a wide variety of subjects, it soon became apparent that economics was an ideal match for me. An innate understanding of the subject seemed to come naturally to me, therefore I excelled in the course and exhibited the strongest performance in the subject. As I studied further, I discovered how I could become empowered with the practical knowledge I would need to become an effective agent of positive change in my community by using my innate abilities combined with what I had learned in class. My hidden talents for logical reasoning and mathematical acclimation came to the forefront and began to shine, thereby unleashing my intellectual capacity for economics and analytical thinking. In fact, my grade point average in my chosen major of economics is 3.40, which is an achievement considering the schedule of courses I had been taking. Furthermore, I received a score of 790 out of 800 on the Graduate Record Examination---on the Verbal Section receiving 500 out of 800.
Nevertheless, my academic achievements and inclinations were not the only factors in my decision to apply to law school. My decision was also influenced by other non-academic sources including various extra-curricular and volunteer activities. I enjoy working with the public in various capacities, not only because it provides me with an opportunity to apply my mathematical and analytical skills to a practical setting, but also because of its challenging, yet rewarding nature. Moreover, these volunteer experiences underscored my need to continue learning about the field of economics and to one day obtain a career that demands excellence and continually fosters growth and development.
Each of my educational and life experiences has played a factor in my decision to study economics. Although economics is not a perfect science, it can be applied to help individuals and communities in innovative and fascinating ways with an analysis of economic growth or recession and finding ways to enhance or solve economic issues.
With my Master's Degree in Economics, I hope to work for an organization that is committed to social justice and a sense of community. I believe I would excel in this field and would find this type of work fascinating because I possess a strong passion for global economic issues, therefore this work would reflect my academic, societal, and community interests. Furthermore, working in this specialty of economics would fit well with my moral convictions regarding the global, national, and local community, and my concern for the welfare of the planet and social justice. I truly believe that the issue of economic sustainability is the most important challenge that my generation will have to face and feel obligated to get involved and help promote effective solutions to these problems. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the economic field because it is so very dynamic and increasingly relevant in our modern industrialized society.
I decided to apply specifically to the Name of University to attend the Economic Program to obtain my Master's Degree because I visited the University a few years ago and left with a lasting, positive impression of the economic program. It is my view that the school is clearly a leader in the field of economics and its effect on the community. The faculty is tremendous, takes pride in these specializations, and is committed to