Law and Business Studies Personal Statement
Submitted by Krishangy
I come from a country that boasts of a great and ancient civilisation, a country that gave the world many important inventions and innovations, and a country that produced some of the finest minds of every generation, especially women. However my country is also an interesting paradox of conventionalism and modernity and of progress and restrain. And it is with these values that I step into the next and new phase of my life.
I come from a big family where I have been encouraged to express myself creatively and maturely. My father is my greatest inspiration. He has taught me to be bold and fearless, yet be compassionate and caring. I have been fortunate enough to have received an education in one of the top schools in the country and have grown up with the belief that education is the only way to understand and fight the problems plaguing our society. The ethos of my school is reflected in its motto of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, which means that ‘the world is a family’. This guiding principle of international brotherhood has instilled in me a sense of justice and tolerance with a global and inclusive approach towards life.
My accomplishments have been special in their own right - a ‘Prefect’, a house captain, an awardee of ‘Excellence in English and International Understanding’ and a member of the Model United Nations, these are a few that I mention here. I have been a member of two cultural exchange programmes – one to Spain and France and the other to Japan. I have participated in debates and discussions over the ‘Drachma Dilemma’ and gender equality from an economic, psychological and business point of view at various forums. I have also been a part of various non-government organisations to help educate the handicapped, write examinations for the blind and organise blood donation camps. All the above-mentioned feats and accomplishments might seem modest when viewed in the larger scheme of things, but they have given me a strong appreciation for policy and polity. They have also provided me with the determination to lead and achieve things and the ability to solve problems, to take charge, and most of all to be imaginative and innovative.
It is with this experience that I now choose the direction that my life should take. As a diligent and determined individual, I feel I will be capable and ready to work as a force for greater good in building a just, fair and equitable society for the succeeding generations to come. Therefore I wish to apply for a law and business degree which will provide a base for a career in Corporate Social Responsibility.
As India's commercial fortunes rise, the field of Corporate Social Responsibility presents an opportunity for the betterment of the individuals and the nation as a whole. It is one of the key components in the today's business environment and has the potential of having a prominent impact on the Indian social fabric. Having an administrative and protective nature, this field combines my interests of managing people and resources and making a positive impact on the society. It also opens a window for working in a challenging and creative line.
The British educational, legal and financial organisations have been the cornerstones of all premium institutions globally and are highly valued and recognised. Not only are they deep rooted in culture and tradition, but they have also been a beacon of prosperity and upliftment for the rest of the world. In addition, the Indian legal system has been inherited from the British colonisation and various legislations introduced by them are still in force. Thus, an education from a university in the UK will ensure a sound foundation that will not only help build my future but also help me build a better future for my country; a peaceful and equal society that is void of any prejudice or intolerance.