- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
I am completing my application for Grad School, and was hoping a few of you could look over the statements and let me know what you thing. This is for the MBA portion of the application.
1. List experiences which contributed to your professional growth such as supervisory activities, program development, etc.
While the majority of my positions have not had any supervisory duties, save the occasional training of a new employee, much of my growth has come from training programs in which I became familiar with new aspects of accounting. For instance, I had never completed statements for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners prior to my position at Aon, but was able to fully complete four during my tenure, with training. I find that one of my greatest assets in a new field is my ability to quickly and accurately capture new information, and to then apply that information in the appropriate circumstances.
2. Please describe unique personal experiences such as leadership activities, special assignments, etc.. Explain what these experiences meant to you in terms of professional growth.
By far, the most noteworthy project to date that I have completed was an overhaul of a premium taxation system at one of the insurance companies I worked for. I was able to take a system that was reliant on multiple files, both electronic and paper, and streamline into one program, allowing for various states tax credits and reciprocal rules. By creating such a program, the estimated savings for one year was approximately $750 Thousand. Creating this allowed me to prove that I was able to comprehensively understand taxation from several different jurisdictions, and how the changes can affect each other.
3. What do you want to do in the next five years in your profession?
I plan to obtain a position at an accounting firm in the Saratoga region, and establish myself as a CPA practicing personal and corporate taxation. Additionally, I hope to further work with volunteer programs such as VITA to establish more tax services for the poor in my hometown area.
4. What do you expect the Master of Business Administration degree program to do for you?
I expect the MBA program to help me develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, both of which are necessary in today’s business environment. Also, I have had a lack of group work in my past few positions, and expect that the learning style [your college] offers will allow me to increase my level of proficiency when working with other team members. However, I realize that it is not as much about what the MBA program can do for me, but what I can do using the tools the MBA program provides.