The business sector is the oil to the world’s economy. I have learnt this from my father since a very young age. I consider myself as a native English speaker because I have been speaking this language since I was little but I am also fluent in Indonesian. My interest in business started when I had my first “Business and Management” class in year 11. At first, my parents told me to choose this subject and I didn’t really want to study it, but I was very happy with the choice I made after attending my first class.
I am interested in business because there are many aspects in the world that connects to business. I have always enjoyed learning about the psychological aspects of Business and Management. During my previous internships in a PR firm and in the Corporate Communications division of another conglomerate company in Indonesia, I was exposed to real life. Because of these two internships, I fell in love with the Corporate Communications world. I loved knowing that with the right strategy and approach, we are able to control how the world sees our business and nothing is more important than corporate image.
There are a few things that can make a person excel in business. Being the head coordinator for a charity flea market when I was in year 11, and also one of the event leaders for the jailbreak event (through Enactus) proves that I am competent in leading and managing. Being in the Junior Common Room (JCR) committee for Southwell Hall has exposed me to many business scenarios. An example would be when I managed both the formal and after-formal for the residents of Southwell Hall. We had to arrange entertainment, promote the tickets, create a pricing strategy, work with events people and make sure nothing goes wrong on the day of the events.
During the first week of the academic year, I was elected as week one rep for my hall. It was a position of responsibility that was indeed very demanding and hectic. My 3 colleagues and I had to take care of 200 new first year students and help their transition into university life as smooth as possible. A few of the things we had to do included selling & promoting events arranged by the university, taking care of the new students during nights out, taking them home if they got a little bit out of hand, cleaning up the mess they left behind, and be in halls 24/7 just in case anyone needed any type of help during that first week.
Being an international student, I have learned a lot by studying and living here in the UK. With the opportunities and international society it has provided me, it exposed me to many different types of people. This has helped me broaden my horizons and understanding about the global world that I live in.
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