Describe your career progress Essay

Describe your career progress to date and your short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from NC State University to help you achieve these goals?
500 word limit

My career plan was formulated in the days of my senior school but little did I know what was in store for me or how rudely my entrepreneurship dream was to be shattered. I loved Pizza and thought foolishly that this was the prerequisite for starting my own restaurant. I had no experience, no money to fall back on and could not borrow from any bank for lack of credit. A family member helped me with money. Without any experience of running a restaurant, I was an ineffective manager. Many customers would complain of bad service. Bills for business were not being paid because money was being spent on non-essential items. I did not know how to control the cost, and inventory. Despite working very hard for more than sixty hours a week in the restaurant I was discouraged, and future did not look good. I sold the business after struggling with it for two years. My next plan was to be in a business where I would not depend on sales persons or employees and I started to day trade. While day trading, I realized that in this challenging field, fundamental knowledge about the prospects of industry and various sectors was called for. My education was not enough. I finished my computer degree, found a job in the computer field.

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While working, I also went to night school for a business degree, and wanted to find out more about real estate business. I finished my school, and found a job at IBM. IBM is a great company, and I have developed a solid foundation in efficient teamwork, problem detecting, and problem solving skills. I was being introduced to new technologies all the time. While working at IBM, I also went for General Contractor’s license from the State of North Carolina. I opened a new corporation under ProBuilder Inc., and started to build houses that are still in the market for sale. I want to excel in this construction field

I have first hand experience in the business world, and have a strong base in computer technology. I still have a lot to learn about the corporate world because my short term goal is to move up the corporate ladder and be an effective manager. By attending NCSU, I would better understand the use of technology, and improve my interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. My long term goal would be to have my own construction company and also offer consultancy especially to budding entrepreneurs. I have known what it is to be on one’s own, what mistakes I made and how my priorities in the business were slightly muddled forcing me to close the restaurant business. After a successful education in business and a good long term career I would pass on the benefit of all my experiences to youngsters who cherish dreams and I would direct them in the proper channel. . The varied experience in my career would be of use to future generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essay 2. Please describe a situation where your ethics, morals, or values were challenged. How did you handle the situation?
(500 word limit)

Financial difficulties would put the maximum pressure on a person and tempt him to compromise on his ethical principles. Such a situation demands immense strength of will and character, integrity, determination and courage and I was faced with such difficulties in Pakistan at a fairly young age.

When. I was nine years old we had to leave Afghanistan because life was getting unbearable. The communists were after us, for my father had been close to former democratically elected government they had just overthrown. They wanted him, but could not find him, so they were at our house every other day accusing, and threatening us. One day my father appeared in the middle of the night, and told us to leave for another country till the situation improved. My sister was in the final years of her medical school, and hated to leave till she finished her school; however, she had no choice. We left, and drove through land that was full of mines, and mountains that were so high that I was scared to look down, and in one place we were stuck for a whole week because there was incessant fighting between Russians, and Afghans. We finally made it to Pakistan after weeks of travel. When we got to Pakistan, we knew no one, and did not have a lot of money left with us. It took a month for my sore feet to heal.

We settled in a camp, and my sister worked for a doctor to pay for daily expenses. I had to adapt to the new society. Frequently, drinking water would not be available, and necessities were luxuries. There was no security or order. Drugs and crime could be seen everywhere. I was  often approached to work for drug smugglers, and the pay was appealing .My sister was striving hard to bring in as much as she could and  I could have easily got  into such illegal acts because our situation was quite desperate. In an alien place, while adaptation was extremely difficult, struggling for one’s basic needs was even more disheartening. It took all my willpower to stand by my principles but my integrity and fundamental sense of values gave me the strength to plod along, without yielding to temptation.

I decided that life could not go on for us if we let this situation overwhelm us. So I got myself, and my family take all that anger and negativity to be redirected into positive thinking. I had to keep talking to them   convincing them that better days were ahead of us and we should not give up. My brother and sister started their school again, and I did really well in school as well. I learned the language in six months and after my sister finished her medical school in four years and opened a private clinic for children, our situation improved.

My optimistic attitude and determination to fight hard against adversity helped me face the unforgettable ethical dilemma I was put into.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essay 3. What do you anticipate being your biggest obstacle to success in NC State Universities MBA PROGRAM?

I am convinced that no obstacle can be too great to surmount when I am determined to do well in this course .However I do anticipate some obstacles and have formed certain plans and charted a future course of action that would help me overcome these. For one, I am slightly wary of extremely descriptive theory classes. My Bachelors has prepared me for extensive in-depth study and analysis, but an MBA on account of the vastness of topics likely to be covered, is likely to be much more challenging than anything else I have undertaken so far. I have had a basic technical education and my work experience at IBM has improved my analytical and problem solving skills But I am not too comfortable with writing pages and pages of descriptive essays that certain other subjects in an MBA course may call for. On hearsay, I know that the subjects like ‘Organizational Behavior’, ‘Strategy’ and ‘Human resources’ may demand extensive reading and extremely elaborate writing. . This is the main obstacle that I anticipate in this course I hope to establish a good rapport with expert faculty who would assist me with some short cuts and tips to remember such subjects. While I am extremely confident of my quantitative skills, I am also aware that I may not be as good as I should be in descriptive, imaginative presentations. This may pull my grades down and would demand devotion of extra time and hard work .I hope to set this right with my time management skills. I have already managed a job and education simultaneously. So this should not be too daunting. I would work equally hard at my quantitative and descriptive subjects. Awareness that my weaknesses need to be addressed would yield results.

 

. I am about to have the reverse experience of studying what entrepreneurship is after already having got into a venture. This may give rise to a bit of conflicting approaches in understanding theory and application especially when it concerns subjects like Accounting. I intend interacting with seasoned experts in Accounting and Finance and would make the best of my opportunity in this curriculum. My deficiencies would get rectified in this process.

Having been on my own and not as successful as I should have been in my venture, I have learnt a few lessons and am aware of certain pitfalls in business. I expect that the practical training that I get here would stand in good stead for the rest of my life and enable me to pave a successful career path for myself. My perseverance and capacity for hard work are the greatest strengths that I rely on to overcome the obstacles I may face in this rigorous curriculum. I have faced terrible situations as a youngster and with my added maturity and stoicism, hindrances in this educational program would only spur me on to perform better

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT

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Describe your career progress to date and your short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from NC State University to help you achieve these goals?
(500 word limit

My career plan was formulated in the days of my senior school but little did I know what was in store for me or how rudely my entrepreneurship dream was to be shattered. I loved Pizza and thought foolishly that this was the prerequisite for starting my own restaurant. I had no experience, no money to fall back on and could not borrow from any bank for lack of credit. A family member helped me with money. Without any experience of running a restaurant, I was an ineffective manager. Many customers would complain of bad service. Bills for business were not being paid because money was being spent on non-essential items. I did not know how to control the cost, and inventory. Despite working very hard for more than sixty hours a week in the restaurant I was discouraged, and future did not look good. I sold the business after struggling with it for two years. My next plan was to be in a business where I would not depend on sales persons or employees and I started to day trade. While day trading, I realized that in this challenging field, fundamental knowledge about the prospects of industry and various sectors was called for. My education was not enough. I finished my computer degree, found a job in the computer field. While working, I also went to night school for a business degree, and wanted to find out more about real estate business. I finished my school, and found a job at IBM. IBM is a great company, and I have developed a solid foundation in efficient teamwork, problem detecting, and problem solving skills. I was being introduced to new technologies all the time. While working at IBM, I also went for General Contractor’s license from the State of North Carolina. I opened a new corporation under ProBuilder Inc., and started to build houses that are still in the market for sale. I want to excel in this construction field

I have first hand experience in the business world, and have a strong base in computer technology. I still have a lot to learn about the corporate world because my short term goal is to move up the corporate ladder and be an effective manager. By attending NCSU, I would better understand the use of technology, and improve my interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. My long term goal would be to have my own construction company and also offer consultancy especially to budding entrepreneurs. I have known what it is to be on one’s own, what mistakes I made and how my priorities in the business were slightly muddled forcing me to close the restaurant business. After a successful education in business and a good long term career I would pass on the benefit of all my experiences to youngsters who cherish dreams and I would direct them in the proper channel. . The varied experience in my career would be of use to future generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essay 2. Please describe a situation where your ethics, morals, or values were challenged. How did you handle the situation?
(500 word limit)

Financial difficulties would put the maximum pressure on a person and tempt him to compromise on his ethical principles. Such a situation demands immense strength of will and character, integrity, determination and courage and I was faced with such difficulties in Pakistan at a fairly young age.

When. I was nine years old we had to leave Afghanistan because life was getting unbearable. The communists were after us, for my father had been close to the former democratically elected government they had just overthrown. They wanted him, but could not find him, so they were at our house every other day accusing, and threatening us. One day my father appeared in the middle of the night, and told us to leave for another country till the situation improved. My sister was in the final years of her medical school, and hated to leave till she finished her school; however, she had no choice. We left, and drove through land that was full of mines, and mountains that were so high that I was scared to look down, and in one place we were stuck for a whole week because there was incessant fighting between Russians, and Afghans. We finally made it to Pakistan after weeks of travel. When we got to Pakistan, we knew no one, and did not have a lot of money left with us. It took a month for my sore feet to heal.

We settled in a camp, and my sister worked for a doctor to pay for daily expenses. I had to adapt to the new society. Frequently, drinking water would not be available, and necessities were luxuries. There was no security or order. Drugs and crime could be seen everywhere. I was  often approached to work for drug smugglers, and the pay was appealing .My sister was striving hard to bring in as much as she could and  I could have easily got  into such illegal acts because our situation was quite desperate. In an alien place, while adaptation was extremely difficult, struggling for one’s basic needs was even more disheartening. It took all my willpower to stand by my principles but my integrity and fundamental sense of values gave me the strength to plod along, without yielding to temptation.

I decided that life could not go on for us if we let this situation overwhelm us. So I got myself, and my family take all that anger and negativity to be redirected into positive thinking. I had to keep talking to them   convincing them that better days were ahead of us and we should not give up. My brother and sister started their school again, and I did really well in school as well. I learned the language in six months and after my sister finished her medical school in four years and opened a private clinic for children, our situation improved.

My optimistic attitude and determination to fight hard against adversity helped me face the unforgettable ethical dilemma I was put into.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essay 3. What do you anticipate being your biggest obstacle to success in NC State Universities MBA PROGRAM?

I am convinced that no obstacle can be too great to surmount when I am determined to do well in this course .However I do anticipate some obstacles and have formed certain plans and charted a future course of action that would help me overcome these. For one, I am slightly wary of extremely descriptive theory classes. My Bachelors has prepared me for extensive in-depth study and analysis, but an MBA on account of the vastness of topics likely to be covered, is likely to be much more challenging than anything else I have undertaken so far. I have had a basic technical education and my work experience at IBM has improved my analytical and problem solving skills But I am not too comfortable with writing pages and pages of descriptive essays that certain other subjects in an MBA course may call for. On hearsay, I know that the subjects like ‘Organizational Behavior’, ‘Strategy’ and ‘Human resources’ may demand extensive reading and extremely elaborate writing. . This is the main obstacle that I anticipate in this course I hope to establish a good rapport with expert faculty who would assist me with some short cuts and tips to remember such subjects. While I am extremely confident of my quantitative skills, I am also aware that I may not be as good as I should be in descriptive, imaginative presentations. This may pull my grades down and would demand devotion of extra time and hard work .I hope to set this right with my time management skills. I have already managed a job and education simultaneously. So this should not be too daunting. I would work equally hard at my quantitative and descriptive subjects. Awareness that my weaknesses need to be addressed would yield results.

 

. I am about to have the reverse experience of studying what entrepreneurship is after already having got into a venture. This may give rise to a bit of conflicting approaches in understanding theory and application especially when it concerns subjects like Accounting. I intend interacting with seasoned experts in Accounting and Finance and would make the best of my opportunity in this curriculum. My deficiencies would get rectified in this process.

Having been on my own and not as successful as I should have been in my venture, I have learnt a few lessons and am aware of certain pitfalls in business. I expect that the practical training that I get here would stand in good stead for the rest of my life and enable me to pave a successful career path for myself. My perseverance and capacity for hard work are the greatest strengths that I rely on to overcome the obstacles I may face in this rigorous curriculum. I have faced terrible situations as a youngster and with my added maturity and stoicism, hindrances in this educational program would only spur me on to perform better

 

 

 

 

 

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— Dear student

I have included a few more ideas about your long term career plan and have mentioned that you would have your own construction company [you had mentioned that you wanted to excel in it] and that you would be a consultant passing on your knowledge and expertise to other youngsters.

In the second essay I have elaborated on the ethical dilemma.

I have mentioned descriptive subjects as your basic weakness and the anticipated obstacle .The third essay has been double spaced .But the word count is 483.If need be, change it to double spacing.

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