Admissions Essay

994 words - 4 pages

The purpose of this letter is to apply for admission to the International Relations program of the [INSERT UNIVERSITY HERE] for the Fall 2011 session. I had begun my undergraduate degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. During these times, I had taken courses focusing on various subjects. After having completed 100 credits, I gained admission to the VCU Dental School but I had decided to leave the dental school to pursue my true passion in international politics. My first encounter with politics happened in 2005 when I took part in a rally for Kuwaiti women’s right to vote in the parliamentary elections. I have always believed strongly in women's right to vote, and I even joined a national committee to advocate this worthwhile case. The results of our advocacy had been substantial and Kuwaiti women had received their right to vote in May 2005. Aside from this, I also joined various committees which have been fighting against the political money corruption during Kuwaiti parliamentary elections. Thus, these involvements have whetted my appetite to be a part of the political arena.
While studying in the United States, I have been able to sharpen both my academic and intellectual skills. Exploring the American culture and interacting with Americans as well as different nationalities have helped in further understanding the different peoples' way of interaction. I firmly believe this experience will be an asset for my future career in global politics. With regards to my work experience, they have varied over the last few years. I have been a mentor at Cosby High School for two semesters and a teacher's assistant at the World Studies Department of the Virginia Commonwealth University for two semesters. I have also worked on a part-time basis as an assistant to the executive director of the Virginia Institute for Peace (VIP). Working for the VIP executive director has further enriched my knowledge in International politics especially with the insights I have learnt from people working there. This experience has demonstrated different aspects of the political world and I have been exposed to policy making, conflict resolution and media appearances. Having both white-collar and blue-collar work experiences will help me relate to different types of people. Further, these will also help me better understand the variety of perspectives within the political world.
I have had the opportunity in the past years to associate with both Kuwaiti and American politicians who have inspired me to further explore the international political perspective. On September 28, 2009, I have been a participant in the delegation of the Arab American Annual Dinner with Governor Tim Kaine. The dinner centered on the discussion regarding American policies in the Arab world and their effects on global relations and conditions. I have been able to identify with these experiences the true passion that I have for...

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