When I was a freshmen in AU, my friend asked me to help him out with his small business, since
I’m specialize in public speaking, communicating with people, and able to speak in various languages:
Cantonese, English, Thai, and Spanish. He had screen printed many different styles of T-shirt, which he
designed himself with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. He wanted me to help him to promote and sell
those T-shirts on the street nearby the Ramkhamhaeng road, and also in my university. It was my first
time ever laid my hands on real business. Through this, I’ve learned that business is a lot more complex
than just knowledge, theories or skills. During my studies in university, I took Phycology and Principle of
Marketing courses. Therefore, I studied a lot about consumer’s behavior, also how “truth drives trust, and
trust drives revenue”. But I notice that understanding just the theories won’t be enough, it’s about how
well we apply/execute those theories in action, which, in my opinion, it’s the main key factor to success. I
feel like I have a lot more to learn in this area.
Ever since my childhood, I have always wanted to study in the field of Business; part of it due
to family encouragement, since both of my parents are merchants. I have always been very curious about
how the real world works. That is the sole purpose why I began my interest in the field of Business. In
my opinion, business reflects our daily life issues, where both involve in decision making. However, in
business, a single decision, such as, signing a contract, may determine the future of the entire company.
My primary aspiration is to own a business, although in order to achieve that, there are numerous
essential preliminary stages of the procedure that needs to be accomplished. I notice that becoming a
successful entrepreneur is no easy task, it must come with money, opportunity, and luck simultaneously.
Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and
learning from failure”. And I totally agreed with him. Therefore, that is the reason behind my decision
of wanting to earn a business degree, in an attempt to better my understanding of the seemingly complex
concept of business management, also to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed in today’s
competitive business world.
After years of selecting a major that best suits me. I came to the conclusion to study Global
and China Business, the ideal direction for my education. I think it would best prepare me for the
fundamentals for international marketing. This course would provide me the ultimate analytical tools
and conceptual framework needed to understand and interpret with the international financial, political
and economic environments. Furthermore, it would also enable me to understand business from an
international perspective and how cultural environment and differences influence business practice in ...