My aspiration as a Graduate Student in the Davenport University Master of Business Administration program to study abroad derives not only from the career I have established for myself as an adult, but also from the many years I have served overseas during my time in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army.
I decided to become a Graduate Student after graduating from the University of Phoenix with my Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Management because I wanted to learn more about the fundamentals of business, and I felt that continuing my studies on this subject would best fit to serve this purpose.
Between my time in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army, I served several years overseas and was fortunate enough to have visited several countries during this time. This exposure to different cultures, customs, and peoples sparked a profound interest in the world outside of the United States.
Since my time in military service, and throughout my adult career, I have read multiple books on the topic of globalization. While I have not yet had the opportunity to work abroad, I have tried building my global competency understanding through my own study so I will be better prepared in doing so.
One of my skill sets that I have sharpened throughout my professional career is my ability to think both critically and analytically. However, as the world becomes more and more integrated, it is vitally important to think critically in a global context as barriers disappear and business abroad work more and closer together.
Taking into account my professional work history with the time I spent in military service, I feel as if I am in a position to best take advantage of the learning opportunities through the proper preparation and guidance that is offered in the Davenport University Study Abroad Program.
This is why I choose Germany for where I want to Study Abroad. With Germany being home to so many multinational corporations that conduct their business globally, Germany is truly the hub of international business and the focal point for any student who is serious about the study of Globalization should go to study.
What I hope to take away from the Study Abroad Program is a stronger skill set that will allow for me to compete, and be successful, in the global workforce as I will better be able to develop my cross-cultural communication skills while acquiring the sensitivity that will enable me to work with such diverse cultures.
With the level of excellence I have pursued in everything I have done, from my time in the United States Armed Forces, to the multifaceted positions I have held in the companies I have worked for, I know I would benefit greatly from the Study Abroad program and would be an exceptional candidate for this tremendous opportunity.