Personal Statement

Personal Statement


The unprecedented explosion of corporations and financial services industry has brought about immense opportunities to utilize newer principles, methodologies, tools and practices in the field of finance. It is this challenging field in which I would like to gain expertise.

Over the years, I have always found Mathematics and Economics thoroughly engaging. This is why I sought to pursue a degree in Pure Mathematics. During my three years at University, I have maintained a 72% average leaving me amongst the top 5% of students in my degree course.

Finance, as a field, had always fascinated me. During the course of my undergraduate degree, I took it upon myself to major in Mathematical Finance, Applied Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics. I have always enjoyed and have been strong in areas that require problem solving, analytical and mathematical skills, and I am anxious to combine the knowledge of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. I really want to explore finance with intent to gain specialized knowledge in the field of corporate or managerial finance.

I have been planning a career in Finance for several years, but as a mathematics undergraduate I primarily concentrated on getting a solid background in core functions. The three years of Mathematics has also equipped me with the problem solving and analytical skills required to excel in the demanding profession of finance. My mathematical skills come from courses such as Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics. The financial computing skills include Spreadsheets software like Lotus 1-2-3, MS Excel; Analytical Software like MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple; Financial software include QuickBooks, MS Accounting, MS Money; and Programming languages include C, C++, Java E-Banking Solution, a software project for the local commercial...

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