SOP sample: Admission to Warwick University in UK
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SOP sample: Admission to Warwick University in UK–
As universities across the globe have made it imperative for applicants to prepare Statements of purpose (SoP), more and more students are trying to understand the core points of writing a Statement of Purpose.

The Statement of Purpose or SoP is a declaration to the university in which you summarize your purpose of pursuing a specific course from the university. It is a short piece, which lists your potentials, aspirations and how you plan to channelize your knowledge gained from the college. However, the best way to understand how to write an SOP is to read samples of SOPs as SOP samples provide a clear picture of how the statement must be written.

Here, we have a Statement of purpose written by Nivedita (name changed) for the MA in Marketing course from the University of Warwick in UK.

 

In this SOP sample for Warwick University in UK, Nivedita enlists her career graph, her dreams and her strength in following the beaten track and how she plans to channelize the knowledge she gains from the university and the country.

Statement of Purpose

The belief that education is the prop, on which the success of every successful man/woman stands, has been woven intricately into the very fabric of my being by my family. To pursue a post graduation degree is therefore a natural step forward in living this belief. What is unexpected is my choice to pursue a course extremely different from my previous area of study.

Having completed my under graduate studies in the field of Computer Science engineering  from Jaypee University of Information Technology in 2008, I joined Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. , where I worked as an assistant software engineer for a period of 18 months . At Accenture, my professional career was limited to program coding and I found my desire to build additional skills being thwarted by the boundaries of my role. Even though I was doing quite well at Accenture and had received appreciation for my work on more than one occasion, I felt the need to stretch myself and push the envelope.

 

Being a very creative person I’ve always felt this pull to work in a medium that helps me give expression to my creativity. Right from the school level I have been deeply involved in extracurricular activities, participated in several art competitions and helped organize events such as the annual school fete. At college, as an active member of the cultural and art committees I enjoyed organizing cultural events and publicizing them through posters, music, videos, etc.  A year back I tried my hand at direct marketing by becoming a member of one of the biggest direct marketing companies called AMWAY and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was while working for an NGO called ‘Teach For India’ which is still in its first year of inception, the strategizing element of this stream piqued my curiosity and I made a decision to pursue management in marketing for my PG.

 

In Jan 2010, I left Accenture to join Teach For India (similar in concept to Teach For All in UK), to serve in the capacity of Executive assistant to the CEO, Shaheen Mistri. I had read about Shaheen in newspapers and magazines. Shaheen had started an NGO called Akanksha,  which focuses on providing education to the underprivileged kids and has been running successfully in India for the past 20 years. She left Akanksha to start Teach For India which brings the brightest minds of young India to give 2 years of their lives to teach kids in low income schools and as future leaders become the pioneers of education in India.  The opportunity to learn about the principles of management through close association with a person who had created and managed an entire organization for 20 years and was now spearheading a movement was far too luring to let go. In addition, it offered a window to peep into the workings of the social sector and how important a role marketing plays in taking a movement forward. The decision to leave Accenture was very hard since I was undertaking a huge risk in giving up a secure job with promising career prospects. I also faced violent opposition from my family since they felt I would be taking up a job, which the society looks down upon. But, I was adamant in my pursuance for something meaningful and took the risk.

 

I feel very proud to have taken this step for today I am learning a lot more than what was expected out of this experience. I am learning about leadership, about commitment, about looking deeper inside people and judging them not by their appearance or background but by what they bring to the table and a lot more. I have found myself in situations, which force me to challenge ideologies previously accepted blindly simply because they had been handed down by the society and culture I had been brought up in. Most of all the interaction with people from differ backgrounds, different countries has been an eye opener. The best part of this role was that my work was not limited by any sort of boundaries. So, I eagerly took up opportunities to volunteer with other departments of the organization such as the recruitment and marketing department and through this experience found the lure to study the field of marketing management professionally.

Why UK : My decision to pursue a management degree from a highly renowned UK university such as Warwick is based on 4 reasons.

 

  1. I am a firm believer of the fact that if one has to do something, one should rather do it well. The UK education system being highly renowned all over the world was the obvious choice for pursuing a management degree. I choose Warwick because being in the top clan of best universities in the world the institute speaks for the highly renowned UK education system. The vast range of amenities offered, the highly experienced faculty and the close proximity to London attracted me to this university.

  2. Through experience I have realized how extremely important it is to expose oneself to people from different cultures, backgrounds, countries etc. The best teams are formed of people who share high proficiencies in their respective skills as opposed to people who share the same culture or colour. UK is the perfect place to get this sort of exposure as it attracts students from all over the world.

  3. The choice to work in UK for a period of 2 years after finishing study, offers me the chance to practice what has been learnt. The entire purpose of exposing oneself to a multinational environment would have been rendered null and void if the opportunity to implement the learning by working in such an environment was not there.

  4. And, without a doubt the historic magnificence of the place and the exposure to art and theatre would add tremendously to my personal growth.

There are a plethora of opportunities out there in the world, but there must be an equal match of skills, knowledge and experience, for a person to put them to the best use. The visits to the UK Education fairs in India reaffirmed my choice to study in the UK and an eminent university like Warwick offers great opportunity for professional and personal growth. Having talked to people who have treaded a similar path, about their experience while studying in the UK, I am completely confident of my decision and eagerly look forward to an amazing time, which I believe could amount to a life altering experience for me.

On this positive note I hope you will grant me acceptance to your highly reputed program.

Hoping for the best

Regards,

Nivedita

 

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