Anyone willing to read my Personal Statement?

<p>This is my personal statement for the Media Communications Graduate Program at Webster University London. A little background, I was an Anthropology major and graduated with my B.A. I studied culture and various storytelling techniques as an anthro student and have always loved visual forms of communication. Please let me know what you take away from my statement and what I need work on! P.S. very rough draft.</p>

<p>Personal Statement</p>

<p>As a student of Anthropology, I learned to deconstruct the nuances of cultural differences and similarities based on contextual aspects of society. Anthropology has taught me that we are behooved as students of culture to become informed citizens in a globalized world as well as to think in terms of fostering cultural understanding and interaction. As we are headed into an increasingly globalized future I believe it is important to create that awareness in others, and media communications can be the perfect conduit for information and interaction in a global and multicultural environment. The ability to use various media technology and the skill to communicate effectively through all forms of media is essential.</p>

<p>I would say that my interest in media communications has really been influenced by many events and experiences in my life these past few years; from watching the widespread and international protesting of the Troy Davis case to interning for a start-up non-profit dedicated to promoting community interaction and sustainable travel, and also working as a temp in an investment banking firm. My internship for CultureZest Inc., a start-up non-profit--provided me with opportunities to learn various marketing strategies with media communications techniques and that made me realize where I want to be great is being able to do what I love and that is thinking creatively to find new ways of bringing awareness to important matters. Another major player in my decision to pursue graduate school was working at Roth Capital Partners this past year. Not only did I demonstrate project management skills, initiative, and leadership; but I also got to witness firsthand how media communications has proven to have very real implications in what ensues in the stock market and our economy, as a result of national and international events.</p>

<p>I feel that the knowledge I acquire from the MA Media Communications program at Webster University Graduate School London will allow me to develop and apply a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in media communications; as well as build upon the skills I have gained in my studies in Anthropology: knowledge of the working of society and the role of culture, writing, communication, research methods, and analytic techniques. I also expect to learn the processes of news-making and to explore and analyze the facets of media and culture. I am particularly interested in media communications in an international context and the use of it as an impetus for cultural and global discourse.</p>

<p>My study abroad experience and my travels in Europe have definitely had a profound influence on wanting a career path with an international focus. And studying in London will give me that much more of an edge in the international arena, as it is recognized as a global hub for creative and media industries. The Regent’s campus in London would provide me with the environment conducive to studying the latest and most significant developments in media, information, and communication technologies.</p>

<p>What is particularly exciting about this career path is that there is a practicality and usefulness about media communications in a broad spectrum of industries. From media news agencies to international corporations, and even international development organizations --the need for media communications is prevalent and necessary. At the completion of my studies I would hope to have gained effective skills so that I may pursue opportunities with agencies or organizations dedicated to fostering relationships internationally and across cultures.</p>