Georgia State University Personal Statement

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After eight months of work experience in nonprofit development and several years of volunteer opportunities at multiple nonprofit organizations, I have made the decision to return to academic study and begin graduate studies in the Masters of Public Administration program at Georgia State University. During my years of undergraduate study at Agnes Scott College, I got involved with the campus community by participating in diverse, volunteer-oriented clubs, such as Habitat for Humanity and ASC’s Rotaract Club. I’ve always had a passion for philanthropic work and community service, and these clubs sparked my interest in the nonprofit world. Once I declared my major in college as Economics & Organizational Management, I knew it would benefit my anticipated career in Nonprofit Administration. In…show more content…
Both nonprofit organizations maintain an ongoing relationship and collaborate annually for a performing arts showcase called the Cultural Revival. For this special project, I had the privilege of working directly with refugee children and youth to teach them choreography, exercises, and movements using dance equipment and aerial apparatus to represent different customs and traditions around the world. Being in this role was very natural for me and furthered my interest in the nonprofit field. It gave me insight into both the volunteer and program side of these types of organizations. From this opportunity, I decided that if I never managed my own nonprofit, I wanted to at least be working directly with the people who are a part of the community being impacted. Truthfully, my ideal position would be a program director because it would guarantee the chance to meet with people on a face-to-face basis and ensure quality program delivery that meets our constituents’ wants and

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