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What are your career aspirations and why is a graduate business degree the next step to achieving those goals? Specifically, why have you chosen a Johns Hopkins program to do this? (500 words) Early in my childhood, the internet became more than just a luxury - it became a necessity. My father moved from Singapore to Indonesia to start a textile company when I was four years old, leaving me alone with my mother. To alleviate the pressures of separation, I developed the computer skills needed for electronic communication and was able to remain in close contact with my father. This experience solidified my interest in information technology and exposed me to the enormous potential of this developing field. In the summer of 2001, I exploited my knowledge of IT to help those in my community. I volunteered at a local library, helping people with computer and internet-related questions. Also at that time, my father's business had launched many technological changes that led to the automation of its production line. These improvements had saved his company from bankruptcy. Visiting him and seeing how the new system had increased his profits heightened my interest in IT field. I now live in USA, where computers continue to play a large role in my daily affairs. I use electronic mail and Internet chats to communicate with both parents. Information system fascinates me not only because it makes companies more competitive, but also because it can bridge great distances to bring people together. I have much respect for an interest in the IT industry. Personal satisfaction also plays a key role in my career decision. While monetary rewards are of practical importance, true job satisfaction springs from the opportunity to grow and learn within an industry. I enjoy acquiring new skills and information, which help me to adapt to the fast-prospects whould give me constant incentive to improve my self and to gain more
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knowledge. I currently volunteer for an on-campus organization, Job Web, in which I am responsible for informative handouts. This position has broadened my computing abilities and
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