Help! writing UCAS personal statement and need reasons of why study economics!

@kylina (178)
November 21, 2010 12:30pm CST
It may seem like a stupid question, but I really don't know what I should write D= All the advice go on about showing why you're passionate about that subject but that's the thing - I'm not. I just want a degree in economics so that I can get into a financial career (I don't specifically what either...). Going for another subject isn't an option for the same reason and also, because my subjects were geared towards economics. Can anyone suggest something please?
1 response
• United States
22 Nov 10
You can describe your reasons for wanting to take up a career in finance, and connect that to your choice of major. If this is a graduate statement, you'll REALLY need to flesh it out, but definitely focus on your goals--what you'll do when you graduate. If you're undergraduate, focus on why you'd excel; in the subject and why you need it for your career. Outlining the statement's contents would be a good idea at this point, as would really beginning to narrow down your choice of occupation and doing background research. Statements are usually soul-searching, labor-intensive and in the long run they are so worth it, as they show the University what you want from their school, and they'll show you too. But! Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate, do NOT sound as if you haven't decided or that you are unsure of yourself, even if that's the case.