Essays on Industrial Relations and Human Resources Master's Program Personal Statement Personal Statement

Jane Lee, 47 Torsh Dr. Toronto, ON. L8Y 5K7, (905) 751-1858, 25th February, Admissions Officer, of Toronto for Industrial and Human Resource Relations, Toronto, ON. L6Y 3K2, (905) 642-2947, Dear Mr. /Miss, REF: APPLICATION FOR A MASTER’S PROGRAM I hereby write this letter to apply for a master’s program in your school. I am a female of 24 years old. I have a bachelor in psychology and accounting and financial management as well as a minor in human resource management as will be indicated in my resume. I developed a major interest in Human Resource Management during my second year when I took it as an elective. I found the course materials and the assignments to be quite intriguing and interesting. That is the period that marked my introduction to Human Resource and there is no going back. My Strategic Human Resource Planning course required that I come up with a research paper concerning current Human Resource issues. It was a requisite to outline the challenges faced by companies in relation to their coping skills and highlight our response to it. I worked in a group whereby we chose motivating employees using perks and benefits. This assignment shed more light on the significance of Human Resource as it is fundamental in handling such issues as retention, turnover, and employee satisfaction. My strengths that make me a perfect fit for this position are great time management, organization, interpersonal skills, as well as adaptation skills. Additionally, I am a perfectionist in everything I do; I can do a wonderful job of multitasking; I know how to keep up with the activities around me which helps me to stay on top of tasks at all times. Altogether, these skills make me the best in anything that I’m required to do. I simply always give it my best shot. For community service, I volunteered at HRPA Grand-Valley Chapter as part of the student mentorship program. This is a new program which was in dire need of intense promotion. I applied my human resource knowledge and deployed social networks like linkedin and facebook for this. Moreover, I made a perfect match of the mentors and mentees and so far I can attest that under my supervision everything ran smoothly. I do have short-term and long-term goals. My short-term goals are to gather extensive knowledge on recruitment which is a part of Human Resource. I intend to complete the National Knowledge Exam. This is where the program comes in as it will play a principal role in the preparation for this exam as well as application for jobs. I would like also to build a great social network with my classmates and professors which could come in handy in future. My long-term goals are to work in firms specifically in the Human Resource Department in charge of recruitment. I also intend to acquire experience and CHRP designation and be able to practice Human Resource in companies. So far, I am pleased to mention that there are no gaps in my education during my study at the University of Waterloo. Everything is up to date. I will attach my school documents for reference. I should mention that I had difficulty earlier on in establishing the right career path for myself. After my high school education I pursued a career in accounting which I later realized wasn’t exactly my field of interest. My class performance suffered as I couldn’t keep up with the lectures. I later pulled through and completed my co-op term at an accounting firm for four months. During this period I was absolutely convinced that accounting is definitely not my field of specialization. After thorough thinking I settled on Human Resource which I am glad to say has not disappointed me. I enjoy it so much more and I could see myself doing this for a long time. In addition, when my grandmother passed away last year I had to take a lot of breaks from school in order to help at home. This was a blow to my studies during that period though I did manage to get my grades back up in the long run. I do hope that my application will convince you to consider me for a chance to pursue this program as I am completely sure it is what I want to do. I have attached copies of my documents along with this letter. I look forward to your reply. Thanks in advance. Sincerely, (Signature) Jane Lee