The transition I am planning to accomplish is not a common one; graduate study in economics after pursuing a major in physics. The reason behind this unusual path is very simple. I love to learn, and I discovered that I enjoy learning and doing research in economics more than physics. Physics has been a good preparation, since the excellent reasoning skills I acquired during my studies will help me a lot in economics.
I have always believed that the purpose of life for me is to be happy. This belief guides me to a career that I would enjoy everyday, and where I would produce useful results at the same time. Throughout my undergraduate years, I tried to come up with ideas for this suitable career of mine. I have tried to keep my spectrum of choices broad by taking various courses, and came up with the decision that when I become an academician in economics, I will be happy. Economics combines my favorite intellectual tool, mathematics, with the conceptual challenge of explaining the economical choices and values of the society and the individual.
How come I like to play with mathematics is another story from my past. When I graduated from high school, I wanted to go on studying a subject related to science and mathematics. One of the main reasons for this decision was that my family is very science oriented (my parents, and my elder brother are all chemical engineers), and at high school, I became aware of the analytic abilities I could gain through science and math. During my undergraduate education, I encountered economics and realised that when I apply my analytic abilities to economics, studying economics becomes easier and more enjoyable. This is how I ended up taking so many different and interesting courses in economics. Now, my aim is to go on studying this exciting subject and most importantly, make contributions to economics by publishing articles during my graduate degree.
Maybe because I enjoy studying economics so much, teaching it has been...
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