Hi Englishforum family,

After many years of working, I have decided to go back to the university for an MA in Communication Studies with specialisation in Cultural Encounters......this time....with an ambition to take my career to another level. I have drafted this letter in response to a motivation letter required for my admission which states in part"A motivation letter in minimum 600 words(2-3) pages outlining your interest in the programme you are applying for....."

Below is my draft. I will be pleased to have someone take a look at it and offer some critics and suggestions.Thank you very much.

Best regards,

Zumahrock
MOTIVATION LETTER

I wish to apply for your MA programme in Communication with specialisation in ”Cultural Encounters”
commencing in February 2012. My career ambition is to work as professional communicator in an international corporation or organisation.

Communication, as a field, had always fascinated me right from my secondary school days. I believe
my penchant for this field stems from my exceeding performance in English language more than other subjects. The quest for developing communication skills informed my decision to study Linguistics at Abia State University,Nigeria. In September 1999, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics in second class honours upper division with a CGPA of 3.93 becoming the best student of the department that year. My degree project entitled ” A psycholinguistic analysis of the speech problems of an Igbo speaking Aphasic” was a research work I carried out in a psychiatrichospital on a patient suffering from a speech disorder.

While in the university, I served as a Public Relations Officer and was subsequently appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Linguistics and Languages Students` bulletin (LALSA)--- a department based publication which later incorporated campus news and events. This job equipped me not only with strong analytical, editing, decision making and time management skills but also set the stage for further development of my communication skills. However, it also set an important milestone in my career in communication. Upon my graduation, I participated in
the compulsory national service referred to as the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) designed by the Nigerian government to promote and foster peaceful co-existence given the multicultural diversity of the nation.

I was deployed on completion of this national call to the Federal Ministry of Information, Abuja where I worked as a Liaison officer. Utilising my strong leadership and communication skills, I successfully negotiated a pay increase for some staff and played active role in handling internal and external correspondences, assisted in arranging meetings, conferences, seminars and press briefings. In 2001, I was instrumental to the successful nation-wide tour embarked upon by the minister for information which was a huge success. In 2008, I worked as a
manager at the xxx xxx Hotel and was at the center of customer services which brought me to the fore of multiculturalism on the international stage having to deal with people from different cultural and linguistic
background.

At a time when the world economy has been restructured on a global scale in what has come to be
known as the ”new world order” promoting migration as people of widely different cultural and linguistic background come into contact with each other more than ever before; at a time when mobility of labour meant that people have to reside and work in foreign countries to provide goods and services; and at a time when there has been increasing surge in the use of the internet and social networks, the problems arising from this cultural, social and linguistic exchange have led to clashes and antagonistic positioning such as gender, education, class, religion, age and generation. Being part of the solution to these transnational issues that will engender global peace and understanding is one that is of great interest to me and I intend to achieve it through this communication programme.

It is this social dimension which is partly the domain of sociolinguistics and the consequent
challenges facing our increasingly globalised society that I am poised to enrol in this programme in order to acquire the theoretical knowledge and skills for my career interests. I am confident that my academic background provides a firm foundation in this programme as Linguistics and Communication are closely related with both acknowledging social variation and hold in common the tenet that communication is the distinctive and primary function of language. In other words, the social dimension in language involves the act of communication.
Factors which promote or constrain communication are the processes of understanding and interpretation, or translation in the case of communication between different languages or cultures.

The individual dimension in language involves the act of expression which means that expression is the act of putting thought into verbal form that involves the encoding or creation of a text or utterance. The individual engages in language as both a speaker/listener and writer/reader and this engagement involves
communication which makes language a prerequisite for communication.

In the light of the above, however, I want to study at xxxx University owing to your outstanding educational system that allows for combination of subjects tailored to meet individual student needs. After my exhaustive enquiry and exchange of emails with your department, I am confident of my decision that your university will provide me with the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to realise my career goals which is to work as a communication professional in places such as UN(UNESCO, UNICEF), World Bank and International NGOS.

On a personal note, being a legal resident with family here, I would also want to use the knowledge and skills gained from this programme to render consultancy and advocacy services to international companies in Denmark focusing on export such as DANFOSS, GRUNDFOSS, IBM, LEGO, MÆRSK Conglomerate, NOVO NORDISK, TOP TOY, VESTAS and a host of others. All these make me confident of my decision.

Given my past history of commitment to hard work and excellence, I have no doubt that I will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to your program. I am sure to exceed all expectations in view of both my academic and interpersonal skills as well as the experience gained from my career. Furthermore, my international background and interdisciplinary education will certainly make me an active member willing to contribute in research as well as add more diversity to your programme.

To this end, thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your acceptance.

Sincerely yours,
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Whatever text I put in bold can easily be deleted. I will provide some quick commentary in brackets.

You've got the intelligence and experience. Now, you just need to express it more forcefully and succinctly. According to my software, you have 970. Let's try getting much closer to 600. Brevity is good.

MOTIVATION LETTER

I wish to apply for your MA programme in Communication with specialisation in ”Cultural Encounters” commencing in February 2012. My career ambition is to work as professional communicator in an international corporation or organisation. (good paragraph)

Communication, as a field, had always fascinated me right from my secondary school days. I believe my penchant for this field stems from my exceeding performance in English language more than other subjects. The quest for developing communication skills informed my decision to study Linguistics at Abia State University,Nigeria.(wordy and awkward) In September 1999, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics in second class honours upper division with a CGPA of 3.93 becoming the best student of the department that year. My degree project entitled ” A psycholinguistic analysis of the speech problems of an Igbo speaking Aphasic” was a research work I carried out in a psychiatrichospital on a patient suffering from a speech disorder. (what's your key point in this jumbled mess of a paragraph? Me, I'd choose marks.)

While in the university, I served as a Public Relations Officer and was subsequently appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Linguistics and Languages Students` bulletin (LALSA) --- (two dashes, no spaces, right? This forum software ruins it though) a department based publication which later incorporated campus news and events. This job equipped me not only with strong analytical, editing, decision making and time management skills but also set the stage for further development of my communication skills. (read that prior sentence out loud. This job equipped not only with blah but also with blah. Your second blah is not in parallel with your first. That is, setting the stage is not equipping you...it is preparing you) However, it also set an important milestone in my career in communication. (So what? Delete)Upon my graduation, I participated in the compulsory national service referred to as the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) designed by the Nigerian government to promote and foster peaceful co-existence given the multicultural diversity of the nation. (What's the key point in this dog's breakfast?)

I was deployed on completion of this national call to the Federal Ministry of Information, Abuja where I worked as a Liaison officer. Utilising my strong leadership and communication skills, I successfully negotiated a pay increase for some staff (how much and for how many?) and played active role in handling internal and external correspondences, assisted in arranging meetings, conferences, seminars and press briefings. (blah blah blah blah generalities. doesn't tell me a darn thing.) In 2001, I was instrumental to the successful nation-wide tour embarked upon by the minister for information which was a huge success. In 2008, I worked as a manager at the xxx xxx Hotel and was at the center of customer services which brought me to the fore of multiculturalism on the international stage having to deal with people from different cultural and linguistic background. (Wasted paragraph. I have absolutely no clue what you did or accomplished. Just a lot of generalities. Give me specifics, something I can sink my teeth into.)

At a time when the world economy has been restructured on a global scale in what has come to be known as the ”new world order” promoting migration as people of widely different cultural and linguistic background come into contact with each other more than ever before; at a time when mobility of labour meant that people have to reside and work in foreign countries to provide goods and services; and at a time when there has been increasing surge in the use of the internet and social networks, the problems arising from this cultural, social and linguistic exchange have led to clashes and antagonistic positioning such as gender, education, class, religion, age and generation. (WTF is that all about? This letter is supposed to be about you. Don't waste their time giving them a treatise or more accurately an unorganized brain dump on whatever you're thinking. Tell them something meaningful.) Being part of the solution to these transnational issues that will engender global peace and understanding is one that is of great interest to me and I intend to achieve it through this communication programme. (Waste of space.)

Okay, here I am as the admissions office. All I want to know is: What are you good at and why should I admit you? Make it easy for me. Tell me what you're good at. And then show me. Back it up. Give me proof. And then use your "evidence" to prove that you should be admitted. The more I struggle, the more I am inclined to reject your application. It's a beautiful day outside. I don't want to have to work too hard, or even work at all. Your letter should be a pleasure to read.

Read Part I: http://www.EnglishForward.com/content/lessons/motivation-letters-part-i.htm

And then read Part II from Part I. And here's a good example:

http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/PleaseReviewMotivationLetter/pwcmp/post.htm

It is this social dimension which is partly the domain of sociolinguistics and the consequent challenges facing our increasingly globalised society that I am poised to enrol in this programme in order to acquire the theoretical knowledge and skills for my career interests. I am confident that my academic background provides a firm foundation in this programme as Linguistics and Communication are closely related with both acknowledging social variation and hold in common the tenet that communication is the distinctive and primary function of language. In other words, the social dimension in language involves the act of communication.

Factors which promote or constrain communication are the processes of understanding and interpretation, or translation in the case of communication between different languages or cultures.

The individual dimension in language involves the act of expression which means that expression is the act of putting thought into verbal form that involves the encoding or creation of a text or utterance. The individual engages in language as both a speaker/listener and writer/reader and this engagement involves
communication which makes language a prerequisite for communication.

In the light of the above, however, I want to study at xx University owing to your outstanding educational system that allows for combination of subjects tailored to meet individual student needs. After my exhaustive enquiry and exchange of emails with your department, I am confident of my decision that your university will provide me with the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to realise my career goals which is to work as a communication professional in places such as UN(UNESCO, UNICEF), World Bank and International NGOS.

On a personal note, being a legal resident with family here, I would also want to use the knowledge and skills gained from this programme to render consultancy and advocacy services to international companies in Denmark focusing on export such as DANFOSS, GRUNDFOSS, IBM, LEGO, MÆRSK Conglomerate, NOVO NORDISK, TOP TOY, VESTAS and a host of others. All these make me confident of my decision.

Given my past history of commitment to hard work and excellence, I have no doubt that I will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to your program. I am sure to exceed all expectations in view of both my academic and interpersonal skills as well as the experience gained from my career. Furthermore, my international background and interdisciplinary education will certainly make me an active member willing to contribute in research as well as add more diversity to your programme.

To this end, thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your acceptance.

Sincerely yours,
Hi MountainHike,

Thank you for that insightful and objective criticism. In the coming days, I will effect the changes as you indicated shortening it and making it as precise to the point as possible and then submit it for another review.

Zumahrock
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I wish to apply for your MA programme in Communication with specialisation in ”Cultural Encounters” commencing in February 2012. My career ambition is to work as professional communicator in an international corporation or organisation.

Communication always fascinated me and I believe my penchant for this field stems from my exceeding performance in English language more than other subjects which informed my decision to study Linguistics at xx xxx University,Nigeria. In September 1999, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics in second class honours upper division with a CGPA of 3.93 becoming the best student of the department that year.

While in the university, I served as a Public Relations Officer and was subsequently appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Linguistics and Languages Students` bulletin (LALSA) -- a department based publication which later incorporated campus news and events. This job equipped me with strong analytical, editing, decision making and time management skills.

Following my graduation, I worked as a Liaison officer at the Federal Ministry of xxxx, Abuja. Utilising my strong leadership and communication skills, I successfully negotiated a pay increase for twelve staff members from N11,000 to N12,500. Similarly, I played an active role in handling internal and external correspondences, assisted in arranging meetings, conferences, seminars and press briefings, for instance, in organising the March 2001 press briefing by the then President of the xxxx Labour Congress, Adams Oshiomhole at the National Press Center during a standoff between the labour union and the federal government over wage increase for public sector workers. Also in 2001 , I was instrumental to the organisation of the successful nation-wide tour embarked upon by the minister for information which was a huge success, for example, by making hotel arrangements for his entourage and putting other logistics in place.

As a person, I am proactive, service minded and helpful to customers and colleagues. I worked as a manager at the xxx xxx Hotel where in summer 2010, I directed a Chinese tourists who lodged in our hotel and did not speak good English to the section where they could carry out their foreign exchange transaction and maps that enabled them get around in Copenhagen. I have on several occasion helped customers with various needs or directed them to where they could get answers to their questions. I am a good team player and have helped a colleague during the enormous snowfall of last year remove snow that buried the whole entrance. Besides, I get along well with people regardless of their age, education, religion, cultural and linguistic differences or background. As a matter of fact, I see these differences as a great opportunity for learning; for example why people do the things they do or in a certain way and what it means to them. As an illustration, Denmark is a country where the affluent and poor ride bicycle a lot both for fun and an easy way to get around which was strange to me when I first came here whereas in my country, it represented poverty at the highest level.

After my exhaustive enquiry and exchange of emails with your department, I am confident of my decision that I want to study at xx University owing to your outstanding educational system that allows for combination of subjects tailored to meet individual student needs and the fact that it will be easy for me to attend lectures from xxx where I live owing to their contiguity. In this light, the dynamic nature of your university, undoubtedly, will provide me with the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to realise my career goals which is to work as a communication professional in places such as UN(UNESCO, UNICEF), World Bank and International NGOS.

On a personal note, being a legal resident with family here in Denmark, I would also want to use the knowledge and skills gained from this programme to render consultancy and advocacy services to international companies here focusing on export such as DANFOSS, GRUNDFOSS, IBM, LEGO, MÆRSK Conglomerate, NOVO NORDISK, TOP TOY, VESTAS and a host of others. All these make me confident of my decision.

Given my past history of commitment to hard work and excellence, I have no doubt that I will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to your program. I am sure to exceed all expectations in view of both my academic and interpersonal skills as well as the experience gained from my career. Furthermore, my international background and interdisciplinary education will certainly make me an active member willing to contribute in research as well as add more diversity to your programme.

To this end, thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your acceptance.

Sincerely yours,
Your letter is better but still vague. Here's an example:

>> This job equipped me with strong analytical, editing, decision making and time management skills.

How do I know what the job did? Maybe the job didn't equip you with anything.

If I watched a professional hockey game in Canada, could I say...

Last year, I watched 20 professional hockey games in Canada, and I now understand the rules and am able to play at a professional level.

That doesn't make any sense does it? Maybe I can't even skate (I can). The point is that if you say you learned or are capable of doing something, then show me.

When I was younger, I enjoyed playing sports. I played hockey, football, and wrestled in high school. Then, I could go to say what those experiences taught me.

>>As a matter of fact, I see these differences as a great opportunity for learning; for example why people do the things they do or in a certain way and what it means to them. As an illustration, Denmark is a country where the affluent and poor ride bicycle a lot both for fun and an easy way to get around which was strange to me when I first came here whereas in my country, it represented poverty at the highest level.

I would eliminate stuff like "As a matter of fact..." What's factual about what you perceive? Moreover, you go from as an example right into As an illustration. Can't you combine them somehow so that you get your point across eloquently?

Just a typo...were the affluent and poor ride bicylceS.

Again, eliminate the crap such as "To this end...". Keep your text lean, sharp, concise, focused. All those adjectives mean more or less the same thing.
Hi MountainHike,
Sincerely speaking, your critics and suggestion really have jolted me into action and I feel as though that I do not know or better put, have lost focus on this motivation letter issue. Most motivating was your first critic which I found useful but very challenging as well especially with regard to the...WTF expression. My wife is a Brit but she is not into this stuff but when asked was able to tell me it meant...what the ***! Waoh, i decided to make immediate amendment noting your suggestion by sending the 2nd draft.
Without reservation,I consider myself lucky having a guy like you check this out. I will correct those and sent it again until we get there,lol
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I wish to apply for your MA programme in Communication with specialisation in ”Cultural Encounters” commencing in February 2012. My career ambition is to work as professional communicator in an international corporation or organisation.

Communication always fascinated me and I believe my penchant for this field stems from my exceeding performance in English language more than other subjects which informed my decision to study Linguistics at xx xxx University,Nigeria. In September 1999, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics in second class honours upper division with a CGPA of 3.93 becoming the best student of the department that year.

While in the university, I served as a Public Relations Officer and was subsequently appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Linguistics and Languages Students` bulletin (LALSA) -- a department based publication which later incorporated campus news and events. This job equipped me with strong analytical, editing, decision making and time management skills as I learned to pay attention to details which now would help make informed decision in my future career.

Following my graduation, I worked as a Liaison officer at the Federal Ministry of xxxx, Abuja. Utilising my strong leadership and communication skills, I successfully negotiated a pay increase for twelve staff members from N11,000 to N12,500. Similarly, I played an active role in handling internal and external correspondences, assisted in arranging meetings, conferences, seminars and press briefings, for instance, in organising the March 2001 press briefing by the then President of the xxxx Labour Congress, Adams Oshiomhole at the National Press Center during a standoff between the labour union and the federal government over wage increase for public sector workers. Also in 2001 , I was instrumental to the organisation of the successful nation-wide tour embarked upon by the minister for information which was a huge success, for example, by making hotel arrangements for his entourage and putting other logistics in place.

As a person, I am proactive, service minded and helpful to customers and colleagues. I worked as a manager at the xxx xxx Hotel where in summer 2010, I directed a Chinese tourists who lodged in our hotel and did not speak good English to the section where they could carry out their foreign exchange transaction and maps that enabled them get around in Copenhagen. I have on several occasion helped customers with various needs or directed them to where they could get answers to their questions. I am a good team player and have helped a colleague during the enormous snowfall of last year remove snow that buried the whole entrance. Besides, I get along well with people regardless of their age, education, religion, cultural and linguistic differences or background. I see these differences as a great opportunity for learning why people do things they do and in a certain way and what it means to them, for example, the affluent and the poor ride bicycles a lot in Denmark both for fun and an easy way to get around which was strange to me when I first came here whereas in my country, it represented poverty at the highest level.

After my exhaustive enquiry and exchange of emails with your department, I am confident of my decision to want to study at xx University owing to your outstanding educational system that allows for combination of subjects tailored to meet individual student needs and the fact that it will be easy for me to attend lectures from xxx where I live owing to their contiguity. In this light, the dynamic nature of your university, undoubtedly, will provide me with the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to realise my career goals which is to work as a communication professional helping to foster transnational cooperation in places such as UN(UNESCO, UNICEF), World Bank and International NGOS.

On a personal note, being a legal resident with family here in Denmark, I would also want to use the knowledge and skills gained from this programme to render consultancy and advocacy services to international companies here focusing on export such as DANFOSS, GRUNDFOSS, IBM, LEGO, MÆRSK Conglomerate, NOVO NORDISK, TOP TOY, VESTAS and a host of others. All these make me confident of my decision.

Given my past history of commitment to hard work and excellence, I have no doubt that I will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to your program. I am sure to exceed all expectations in view of both my academic and interpersonal skills as well as the experience gained from my career. Furthermore, my international background and interdisciplinary education will certainly make me an active member willing to contribute in research as well as add more diversity to your programme.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to your acceptance.

Sincerely yours,

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zumahrock73 0 secs ago[More info]

INFOLINKS_ON>

I wish to apply for your MA programme in Communication with specialisation in ”Cultural Encounters” commencing in February 2012. My career ambition is to work as professional communicator in an international corporation or organisation.

Communication always fascinated me and I believe my penchant for this field stems from my exceeding performance in English language more than other subjects which informed my decision to study Linguistics at xx xxx University,Nigeria. In September 1999, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics in second class honours upper division with a CGPA of 3.93 becoming the best student of the department that year.

While in the university, I served as a Public Relations Officer and was subsequently appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Linguistics and Languages Students` bulletin (LALSA) -- a department based publication which later incorporated campus news and events. This job equipped me with strong analytical, editing, decision making and time management skills as I learned to pay attention to details which now would help make better and informed decision in my future career.

Following my graduation, I worked as a Liaison officer at the Federal Ministry of xxxx, Abuja. Utilising my strong leadership and communication skills, I successfully negotiated a pay increase for twelve staff members from N11,000 to N12,500. Similarly, I played an active role in handling internal and external correspondences, assisted in arranging meetings, conferences, seminars and press briefings, for instance, in organising the March 2001 press briefing by the then President of the xxxx Labour Congress, Adams Oshiomhole at the National Press Center during a standoff between the labour union and the federal government over wage increase for public sector workers. Also in 2001 , I was instrumental to the organisation of the successful nation-wide tour embarked upon by the minister for information which was a huge success, for example, by making hotel arrangements for his entourage and putting other logistics in place.

As a person, I am proactive, service minded and helpful to customers and colleagues. I worked as a manager at the xxx xxx Hotel where in summer 2010, I directed a Chinese tourists who lodged in our hotel and did not speak good English to the section where they could carry out their foreign exchange transaction and maps that enabled them get around in Copenhagen. I have on several occasion helped customers with various needs or directed them to where they could get answers to their questions. I am a good team player and have helped a colleague during the enormous snowfall of last year remove snow that buried the whole entrance. Besides, I get along well with people regardless of their age, education, religion, cultural and linguistic differences or background. I see these differences as a great opportunity for learning why people do things they do and in a certain way and what it means to them, for example, Danes both the affluent and the poor ride bicycles a lot for fun and as an easy way to get around which was strange to me when I first came here whereas in my country, it represented poverty at the highest level.

After my exhaustive enquiry and exchange of emails with your department, I am confident of my decision to want to study at xx University owing to your outstanding educational system that allows for combination of subjects tailored to meet individual student needs and the fact that it will be easy for me to attend lectures from xxx where I live owing to their contiguity. In this light, the dynamic nature of your university, undoubtedly, will provide me with the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to realise my career goals which is to work as a communication professional helping to foster transnational cooperation in places such as UN(UNESCO, UNICEF), World Bank and International NGOS.

On a personal note, being a legal resident with family here in Denmark, I would also want to use the knowledge and skills gained from this programme to render consultancy and advocacy services to international companies here focusing on export such as DANFOSS, GRUNDFOSS, IBM, LEGO, MÆRSK Conglomerate, NOVO NORDISK, TOP TOY, VESTAS and a host of others. All these make me confident of my decision.

Given my past history of commitment to hard work and excellence, I have no doubt that I will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to your program. I am sure to exceed all expectations in view of both my academic and interpersonal skills as well as the experience gained from my career. Furthermore, my international background and interdisciplinary education will certainly make me an active member willing to contribute in research as well as add more diversity to your programme.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to your acceptance.

Sincerely yours,
zumahrock73 0 secs ago[More info]

INFOLINKS_ON>

I wish to apply for your MA programme in Communication with specialisation in ”Cultural Encounters” commencing in February 2012. My career ambition is to work as professional communicator in an international corporation or organisation.

Communication always fascinated me and I believe my penchant for this field stems from my exceeding performance in English language more than other subjects which informed my decision to study Linguistics at xx xxx University,Nigeria. In September 1999, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics in second class honours upper division with a CGPA of 3.93 becoming the best student of the department that year.

While in the university, I served as a Public Relations Officer and was subsequently appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Linguistics and Languages Students` bulletin (LALSA) -- a department based publication which later incorporated campus news and events. This job equipped me with strong analytical, editing, decision making and time management skills as I learned to pay attention to details which now would help make better and informed decision in my future career.

Following my graduation, I worked as a Liaison officer at the Federal Ministry of xxxx, Abuja. Utilising my strong leadership and communication skills, I successfully negotiated a pay increase for twelve staff members from N11,000 to N12,500. Similarly, I played an active role in handling internal and external correspondences, assisted in arranging meetings, conferences, seminars and press briefings, for instance, in organising the March 2001 press briefing by the then President of the xxxx Labour Congress, Adams Oshiomhole at the National Press Center during a standoff between the labour union and the federal government over wage increase for public sector workers. Also in 2001 , I was instrumental to the organisation of the successful nation-wide tour embarked upon by the minister for information which was a huge success, for example, by making hotel arrangements for his entourage and putting other logistics in place.

As a person, I am proactive, service minded and helpful to customers and colleagues. I worked as a manager at the xxx xxx Hotel where in summer 2010, I directed a Chinese tourists who lodged in our hotel and did not speak good English to the section where they could carry out their foreign exchange transaction and maps that enabled them get around in Copenhagen. I have on several occasion helped customers with various needs or directed them to where they could get answers to their questions. I am a good team player and have helped a colleague during the enormous snowfall of last year remove snow that buried the whole entrance. Besides, I get along well with people regardless of their age, education, religion, cultural and linguistic differences or background. I see these differences as a great opportunity for learning why people do things they do and in a certain way and what it means to them, for example, Danes both the affluent and the poor ride bicycles a lot for fun and as an easy way to get around which was strange to me when I first came here whereas in my country, it represented poverty at the highest level.

After my exhaustive enquiry and exchange of emails with your department, I am confident of my decision to want to study at xx University owing to your outstanding educational system that allows for combination of subjects tailored to meet individual student needs and the fact that it will be easy for me to attend lectures from xxx where I live owing to their contiguity. In this light, the dynamic nature of your university, undoubtedly, will provide me with the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to realise my career goals which is to work as a communication professional helping to foster transnational cooperation in places such as UN(UNESCO, UNICEF), World Bank and International NGOS.

On a personal note, being a legal resident with family here in Denmark, I would also want to use the knowledge and skills gained from this programme to render consultancy and advocacy services to international companies here focusing on export such as DANFOSS, GRUNDFOSS, IBM, LEGO, MÆRSK Conglomerate, NOVO NORDISK, TOP TOY, VESTAS and a host of others. All these make me confident of my decision.

Given my past history of commitment to hard work and excellence, I have no doubt that I will bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to your program. I am sure to exceed all expectations in view of both my academic and interpersonal skills as well as the experience gained from my career. Furthermore, my international background and interdisciplinary education will certainly make me an active member willing to contribute in research as well as add more diversity to your programme.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to your acceptance.

Sincerely yours,
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