Global Change

Scholarship Entrant: Susan from East Brunswick, New Jersey
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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If I could earn a living doing what I love most, I would help underprivileged civilians in developing countries. It would change the world by giving opportunity and resources to people who may have not previously had a means of achieving their goals. Not only would it make a difference for the people I help directly, but it would help the macro economy as a whole, because those who may have an intrinsic skill or passion but previously were not able to pursue it due to opportunity costs or a lack of access to education will be able to reach their goals. More qualified talent would reach positions that need them and there would be less overall suffering in the world; people who have the passion and means to be amazing at something would be able to achieve past what their circumstances previously would have allowed. I’ll achieve this goal by creating my own major in Development Studies at Wesleyan, and eventually working at an NGO or perhaps even the Peace Corps. I’ve taken every step I could possibly take in the meantime to achieve this goal, including applying for scholarships, interning for Givology which provides funding for building schools and scholarships for kids in developing areas, and reading books on development such as William Easterly’s The White Man’s Burden and Jeffrey Sachs’s The End of Poverty. Wesleyan’s open curriculum has allowed me to choose courses that will help me towards my goal, including language classes, economics, and political classes.

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