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When I decided to transfer my major from Statistics to Accounting mostof my classmates and friends could not understand my choice In theireyes moving on to obtain actuary qualifications is a perfect careerpath upon graduation with a degree in statistics However afterattending various courses and gathering related information during myfirst semester in university I realized that the only reason why Ichose statistics was because I enjoyed mathematics Actually besidesmathematics and statistics there were some finance related majors thatcould also make good use of my quantitative skills I audited severalcore courses of accounting and found that I liked accounting more thanstatistics Although statistics and accounting both deal with figuresaccounting is closely interrelated with modern business world and ourdaily life Thus regardless of others opposition I insisted on mychoice and transferred to accounting After 2 years study inaccounting my understanding of accounting has been deepened and I canget more enjoyment out of this major I am glad that I made a rightdecision three years agoI enjoy accounting because it combines my strengths and interestsperfectly On one hand I had the chance to develop advancedmathematical skills through courses such as Calculus and Linear AlgebraWorking with arithmetic calculations and logic is always my strengthOn the other hand study of the core curriculum has equipped me withsolid theoretical knowledge in accounting These courses also helped tocultivate my research ability For example for the course of FinancialAnalysis I completed a financial analysis report of China ShippingDevelopment Co Ltd In this report I analyzed the companysprofitability liquidity solvency and assessed its operating prospectsusing its financial statements for 8 consecutive years For anothercourse project which involved research on Hangzhou real estateindustry I independently looked into financial statements of fivecompanies And in Hangzhou Inter-College Case Study Competition I ledmy team to successfully carry out a project and won the 2nd prize among20 teams My efforts helped me to win many honors For example I havebeen granted 3rd Prize Scholarship twice for my excellent
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