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PGSGE Essay

  • Submitted by: pashuleca
  • on December 12, 2008
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 625 words

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My Business Life

At a young age, I learned to buy low and sell high, to distinguish the bull from the bear, and not to fear risks.   My dad and I would read magazines and papers and watch television together as he followed his stocks, and I learned about business from him.   He would look at the cars, condos, and lofty New York City offices and tell me if I worked hard enough, I could have all that.   My dad, an Italian immigrant, worked long hours to give me the opportunity to make anything possible.   I knew what my dad had dreamt for me, but I would never make such a drastic life decision based solely on his wishes.

I am a person who likes to experience things first-handedly, so I decided to apply for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Global Entrepreneurship (PGSGE).   This thirty-five day program would give me the opportunity to live the life of a businessman and decide for myself if that is what I want to do for the rest of my life.   Soon after applying, I was faced with one of the most difficult decisions of my life: to continue my pending application for PGSGE or take the guaranteed invitation to a service trip in Mexico.   I weighed my options and asked those close to me for any advice.   Perhaps unknowingly, my father gave me the best advice when he asked me, “What does entrepreneurship mean?”   I looked it up and found an answer to both questions.   Every definition shared one word in common, risk-taking; therefore, I decided to take the risk of not getting into either program for the chance to be an entrepreneur.   From that day on, I have lived as a businessman, and the risk was definitely worth the reward.

Our days at PGSGE were long and strenuous.   A typical day consisted of two two-hour lectures on different aspects of business, lunch, two one-hour lectures from an entrepreneur and a country representative, dinner, and late night project work.   We learned all about business from marketing and financing to ballroom dancing and dining...

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  • Submitted by: pashuleca
  • on December 12, 2008
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 625 words
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