My name is Pornthima Pornpimolwat. I have achieved a BSc degree in Computer Sciences from a leading and a very competitive university, Thammasat University in Thailand. My Computer Science degree has given me a strong foundation for my analytical skills, since application development involves document creation, database design, and application coding. During my 4 years of study, I was also working part-time with my family business, Trangthaiwiwat Ltd. Partnership. This helped me to learn basic management skills and gave me the idea to run a small business. In the fourth year, I opened my own restaurant with friends; unfortunately, it was closed down in a later year due to a lack of good management. Since then, after my graduation I worked with few companies and I have learned many skills.
The first proper work experience after my graduation, I got from Payzy (Thailand) Co., Ltd which in an international company. My job was to develop mobile and smart card applications. It was direct experience to apply my knowledge. Working here for 9 months, I did not encounter any significant challenges and the job itself is like my senior project. So I decided to look for a new job.
Secondly, I entered ISI Internet Securities, Inc. with the position of Content Executive. My duties involved in launching new data, maintaining publication updates, co-ordination with Data Vendors for data, and product support for the customer and sales team. This explored me a skill in Business due to contacting with vendors and clients for almost 2 years. While I was working here I got an offer from Orcsoft Co., Ltd. to work as a software engineer, so I would like to seize this opportunity.
Lastly, my new position drove me to implement a project for the biggest telecommunication company in Thailand. Here, I learned problem solving skills which has been very challenging. I had to find solutions for clients within a short period of time.
After almost 4 years of work experience in Computer Sciences as an employee, my personal goal is to have my own business in the future. In addition, the previous failure of my restaurant business is a significant motivation for me to develop my knowledge and competency in Business and management. I realized that I need a Management program with the concentration of management based approach to upper-management that produces solid problem-solvers or provide me in-depth knowledge and also specific managerial skills to cope with challenging situations in the business.
With regard to my previous degree and career, I believe that I have good competence and knowledge for further study in your Business school. I am interested in doing the MSc in Management at the University of Leicester. If I graduate from your program, I will become an intellectual person and be able to use all knowledge and theories to apply in a real life situation at work. Furthermore, it will be a great opportunity for my future career and a contribution of my expertise to strengthen my country’s competitiveness as a whole.