I am Ms. Jorilyn Tabuena. I am writing this GTE Letter to show my conviction in taking the Master of Business Analytics (Extension) at the Kaplan Business School (KBS) in Sydney, New South Wales campus for July 2022. I am interested in pursuing this program because of my passion for the field of data analytics and its relevance in my line of work as an Economist and a researcher. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree last June 24, 2016, from the University of the Philippines Visayas. I also have a Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, which I completed last January 31, 2021, from the same institution.
As an economics graduate, I have a basic knowledge of data visualization and analytics skills. These are important for evidence-based decision-making since my work requires me to make project and program-related decisions. However, my skills are limited since I do not have enough knowledge and exposure to new tools and techniques related to data analytics. This hinders me from maximizing my ability and becoming an effective economist. As such, I aspire to advance my skills in data analytics.