Hello! My name is Adja Ndiaye. I was born in Senegal in West Africa and raised in France. I have a degree in International Business in France, but when I came in the US, I decided to go back to school to get a second degree for more jobs’ opportunities. In addition, I thought it was the best way to practice the language, make new friends, and adjust to my new life. I live in Apex in North Carolina.
I am a junior in Accounting, and I plan on working towards a career in audit or business analysis. Yes, I love numbers! I think data is the most accurate and reliable information. That does not mean I hate writing. I love writing! In my opinion, it is the most genuine way of expression. When I write, I feel free and more inspired. Although my major is more based on data, I enjoy my writing classes, especially because writing in English is more challenging, since it is my second language. I pay a particular attention to business communication as it excludes self-expression, and it follows specific standards.
I did two internships in Customer Relations Management to fulfill my degree requirements in France. After I graduated, I worked as a Junior Export Manager at DHL France for two years before coming to the US. My background taught me the importance of communication, and its impact in our relationships with others, especially in the workplace. Unfortunately, this pandemic has affected my life so that I have decided to dedicate myself to new activities. Thus, I organize weekly Zoom meetings with my friends who live abroad. We talk about various topics related to personal development, and we learn from our different experiences and perspectives. Other than that, I do sport twice a week, and I cook in any free moment I have; I like trying various recipes to explore new tastes. I am passionate about fashion and interior design; I think both are ways to express my personality, and I like to show it in the way I dress and through my interior décor style.
My MBTI is ISTJ (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging), which describes well my personality, but I would say I am an extroverted introvert (or an ambivert). My friends say I am an extrovert because I am social. I love interacting with others and making sure everyone feels at ease. In addition, I have lived in three different countries, been in a boarding school for middle school and high school, met people with different backgrounds, which gave me the strength to adjust easily to any environment. Nevertheless, I can be very reserved when I first meet people. Furthermore, I cannot maintain a large social network even if I care about people. I’d rather focus on few close relationships.
I look forward to learning more about the English business writing process/style. I expect this course will help me be more prepared to my future professional career, and of course my main goal is to have a good grade in this course.