­­­­­­STATEMENT that the very best of our competencies,




am entering the most crucial phase in my life; a phase during which I need to
make significant academic decisions that will have a bearing on my future life
and career. It often happens that the very best of our competencies, strengths
and creativities are brought to action when we willingly take on challenges.
Right from my childhood, my parents taught me that whenever we face obstacles
towards achieving a goal, there are only two clear choices (1) to back out of
goal- plans and stay in comfort zone of being “reasonable” or (2) to take it on
as a challenge, solve it and seize the opportunity to be in charge of destiny.
I have always chosen the latter.

Aman Rohilla, 25 years old citizen of India, and would like to express my
sincere interest in pursuing Financial Planning Graduate Diploma Certificate
from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto, Canada. I come
from a very well qualified family with my father holding Bachelors degree in
Commerce from University of Delhi and has also completed Intermediate level of
Company Secretary from ICSI. My mother is a homemaker having Bachelor’s degree
in Arts. My elder sister is currently working with Mashreq Bank in Dubai after
pursuing MBA in Finance and numerous financial certificates. Through this
program, I aspire to enhance my skills as a Financial Planner student and
pursue specialized studies to equip myself for wider career opportunities.


completed my 10th in 2008 and 12th in 2010 from St. Mark’s Sr. Sec.
Public School, New Delhi affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education
(CBSE). I did my graduation in Bachelors of “Commerce Honours” from University
of Delhi. This course has helped to build a strong foundation in the field of
finance and laid the necessary groundwork to pursue my further education in the
same field. As per the requirements of the institute, I was also exposed to the
needs and aspirations of the industry through a series of well-orchestrated
lectures by eminent people who are leaders in their field.


a teenager, I would read through the profiles of business leaders- successful
entrepreneurs and top managers in leading corporations. It became increasingly
clear that a strong majority of them started early in their business careers
and with a marked degree of focus. Realizing my acumen for finance as a subject
area, I therefore decided to ‘get my feet wet’ soon after pursuing my Bachelor
of Commerce (Honours) from University of Delhi. Finance, as a field, had always
fascinated me right from my undergraduate college days. I believe that my
penchant for this field stems from the fact that finance runs in my family. My
father and sister have finance degrees. I am anxious to combine the knowledge
of, and aptitude for, these skills with my interest in finance. I really want
to explore finance while intend to gain specialized knowledge in the field of
corporate or managerial finance.




a starting point in my career, I got employed with the Egon Zehnder Information
Research and Services (EZIRS), a trusted advisor and leading Executive Search
firm. I joined EZIRS in January 2014 as a Data Quality – Information Management
Associate. The key responsibilities included financial research, enriching the
database by creating candidate records (Financial Practice Group) from
different sources, understanding the financials of companies and maintaining
client relationships and also worked over “Compensation Benefit List and
Missing Country Value” project which involved closely monitoring and analysing
the different components of compensation list. After spending more than one
year with EZIRS, I received another opportunity to work with Ameriprise
Financial, an American diversified financial services company, in the Estate
Settlement team. At Ameriprise, I realized that it does take a trained eye to
read through different trades and analyze the logic behind them. In the first
six months (as a Process Trainee), I learnt about the life cycle of a trade,
common terminologies used while trading, the estate settlement process,
different types of financial products in a broader sense and the need of
regulating these trades. I was then handed over the opportunity to handle such
complex activities independently.

the company, guest lecturers have often been invited to train and develop
personnel on various specialized knowledge areas. I thus had the opportunity to
learn hands-on and in detail about Capital Markets, Qualified and Non-
Qualified Accounts, Estate Taxes and Withholding and many other state and legal
documents. I received appreciations from senior management, clients and
counterparts for enhanced due diligence. Within a year, I was promoted as an
Associate after proving my mettle in handling high volumes of trading
transactions and realizing the importance of settling claims within stipulated
time to avoid company paying extra as a penalty. My exposure to this highly
critical process made me realize the importance and need of implementing lean
tools, due diligence and financial compliance. Familiarity with financial
models and experience gained while working at different levels has given me
confidence to tackle advanced problems at a macro level.


A coin has two faces. Similarly in my view, I feel
that extracurricular activities are as important as studies in estimating a
person’s overall capacity. At Ameriprise, I was a part of the team “The Engagement
Express” which involved various activities like spending time with old age
people, helping victims of natural calamities, carrying on stationery and other
donation drives for children, poor and needy people, organizing blood donation
camps, hosting cleanliness campaigns etc. I strongly believe that such
corporate social responsibilities can bring a big change to society if done by
all. Also, I have always been very passionate about sports. I was a part of
“Fiesta Team” at Ameriprise which every year hosts a tournament of various
sports. I won a trophy for Table Tennis in the year 2016 and got an opportunity
to represent my company in corporate tournament.


To achieve my career goals, I need to learn much
more about current developments and techniques in finance, financial markets
and financial applications and acquire hands-on experience of financial
analysis. Financial Planning course will provide me with theoretical
understanding and in depth idea of practical approaches in aiding managerial
decision-making and research skills to enable me to develop an expertise in the
core areas of financial strategies and global corporate financial operations. I
would like to probe specific problem areas such as the application of
quantitative analysis to understand various issues in global finance, improvised
decision-making and effect of increase in global communications on
international finance decisions.


Financial certification is the most widely recognized
financial planning designation in Canada and is considered the standard for the
profession, representing the highest level of competence, ethics and practice. Due
to the availability of ample research facilities, most current technologies and
global exposure I will be well equipped in terms of practical knowledge by
interacting with a diverse set of similar minded individuals. Moreover, the
field of Financial Planning is well-established in Canada which is suitable for
an advanced training in this field. Canada’s institutes provide the best
educational infrastructure to its students which will help them make a bigger
impact in their career. Moreover to keep the enthusiasm high, the country’s
weather and beautification in nature plays an important role. Studying in such
an environment, I believe, will put me on the path to success.


I strongly feel that Financial Planning program from
prestigious Seneca College is a highly structured program because it
provides the right balance between theory and Practical. Seneca College
provides a learning experience that’s supported by highly experienced and
trained faculty from a wide range of disciplines and industries The
flexibility of the curriculum of Seneca College is what interests me the most
and will provide me the level and quality of education, I need to widen the
scope of my knowledge and skills. The diversity of the student body at Seneca
College, I believe, will open my mind to new influences, new ideas and new ways
of doing. I am convinced that Seneca College is the right place to further my
academic career.  The eminent faculty, excellent research facilities,
the courses offered at Seneca College is very much likely to produce excellent
results in the fields of my interest. I am eager to gain exposure to a diverse
and international group of Seneca College’s classmates, as well as their
insight on the industries in which they have worked. I look forward to sharing
my experience while bringing up a dynamic classroom environment in the class.
If I get admitted it will give me an opportunity to receive good education in
an excellent environment. It would give me ample opportunities to apply my
knowledge in research related platforms and test it on real world problems. I
write to you with the earnest that my background and my knowledge in Management
course will be found suitable for admission to this prestigious program. I am
confident to be a reason of pride for your institute.


I wish to
understand the broad theoretical foundation of finance and more specifically
the in-depth knowledge of the latest techniques of corporate finance. I want to
leverage my existing skills with the knowledge of corporate finance to obtain a
rigorous, demanding and rewarding position in this profession. The knowledge
and skills in turn will help me to achieve my short-term career goals to manage
capital, generate funds and ensure future economic stability for corporation,
or help financial services industry make the right financial decisions that
will result in economic stability and high returns. In the long-term, such
knowledge, skills and experience will help me in designing, implementing and
monitoring financial policies, planning and executing the financing initiatives
and interfacing with the financial community and investors.

To this end,
I would also like to gain knowledge in the fields of investment analysis,
financial planning, strategic finance, international finance and global
financial markets during graduate studies in the Canada.   

After completing my studies, I
plan to return to India and work for one of the leading multinational finance
firms like Ernst and Young, L & T Finance Limited, Tata Consultancy
Services, Bajaj Capital as the Financial Advisor, Lead Finance Specialist,
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Finance Executive and will be capable of
dealing with a broad range of people, companies and financial situations. I
feel that the knowledge and experience that I will gain will be essential in
helping the company to expand and grow well into the future. I am confident
that the skills and expertise I have acquired through years of professional
experience and education have prepared me well for postgraduate study in
Canada, and I am eager continue that progression by enrolling in the Finance

Hence I request you to kindly consider my application for student visa
favorably and grant me the same.

Warm Regards,

Aman Rohilla





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