After I entered the High School, I was made known how the use of languages like 'C' and 'HTML' benefits our daily life on my personal interest. This made me to select computer science as my career. I hail from a family where education is given the utmost priority. This background inculcated in me a deep inclination for academics from the very beginning and helped to complete my schooling with an aggregate of 83.7% from Bhashyam Public school, one of the best schools in my city. I performed dances during the school anniversary functions and participated in many competitions that were held on that occasion.
The multitudes of extracurricular and academic activities I participate in were chosen because of their focus on my interests. I want to pursue a career in computer engineering and/or biological engineering. In order to help me accomplish this I carefully consider how extracurricular and academic activities will assist me in the future. Currently I am participating in several rigorous academic courses such as AP Physics C and AP Calculus BC to gear me towards a college environment, as well as a variety of clubs that focus on engineering and the sciences. A vast majority of the classes I take are advanced placement, which gives me the chance to obtain college credit before entering college.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do-Steve Jobs”. During my school days I had greater proclivity towards applied sciences and mathematics. Developing basic electronic circuits and mathematical applications based computer programs, learnt during the lab sessions at school became my regular hobbies. That was what I loved to do. As time passed, these particular hobbies began to turn into a unique passion.
Watching closely to my father's work in the field of electronics and computer played a crucial role as my mind molded towards this technical studies. The programming courses like QBASIC, Visual Basic 5 introduced during my school days helped me understand how computers can be programmed and useful in real life. These courses intensified my interests towards logics and mathematics. My keen interest for learning new ideas and inner desire to reach the degree of excellence in the field of mathematics and logics made me realize that Engineering is the field where I can blend my skill and passion to create innovative ideas. My intense hard work, strong determination and passion for mathematics and logics paid off when I got the opportunity to study Bachelor’s Degree of Computer Engineering in my own country’s pioneer engineering institute, Institute of Engineering (IOE), Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University.
Now, I believe that the study of computer science will nourish my acquired knowledge and provide expertise in problem solving and programming skills. When I was in higher secondary school, physics was one of the most mesmerizing subject to me. I had excitement to go deeper into my subject of interest that motivated me for setting goals to become a successful engineer. I had keen interest for learning new ideas and inner desire to reach a degree of excellence.
Computer science also can cover interesting topics such as robotics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, and multimedia – things that interest me. I used to teach computer since high school so I would like to increase my knowledge about computers in such way that I can impart to others this knowledge at the same time, I can develop my own interests on computers. Computer Science has been an interesting degree to me since it involves a lot of programming. When I master programming, I get to be interested with broader systems of software. The field of computer science can explore a wide range of means of solving world problems.
While reasoning my intentions to pursue MS in Computer Science at your esteemed university, I would like to throw some light on my career till now. From my schooling, I had immense interest in Mathematics and thus I choose Mathematics and Science at my intermediate level. My school was the place at which I gained deep knowledge in the fundamentals of Maths and Science. Academic excellence has always been my primary goal & it has engendered in me a sense of Competitiveness. I secured an aggregate of 89% in my high school and 86% in my higher secondary program.
Throughout middle school, I learned more about computers and took every chance I could taking computer classes. In high school, I took part in my first computer science class and learn the basics of coding. Although this class was difficult I learned the basics of computer science and developed a love for computer science and coding. Throughout high school, I would take a computer science class every year and develop my coding skills. I hope that here I will be able to continue to work towards my degree and develop my skills as I work towards making a career out of computer science.
This fueled a desire in me to learn more about computers and come up with solutions to even more complex problems. After my high school, I enrolled for Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science at the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu to gain further knowledge and progress myself in this field. The core subjects taken by leading faculties helped me gain knowledge in computer science. The coursework of the subjects included lab sessions; the good infrastructures of the lab helped me gain practical knowledge... ... middle of paper ... ...se Arizona State University as the university where I want to pursue my graduate program. A graduate degree in computer science will help me prepare to achieve my short term and long term goals.
Ever since I was in school, I was interested in Computer Science. I was also introduced to programming in school and was fascinated by computers. With these interests, Computer Science was the ideal choice as my undergraduate major. I have always cherished a career in research and training in Computer Science. To achieve my goal, I need to have a strong understanding & expertise in Computer Science.