My interest in the University of Tulsa is strengthened by the required practicum and field experience, as well as, excellent faculty and facilities. I intend to pursue a career in applied research and organizational consulting, therefore, these qualities are imperative to myself and my career. My career goals are to: (a) initially gain practical experience in the field through employment with a consulting firm, and (b) eventually acquire a teaching position with a college or university, while continuing research and consulting endeavors. It is my intention to contribute empirically based findings to the Industrial/Organizational psychology field through my research and practice. I also hope to be a strong influence and encouragement in students' lives through my contact with them during their academic careers.
Entering a full-time master program in statistics at Stanford University, where I can learn the principles and applications of advanced statistical methods in data analytics, such as machine learning, data structure and computational algorithm, therefore becomes the best option for me. I believe my college and work experiences have well prepared me for this competitive program. At Northwestern University, I took extensive quantitative courses in Applied Mathematics and Industrial Engineering. These two majors have equipped me with a solid background in mathematical modeling, statistics, and computer programming. I also took MBA-level classes as part of the Kellogg Certificate Program for Undergraduates in Managerial Analytics, which have helped me develop necessary tools for the analytical work after graduation.
And I have consistently performed well during my under grad where I scored a GPA 8.5/10. These subjects have developed immense interest and have increased my hunger to gain more knowledge. Zeal to learn more has made me apply for master’s degree program. Learning of computer science would be incomplete without programming. During my undergrad I have learnt the programming languages C, C++, and JAVA and performed well during theory and lab examinations and scored S grades.
Keeping with the incipient interest, I had opted for a Bachelors Degree in Applied Psychology at Delhi University. Over a span of three years, this course which was based on rigorous pedagogue exposed me to various aspects of psychology, which included general psychology, statistics, research methods, and clinical psychology to name a few. I have always been a consistent performer right from my school days. This is evident from my under graduation which ultimately lauded me first class degree with 66% (GPA-3.61), standing among the top three out of forty talented students in my course group. The charm of extending the frontiers of knowledge in rapidly growing field of psychology had induced in me an interest to pursue higher studies.
It was the combination of my relentless hard work and my teachers’ continuous mentoring and my parent’s continuous support that helped me in securing a 88.16% in my 10th final exam with 99% in mathematics. Having secured such exceptional marks I realized that I was a mathematics guy with a penchant for mathematics coupled with the ability to succeed in it. With this in mind I had chosen mathematics, physics and chemistry as the main ... ... middle of paper ... ... the world provide an opportunity to mingle with people of different nationalities. Selecting a University from a bounty of options seemed to me -a Herculean task. I narrowed down my selection to a few parameters like geography of college, the research activities undertaken, the department, and the faculty and the vision of the University.
Practical application aspects were introduced to me through laboratories correspond... ... middle of paper ... ...ot of research, I opted this institute as my preference as it suites my technical personality. It will be a great opportunity to join your university and explore myself in a world of great opportunities at your university. I am aware that graduate study demands a good knowledge of fundamentals, a capacity for hard-work and creative thinking. I feel the American method of education is closer to my ideal. The meticulous training I have received in my undergraduate program has inculcated these qualities in me.
My interest in Psychology began in 2012, when I had the opportunity to research on my own about the subject. After I embarked on an introductory course in Psychology to relieve the boredom of working in a call centre, I then was motivated to continue with my studies. After securing my Higher and HNC in Social Science – I continued with the HND. If there was one thing I gained from the Call Centre job it was the knowledge that I liked to help people. I believe through continuing my studies at a University level, I will be able to reach my goal of becoming a Psychologist and helping people on a larger scale.
Pursuant to my doctoral research, I envision myself as an academic preferably teaching in the field of natural language processing. A MS in Computer Science from Berkeley will equip me with the proficiency and gravitas required to embark on my journey to become a Professor. I believe that my undergraduate research work makes me uniquely poised to pursue a graduate program and I am confident that I can be a valuable addition to the graduate community at Berkeley.
My research proposal was based on Student Development theory and research within the ACCA. I find it only fitting to become a member of the division, so that I may be able to receive my own research material and gain the ability to have access to the many resources that ACCA may offer. The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) is division within the ACA that will also benefit my practice as a professional in student affairs as well as to focus on the specific clientele of multicultural students that I am passionate about. Another aspect of my research proposal in my undergraduate career was an aspect of multicultural students and their college success. Joining this division would assist in tearing down any barriers that are between myself and any clients that I may have in my office who have a different background than my own.
The following professors are conducting research that matches my pivotal areas of interest, Dr. Anne Bogat and Dr. Christopher Hopwood. Additional professors that I have found share similar interests and research resembles studies from my past, are Dr. Frederick Leong, Dr. Jason Moser and Dr. Nicole Buchanan. The conjunction of my research, teaching and real life experiences has propelled me to seek a PhD program in Psychology. Such a degree, will supply me with the proper tools to accomplish my goal of helping individuals rise above the barriers that subdue them. A PhD in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University will allow me to obtain a career where I can submerge into research while teaching at the college level.