In order to be granted a scholarship, you must complete the application and submit an essay about solar energy. I then submitted my application and the essay about solar energy. After a few weeks, I got a call from the financial aid office saying that I was granted a scholarship from Coldwell Solar. The hard work that I put in throughout the school year finally paid off. Being denied a scholarship from Tan Siu Lin helped me grow by studying and working harder in
Back then, architecture was so irresistible but also inaccessible to me. However, studying engineering did not lessen my passion for architecture; rather, it strengthened and gave more rationale for my determination to pursue architecture. I spent my first year in the collage studying intensely into robotics and won the first runner up in the Asia-Pacific Robot Contest Hong Kong Competition. After that, I dived into the researches on materials and participated in the
“When I went to college, I eventually went back to using my real name. All was well until I graduated and started looking for a job. Even though I had graduated with honors from UC-Berkley, I couldn’t get a single interview. I was guilty of being humanities major, but I began to suspect that there was more to my problems. After three months of rejections, I added “Julie” to re-sume.
It was not usual to select country in South America as a destination for Thai students, yet, in that time, I fully believed that this dissimilarity would broaden my world and be beneficial for my future business advantage . Even though I skipped one year of high school spending my time abroad during the most crucial time in Thai high schoolers’ life preparing for college admission , I could achieve my goal and got accepted to the best engineering school in Thailand at the same time of my classmate. I must attribute this success to my early clear goal, strategic study plan and determination. I have received a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Thailand’s prestigious university , Chulalongkorn with GPA of 3.56, graduating in top 5% of the class. My engineering degree has given me not only the
However, I did my best to switch to mechanical engineering; passing with that all the tests and interviews that switching from one major to another the scholarship requires. Here I am a junior at Temple University writing my story of why choosing mechanical engineering and why exactly this major. What I really want to achieve with this major is graduating with a good GPA, get back home saying my father in a good health and telling him that I did for me and him as he always
I got ‘E’ grade in this subject and urge me to retake this class next year. I was so hopeless and thought that it was impossible to graduate that year. I asked the chieve of the English Department whether I could retake the subject and take the thesis in the same semester or not. God heard my prayer, my lecturer told me that according to the new curriculum the subject I failed in was moved to even semester and I could retake the subject while taking the thesis. I did my best to pay the failure I did in the previous semster, and finally I could pass both of subjects, graduated that year, and became the best graduate.
I don’t mean to show off but I can’t really resist the temptation because I worked my way out all the way from the bottom to this point. I’m not brilliant, my intelligence isn’t innate then why should you have me as student in your school? Secondly, in my school, all students with good grades will be offered to be moved into international classes where studying is being conducted bilingually which is in Indonesian and in English. A student can only be offered this opportunity twice for the whole 3 years of senior high school. I was offered this chance twice but I rejected both of them.
Then, graduation came and although my grades were not as high as before, I finished senior year with honors. Viewing at it from a different perspective, I realized its significance since it made me who I am today. First, it made me realize of my capabilities after graduating high school with honors. It also made me more persistent and competent. If I backed out from the intensive class where we learned Physics and Math at college level, I would not have gotten As in those subjects in Ateneo and would not even be a Dean’s Lister last semester.
It was only in grade 11 that I understood that hard work was an essential ingredient in attaining success in life. During my Childhood, I was always inquisitive and dubious about how things work. This is when my parents recognized my knack for being an Engineer. As I grew up I had natural inclination towards Maths, Physical Sciences and Automobiles which urged me to choose Engineering as my Undergraduate stream. Having secured an overall aggregate of 96.8% and emerging a School topper in the higher secondary examinations, I was able to pursue my undergraduate program at the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, one of the oldest and prestigious engineering institutions in India.
When I first won the award it didn’t really affect me in any way, because at the time I thought that I was not going to pursue anything in the English field, until recently. A couple of months ago I picked up writing as a hobby again, and simply knowing that one of my past works was selected as best is truly inspiring to work even harder than I did before to create a new story. Another big accomplishment that I am very proud of is when I qualified to compete in the state competition for MathCounts, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend due to conflicts in scheduling. During my first year of high school, I decided to join a school sport, which I hadn’t done since I transferred to Burris in the fifth grade, and I earned a spot on varsity. This was a very big accomplishment for me, because one of my dreams growing up as an athlete was to eventually play on varsity and represent my team.