After giving much thought on what I wanted to do in the future, I found University of California at Los Angeles to be an excellent stepping stone for my aspiration as a computer scientist. I’ve come to a decision to apply to UCLA because I wanted to follow in my brother’s footsteps as a computer scientist, and what better way to start, by applying to the same college that my brother attended and graduated. With the encouragement from my brother supporting me behind my back, I strongly believe that UCLA will widen my horizon, improve me as a person, and hope to have a glimpse of what my brother had experienced when he took his first step into the campus. My strongest traits to push through my aspirations is my confidence, passion, and hardwork. …show more content…
I would have to take measures to get there, and confidence would be the number one on my to do list. In order to build up my confidence, I decided to volunteer at the Rosemead library as a way to build up my social skills by talking to younger kids and train my leadership skills by creating programs. One of the programs I did for the summer was a watercolor program, where I had around 20 kids ages 9-12. My job as the leader of the program was to teach the kids how to create watercolor bookmarks. It allowed me to practice how to communicate with other people and train my patience. I found younger kids between the ages of 9-12 a great way to boost my confidence and also help them establish their creativity. I’ve taken further steps in order to prepare myself for my future career as a computer scientist by taking online courses on programing. My brother had suggested to take an advantage on free online resources for introduction to programing, before I moved up to learn a programming language called Python. By taking advantage of online resources, I conducted myself throughout the summer learning how the fundamentals of computer language in hopes that when I ever enter my field, I would at least have already grasped the basics. During my learning experience, I was able to construct different variety of games like tic tac toe, artillery game, and a financing game. I am also well aware that computer science major requires a strong math background, so I pushed myself to take advanced math courses in my high school. It was a risky choice since, I knew my math was not as strong as my brother, however I was confident that I would work very hard in order to overcome my obstacles. For the first few months in my Ap Calculus class, my grade was a solid C. I was devastated, yet I had a premonition that I would not do well, therefore I decided to study even harder than before. HOwever, I decided to review how I would
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Every day, multitudes of things are competing for our attention. Billboards line every street, commercials interrupt every enticing program, and our phones are constantly beckoning us to check them. And no, this is not the beginning of another trite piece of literature that is going to complain about how the growth of advertising and technological innovation is the decline of the human race. In fact, I embrace it. The world is changing, and with so much to be involved in, competition for our attention is healthy and necessary to keep things that we want to see accessible.
Four years ago, I left the shores of Nigeria to pursue a higher education at the University of Ottawa. I know most people when they are younger are not sure of what career path to follow, ye I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Ever since I could remember, I have always felt deep compassion towards other human beings. It is disappointing to watch people lose their basic human rights. My program has educated me and changed my worldly views.
When I was younger, one of my favorite things to do was to hop in my grandpa’s old, red Chevy pickup and ride down to our family’s farm with him. We would spend all day doing various jobs including scouting crops. Each summer I would spend more time scouting crops with my grandpa. He would share stories about particular growing seasons that he remembered and he shared a vast amount of agronomic knowledge with me. Over time, scouting with my grandpa turned into a passion.
When I enrolled into University of Connecticut in 2009, I was living my life conforming to other people's goals and not my own. Life purpose and life intentions are rich and valuable. It can also be helpful in aiding us to move through the challenges life brings us. Self-discovery is an evolving process. Sometimes you have to take a detour in life.
I am delighted to be a part of the Early Decision 2 pool as Fairfield University is the only college I want to attend. Ms. Stanton had said you are interested in the particulars of what about Fairfield appeals to me such that I know my former statement to be true. There is no question I want to be a member of the Dolan School of Business’ impressive Marketing major focused on product design and management with an Entrepreneurship minor. Participating in a dual-degree program, to major in the former and minor in the latter, will bolster my practical education and, hopefully, make me a valuable contributor to society in truly unique ways.
The journey to Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne was definitely not straight forward. As my senior year in high school commenced about a year ago I was sure IPFW was not where I would end up. I had arranged a plan and was set on pursuing it, but one thing life has taught me is that things don’t always go the way you expect. That is what eventually turned my path around to IPFW—the unexpected. Now that I made it here I am more ready than ever to start chasing after my dreams and accomplishing my goals.
From a very young age, I was keenly interested in computers. The world of the computer always caught my attention, and I wanted to seek more knowledge in this particular field. Computers always seem like a mystery to me, I wanted to know how they work and how exactly they perform tasks in few seconds which humans could take more time to complete. This interest never left me, only growing more profound and passionate about every new discovery I made. From communicating with an artificial intelligence to seeing the wonders of the Internet for the first time, computers have left me fascinated with just how much power yet mystery they hold.
I decided to pursue a degree in higher education to better myself and to answer a calling. I have always had the passion to become a teacher but never finished my degree. I kept finding excuses as to why I couldn’t finish. Therefore, I finally decided that there will always be obstacles in the way, however if I wanted to pursue my calling then I would have to trust that it would all work out. I feel that obtaining this degree will give me a greater since of purpose in my life.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear”- Nelson Mandela. Courageously I have proceeded to apply for the Masters of Education program with a specialized focus in higher education administration. I am prepared to succumb the fear and doubt that comes with propelling your education to the next level. Ultimately, I desire to seek advanced professional opportunities within educational sectors; in 5-10 years I hope to integrate concepts acquired from this program and apply such in an advisory or leadership role.
From the very beginning I always strived to be my very best. When I was younger I always wanted to be like the older students at my school by being amazing in athletics and academics. Most importantly I wanted to be like my older sisters. They were the golden students in grade school with every teacher wanting to have them in their class, and this all encouraged me to be like them. I wanted to be exactly the same, but really I aimed to be a perfect student.
Stephen Covey once said, “Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.” This quote speaks to me on a personal level. In life there is always a time every individual is expected to grow into an independent, free human being.
With Professor Leonard’s lectures, College Board practice problems, and perseverance, I achieved the highest score on the AP Calculus BC Exam. Despite my counselor’s warnings that I may be biting off more than I can chew, I enrolled at a nearby community college in multivariable calculus, linear algebra and astronomy. Although I understand that she cares about my well being, I’m glad that I could take advanced classes in mathematics. I managed to pass all three community college level courses with an A while not sacrificing my my high school grades. Despite the difficulty of attending two schools, I am willing to work hard for what I’m passionate
I have always been passionate and dedicated to my studies right from childhood. During my school days on wards, I started to develop a special interest in Mathematics and science. I made use of any good opportunity that came my way in order to build on my interest. I did this by participating in inter-schools science and math quizzes and also tutoring my classmates. My family has been dreaming about higher education, I have always dream of higher education and I still do.
Computers “History fails has no clues in giving one example who had defeated in spite of putting 100 percentile of their commitment” (Or) “Common people wait for the time to come. Winners will first create an opportunity and convert into a success with their wit.” Let me start the SOP with my self-introduction. Myself XXXX, planning to pursue Masters in Computer Sciences from your University. I am from an environment which is a perfect mix and match of village, town, and a city.
In 8th grade, I taught myself the object-oriented concepts of the programming language Python. With little guidance, I consulted online resources and practiced programming on my own. At the time the idea of programming intrigued me, but I was completely unfamiliar with what it actually entailed. Thus, I started to learn the basics online, and deepen my understanding of what programming was and how I could apply it. My tenacity has enabled me to continue learning, and to not relent even when faced with challenging concepts and