Computer Science Personal Statement

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It was my second year in college. I had a chance to take up computer programming as part of my curriculum. I still remember the good times I used to spend in the Computer Science lab typing out programs in C-language. As a result of my interest, I was awarded with a good grade in that subject. That is when I came to know that I had a natural inclination towards computers, which has now become a desire, a driving force to pursue my Masters in Computer Science.

During the last two years, besides the college academics I spent most of my time attending a number of extra-curricular workshops, seminars and conferences in different fields of computer science. I have acquired an excellent knowledge of programming languages like C, C++, JAVA, and .NET through certifications done out my self-interest. I have also found penchant for Network Security, Operating System and Data Structures. I also had the opportunity to present a seminar on OSI model of computer networking, during an intercollege competition. I am at ease with tools like Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver, and have won many poster designing contests in DAKSH, national level technical festival conducted by my university.

I was really amazed by the potential of computers
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I think this personal statement has a nice balance of your past experiences and makes it clear what has led you to career in computer science. The part that isn't clear to me after reading it is why you think you need a masters degree, and I think a sentence or two about how a MA or MS degree can help you reach certain goals or do certain things is necessary. It could go in the last paragraph. One other thing I think you need is to punch up the final sentence--remember, this is the last chance you have to make an impression on the reader, so using a great word or writing a more interesting sentence might be a goal to strive for. In general, you seem like a great candidate for a masters degree and I think this statement is on the right
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