Computer Science Personal Statement
Ever since my childhood, computers have been a crucial aspect of my life. I have relished every opportunity that I have had to either study computing at school, or to learn more about IT through a hands-on approach of experimenting with computers myself. The IT world is an endlessly complex one that is continually changing, with each advance bringing with it countless new possibilities to benefit mankind and the societies that we live in. My home country has undergone rapid changes for the better in recent years, and many of these have been a direct result of advances in information technology. I am an ardent patriot, and I believe that my passion for computers and IT could be put to use not just for my own personal fulfilment, but for the benefit of my country. It is for this reason that I wish to study for an advanced degree in the field of information technology in the United Kingdom, a country whose universities occupy a leading role in the educational world and whose IT sector is amongst the most dynamic in the world. Through studying information technology at university, I hope to build on the skills and knowledge that I have already gained from my previous educational experiences and my own self-study. My goal is nothing less than to gain a thorough knowledge of all the critical aspects of information technology, such as programming languages, software engineering, networks, information systems and hardware development. Having immersed myself in the world of computers for quite some time now, I am fully aware of the complexities of all these areas, and as a consequence I believe that it is essential for anyone who aspires to work in IT to have undertaken the sort of rigorous studies that only an advanced degree can offer.
Recently I had the opportunity to learn more about the professional applications of information technology and put into practice the knowledge that I have gained in this area so far by completing a summer internship in the information technology department of a large company based in Hong Kong. The experience fired my interest in the world of information technology, and it was a real pleasure to find out about the challenges that face IT professionals in their daily lives. I enjoyed working on a wide variety of assignments during the internship, and valued the opportunities that the placement gave me to develop both my technical skills and personal attributes such as problem-solving and working as part of a team.
I lead an active and busy life outside of college. In addition to spending much of my spare time developing my IT skills through reading about the subject and programming, I am also a keen footballer. I was captain of my school’s football team, a role that I was honoured to hold. I relished the challenge of leading by example on the football pitch, and I also enjoyed the wide range of additional responsibilities that came with the position, such as organising training and managing things such as transport to and from matches and the team’s kit. I felt particularly privileged to be awarded the second prize for performance in my college’s football league. I also enjoy singing, both individually and as part of a group, and I was recently awarded third prize in my college’s singing competition.
I am wholeheartedly looking forward to the opportunity to study computers and information technology at a British university. The United Kingdom is a world-leader in this sector, and I feel that by learning from the world experts who work in the computing departments of Britain’s universities and by studying alongside bright and eager minds who share my love of computers, I will be granting myself the best possible chance to prepare myself for a future career as an information technology professional. I hope that I will be able to put the knowledge that I gain and my career aspirations to use for the good of serving my country in the future.
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