If you are going to be passionate about something, be passionate about learning. This belief that ‘Knowledge is power’ has dawned on me from the very young age. My father who had struggled to impart good education early in his life, had to start working at a very young age of 17 but he never gave up on education. Today he holds 2 degrees of MA and MBA and still continues to do his PhD from a distant learning at the age of 54. I realized that to excel in life, it is essential to keep learning, and that work and learning are a continuum. I aspire to further my knowledge in the field of Information Systems from New York University. My immediate goal is to develop my potential by further improving my technical knowledge and skills through higher learning provided by a sustained period of graduate studies; followed by working in an organization that can positively utilize my abilities and help in overall economic and social development. I firmly believe that studying at New York University would help me apply my knowledge and create innovative technological solutions to solve socio-economic problems. A structured environment will not only improve my skills but also hone my enthusiasm to affect the critical process of change that development entails. For an engineer it is utmost importance to become an erudite in his field. Management Information Systems gives me that path since it parallels with my previous education and the work experience that I gained for more than 2 years
When I go to the University of North Carolina Asheville, I will bring with me a curiosity that only those who make the biggest technological breakthroughs in the world possess. Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to grow and adapt with technology as it becomes one of the biggest markets in the world. At the young age of ten, I was introduced to the computer world. I was immediately intrigued and found one of the many passions I would come to find. This is just the beginning of my future.
Since I was a child, I have been interested in computers, which unfortunately led me to destroying a few of my parents as a toddler. However, I as became older I was able to hone in my skills and began working at my high school’s IT department, where I became the school’s first Student Technology Associate. As the Student Technology Associate, I worked
I always enjoyed school, but in my adult years, I have come to recognize that I feel great excitement when placed in new situations where I can gain new knowledge – on any topic. I searched for a path that allowed me to always feel there was something new to learn, and with technology being an industry that is ever-changing and adapting to the world, I knew it wouldn’t disappoint me. There is an abundance of areas within technology that are brand new or not yet developed, so there are infinite possibilities to expand my knowledge and be the person who is actually creating the exciting technology I used to read about. In computer programming, there are countless languages to learn and infinite ways to create more efficient and effective code. I strive under pressure and this industry will give innumerable occasions to adapt and change with the living forces that are technology and
When I look at a piece of technology, I always question myself: “How does it work”?” Always wanting to learn how code works, I signed up for my high school’s Java class. At first, understanding Java was like Charlie Brown listening to his teacher speak. However, with time, it became clearer and felt like a challenging game. Although the class continually became more difficult, I thoroughly enjoyed the learning process. Despite knowing that there will be many difficulties to face, I decided to follow my passions and to major in Computer
The advancement in technology over the years has changed the world. The human race has become dependent on cell phones, computers, and the internet. This, to me, is remarkable. Watching the progression of technology improve lives all over the world, has inspired me to major in computer science. I hope to, one day, impact the lives of others through software engineering.
As my eighth birthday was approaching, I knew exactly what I wanted: A personal computer. I didn’t know nearly all of the functionality of such an apparatus at the time; in fact, my young mind probably thought of scribbling rabbits on Microsoft Paint as its primary reason for existence. As I grew up, I figured out the elusive device was not only analogous with entertainment, but it somehow also served to assist my parents at their jobs. To the juvenile version of me, this was fascinating - somehow, I wanted to traverse the vistas of possibilities that this technology offered. Even today, as I alternate between Skype calls and schoolwork on my laptop, I am still beguiled by the capabilities of computers. If technology could be this awe-inspiring, why couldn’t even I learn about its uses and utilize it for the benefit of the greater good? I knew from day one that I wanted to help people, but being able to culminate this desire with my own curiosity of the potential of computer science has influenced my academic choices and will continue to do so when I attend college.
As technology is continuing to grow exponentially in this world, it is important for people to learn how to access and use technology in their lives. I plan to pursue my major to keep me on track of my hobbies and talents to help others around me become skilled in
I pursued an internship experience in computer science and software engineering/development. A Senior Capstone Experience in this field requires working with many different types of devices, not just computers, as all electronic devices utilize some type of software whether it be a full-fledged operating system like Windows or OS X, an internet browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, or a simple program like Microsoft Word. My interest in this particular field of work stems from a long-standing interest in computers and technology related to them. From a very young age, I have been fascinated by how such machines are able to present a virtual world, so to speak. To this day, I remain at awe at the possibilities created by the invention and advancement of computers, and I enjoy learning
I many times ask myself how I got to know about computer and every time a scene always flashes in my head. A 5 years old kid, asking his mom what was she doing with a big machine that shaped like a box, she told him it was a computer. Since that moment, he built up his curiosity about the strange thing called 'the computer', “What is a computer? What is use for? Can I eat it?”, he asked too much, up to the point his mom was annoyed everyday and one day she had to spend a whole day trying to explain him. Instantly, he felt his life is meant for this machine. Back when I was young, I only know some use of my mom’s computer such as reading news, playing simple games and watch videos. Though my mom did not want me to use the computer too many times in a day cause she afraid I will get addicted to it, I still had my way to stealthily use it (Honestly, now I start to think that I might use computer too much). Then, the time when I reached 8th grade, the time that has really changed my perspective. Every 8th grader in Vietnam has to take a computer science class and finishes it with an average score at least 6.5.It was quite easy at first because I have already had some basic knowledge of computer; moreover, my computer science teacher was great, he taught me many wonderful things that blew up my mind. He taught us about how important it is to have a computer and how it helps us in our daily lives. Fascinated by his
It is universally agreeable that with the advent of Computer technology, every ambitious and enthusiastic individual is really obsessed with the idea of doing computer science at graduate level because it seems to have created a zeal and enthusiasm in the hearts of youth, particularly those who aspire to be marked as high achievers. I, for one, seem to have been enchanted by these computer applications as they have made the world smaller, speaking in terms of globalization. I have no hesitation to add that core computerization alone is the suitable answer to all the areas unexploited and to the areas waiting for development. It has always been a fascination for me about how computers work, how these applications are designed and what can be the newer ways to explore the world of computers to make our world better. This interest became a passion for me when I was exposed to computer science basics, during my middle school. Pursuing computer science engineering at undergraduate level, further propelled my passion for computer science along with providing me a deeper insight and in-depth understanding of the subject. After completing my under graduation in Computer Science, I am willing to expedite my research interest and a masters degree seemed the most appropriate choice for realizing my aspirations.
I am not going to lie – being an avid gamer drives my fascination in computer science. The sight of fluid graphics on the screen generated by precise and swift computations captivates my eyes. Enthralled, I ponder how it all works. Subsequently, I submerged myself deep in the knowledge behind it. My passion grew further the first time I tried to dual boot my windows laptop with Linux. Tinkering and tweaking my outdated laptop seems to amuse me.
I was the first one from my family to attend a college. After an undergraduate degree in electronics and communication engineering, I thought I had achieved the education goal of my life. Soon I entered the work place as a junior scientist in a privately held electronics materials research company and I realized that management degree was the key to rise through ranks in a company. I started preparation for entrance exams, left the job, went back to school and earned an MBA with Finance as major. The management degree complemented my technical mindset and gave me a whole new perspective to the business and the work. After a couple of years in Finance and accounting job, I got big break at Oracle consulting as a software consultant. I spent next many years focusing on learning application technology, understanding business processes, solving business problems, and travelling the world. Currently I manage business intelligence applications portfolio at one of the largest retailer in US. During recent business updates I saw many business opportunities that were enabled by technology such as cloud computing, mobility and big data. Trust me I had a déjà vu and my inner self called for immediate action to prepare myself to leverage such opportunities for career growth and job satisfaction. I felt a strong need for formal computer science education and started researching options. That’s when I wished to earn a master’s degree in computer science from one of the best technical
During this past year, I was fortunate enough to receive a promotion as an IT Manager. However, due to the number of employees, my main roles are still as an IT support specialist. I understand as we are a small local business. Currently, we are three-member team, including the owner. Soon, I hope to gain more managerial duties as we bring another person on board. I want armor myself with as much experience as possible to prepare for the job market.
In Infosys I worked majorly in two accounts. One in Sony account as a developer, production support executive in Oracle ERP package and other in Emerson account as developer in oracle ERP. My experience with IT firm, and the lessons learnt from my parents career proclaimed me to pursue MBA in one of the prestigious management schools and implement the knowledge I would gain in my masters in life and be a successful, self satisfied personnel. Through this approach of viewing the past, I would be able to analyze existing business practices and the emerging trends for business case studies of my MBA curriculum.