Prior to this, growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal, my childhood consisted of me daydreaming of becoming the one and only computer scientist. I was just another young, eager child to meet life’s challenges. Taking these daring challenges led my journey to University of Massachusetts Lowell to pursue a degree towards computer science leading me closer
My love for computers started in the middle school when I learned the programming language ‘Logo.’ Simple commands would make the ‘turtle’ move forward, backward, or go round in circles. It was gratifying
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The information and communication technologies greatly emphasized businesses information exchange in many different ways, which included online shopping, e-commerce texting, fax, emailing, video conference, phone conversation and many more. Apparently, information and communication technologies emerged with numerous issues, which may directly or indirectly affect you or your business daily operations 
The core computer science courses have broadened my understanding of the subject immensely. In particular, I found the programming projects academically rewarding. They have not only allowed me to practice core concepts but also widened my vision of the software I can build as a computer scientist. In CS61A, I completed four projects, each focusing on a different subfield of computer science. Two projects were games that I built, one of which was a spinoff of Plants vs Zombies called Ants vs Somebees; I learned how to effectively use the object-oriented programming paradigm. In another project, I used Yelp datasets to predict user ratings of Berkeley restaurants based on the user's previous ratings. From this I gained exposure to machine learning and artificial intelligence, subfields that I find extremely exciting for the future.
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Even though I had some basic knowledge of computers from school, I never realized their true potential until I started Computer science and Engineering undergraduate program in National Institute of Technology(VNIT), Nagpur, one of the premier institutes for engineering studies in India. Its here that I coded my first “Hello World!” programs in C, JAVA and C++. Other students already had hands on experience and command on the subject;competition was tough. I struggled initially but I knew better than to give up thanks to the training at home. I studied hard and maintained good grades.
As I began high school I decided to try my luck in the world of fantastic world of coding. My childhood writing experience had been in havoc for many years, as my mind had difficulty with anything that was not extremely systematic, consistently failing in matters of writing and history whilst exceling in mathematics and sciences. Going into high school I knew my strengths, and I most certainly knew my weaknesses. Computer science classes seemed like a stable route for me as I had heard of its systematic nature, for shame upon whoever told me that. As I began taking classes in C++ and Java in my freshman and sophomore years of high school, the enjoyable chaos that was computer science helped broaden my non-systematic abilities, consistently having to go out of my way to find round about ways to solve problems. By my junior and senior of high school, I had seemingly conquered the mentality needed to be a computer scientist, having won prizes for my code for my robotics team two years in a row. Via the outlet of coding I have added to my general literacy both in the forms of coding, as well as in the general sense of writing.
The beauty of computer science and computer engineering lies in the fact that even with the ever increasing number of notions and innovations in the field, there do exist lots of rooms for improvement and development and the current can’t and won’t stop. This caught my eyes as a teenager and helped me to realize the future and career that I would like to seek. A time when I first wanted to make a change and advance towards improving my abilities and expanding my limits, was when I was preparing for the entrance examinations of National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents of Iran for both my junior high and high school. These schools were de facto the best schools all around the country, so you might speculate the level of competition in these schools and the sheer amount of exacting work required to finish in the top 10% of the students. During this time, I really enjoyed working and studying linux and programming on my computer and I can’t forget the very fist moment that a simple game I made started to work correctly.
I also attained excellent grades in all the subjects and constantly made an effort to understand them practically. My overall grades in my undergraduate studies (77.37%) reflect my hard work & passion towards Computer Science, having consistently secured DISTINCTION grade in all 8 semesters. I also consistently ranked 1st in class of 60+ students and topped for all 8 semesters in college, which was a landmark in my engineering education. I also obtained a meritorious position at the Goa University, securing 3rd rank in Computer Engineering at state level. I was also rewarded with the BEST OUTGOING STUDENT award for my exceptional academic and extra-curricular track record.
In order to gain thorough knowledge of my studies, I undertook several projects during my undergraduate studies to enhance the theoretical concepts taught in class. Library Management
Thus, after gaining few months of teaching experience, I started to take the tution classes of secondary level students, helping them with assignments and exam preparation. During these moments, I recognize how to cope and deal with the students, and motivate them appropriately for their bright future. The involvement in all these extra-curricular activities played an important role in developing my presentation, managerial, and speaking skills. Thereafter, finishing my undergraduate study, in order to further enhance my programming knowledge in C, C++ and JAVA, I started to work at Pokhara IT as a Junior Software Developer. This has provided me plenty of experience in coding, debugging and as well as documenting program. I believe my programming knowledge in C, C++, JAVA and Matlab will be an asset during my graduate
I witnessed the entire software development cycle in action, right from the requirement analysis until the delivery of the product. This experience made me realize how putting the concepts that I had learnt in class into actual practice, reinforced my understanding of the same. Accordingly, I started taking up a few projects to fortify my hold on the subjects I wanted to explore.