Mypassion for technology dates back to when I was nine years old. Myparents discovered the love I had for electronics and theyoccasionally bought me play toys. Out of curiosity, I would unscrewthe toys to know the inside mechanics and how it worked. Often, Iwould fail putting them back into their original state. My parentsencouraged me to learn the skills for reconstructing the toys I hadspoilt. On my tenth birthday, my father purchased me a special gift.It was a 3,000-page encyclopedia called “theBasics in Mechanics”.It took me a whole year to understand how basic mechanic systemapplied in toys function. I reconstructed the malfunctioned toys Ihad spoilt. My parents were even more encouraged by my excellencemechanical innovation.
Asa result, my parents wanted to improve my technological skills. Theybought me my first Personal Computer when I graduated from juniorhigh school with honors. This motivated me and by the age of 16, Iwas able to format hard drives and install different operatingsystems, as well as, retrieve lost data from crashed hard drives. Igained popularity among my friends, as I was the “go-to” personwhen their computers needed maintenance, upgrade, or even drivers torun specific software or hardware. Learning that other peopleappreciated my work was an inspiration (Stelzer 3). Every time Icould find free time, I dedicated my time reading do-it-yourselfmanual that helped me to learn various applications that could helpme to develop my computer skills. Initially my interest was based inmechanical engineering, but later the interest diversified tocomputer engineering because I learned most of the applications couldbe generated automatically. I did not have to get my hands dirty orlift heavy engines the mechanical engineering internists fix.
WhenI graduated high school, I obtained a score of 99% in computer. Ithen developed a desire to study a computer related course. I had achance to choose from a variety of computer degree courses, all ofwhich tended to strengthen and solidify my passionate interest incomputers. My friends and relatives encouraged me further my computerskills. After consulting with the carrier adviser of my school, healso agreed on the fact that the computer field was my strongpoint.All these factors encouraged me to major in computer informationsystems (Stelzer 34).
However,when I started my bachelor’s degree, the first assignment shockedme. The first task that I was assigned in my first day, in class wasto “write a java program” which I had not done before. I had noidea how to write in java. Moreover, there was no orientation year toprepare myself and get ready by gaining research techniques, and mostimportantly, fully understand the foreign English language. It wasnever easy to cope with the challenges I was facing with the coursework.
Thatreflected negatively on my transcript because all my classes in highschool were in Arabic whereas all my classes in college were inEnglish. As a result, I had to drop my classes during the firstsemester. I also failed many courses units during my study.Furthermore, for the first two years, we took our classes indifferent buildings because the Computer Science building was notconstructed as at that time (Stelzer 15). We had only one labavailable in the Engineering College, which was always loaded withstudents. These circumstances contributed negatively to mymotivation.
Thatled to my desire to study abroad because I know I can do better. Iwant to achieve my dreams and reach my set goals. I also want to geta high GPA and high scores that will make me and the peopleassociated to me proud. I believe that studying for masters is thestart for my long-term plans. Thus, in January 2013, I received myfull scholarship from the Saudi Arabian Culture Mission (SACM) tostudy for my master’s degree in computer science (Stelzer 45). Ithen left my family and set foot in Chicago. I have been studyingEnglish as a second language in preparation for the main academicstudy. I attended EF International Language Center. I started withthe Intermediate level and gradually proceeded to the upper advancelevel.
Later,I heard about DePaul English Language Academy and its intensiveprogram, which I was interested in due to the massive amount ofwriting they do, and the research papers they write. This would helpme succeed in my academic study. Accordingly, I transferred to DePauland completed the advanced level. I currently study in the Universitybridge level. I also participate in the tutoring program, wherestudents in the bridge level teach students from the foundation leveland intermediate level.
Finally,speaking of a career, I envision myself as a computer engineer,specialized in formations systems. However, I am aware that asuccessful currier demands a strong educational background.Evidently, my arrangements succeeding completion of my currentstudies are to move into the direction towards achieving my master`sdegree. After I gain my graduate degree, I propose to begin workingon my Ph.D. That is why I want to further my studies and attain amaster’s degree. I am a hardworking and persistent person who isalways willing to learn. All these factors will contribute to mymaster’s program success.
Stelzer,Richard J. Howto Write a Winning for Graduate and ProfessionalSchool.Princeton, N.J: Peterson`s, 1997. Print.