My journey with thecomputers began when I was in the third grade. It was back then that my fatherbought a PC with an Intel 486 processor (quite precious and powerful equipmentto have in those days) when I was about 9 years old. I could not get the hangof it, then but would sit beside him, excited to seeing how it could computethings much faster than a human brain ever could.
When I was in the tenthgrade, I got access to the Internet and started learning HTML and buildingsimple web pages. This bolstered my interest in computers and it grew to be oneof the primary ways to achieve my motive of turning my ideas into a reality.When I was in highschool, I use to organize the ‘Annual Day’ event, and since then I knew thatorganizing events meticulously, distributing work and forming teams to completework on time was my forte. Early on, as a teenager, I would accompany my uncleto his workplace, his liberal encouragement to learn about operations made merealise my passion for improvising, manufacturing ‘business systems’. Eversince my childhood, I was taught that whenever a problem arises as the obstacleto achieving a goal, I have two choices – to back out or to take it on as achallenge, solve it and seize the opportunity.
I have always chosen the latteroption. I got eloquent managing skills with suitable convincing abilities. Igot good command over communication skills and inter-personal skills too. Goodperception quality adds to my personality. I am very assiduous towards work, Ibelieve in quality work with time management.
As an individual, Ibelieve in excelling in any endeavour I undertake. The trait is clearlyreflected in my performance at both the undergraduate and school level. Goodgrades in high school helped me secure a seat in one of the most reputedcolleges, Sardar Vallabhbhai Institute of Technology. There, I got intensiveexposure to a spectrum of subjects like computer programming and utilization,data structure, database management system, object oriented programming withC++ and Java, computer networks, cyber security, microprocessor andinterfacing, system programming, theory of computation, advanced java, webtechnology, .
net technology. The rigour of the classes and my grades, i.e. aCGPA of 8.
29 on the scale of 10, reflects my quest for fundamentals. Tosummarize, my graduate studies have given me a broad conceptual foundation,which, I believe is essential for a career in Computer Engineering.Eager to apply mylearning in the real world, I undertook my summer internship at IT Souls ; an Embedded System and Software Solutions company.The work I did at IT Souls gave me in-depth knowledge about Android, C++, Javaand Bootstrap. I have assimilated the designing of website and I amenthusiastically working on developing one. In partial fulfilmentof my Bachelor’s degree, I worked on a titled ‘Auto irrigation system bychecking soil moisture according to crops’ under the company IT Souls.
The mainaim here is to develop soil moisture control unit, which will be operativelyconnected to the irrigation controller and the soil moisture sensor. An Androidapplication is under development which will notify farmers whenever the cropsneed water so farmer can start the pump which will indeed provide water to thecrops. Working with seasoned professionals made me realize that the knowledge Ihad acquired from the undergraduate program is just the tip of the iceberg, andan advanced education is of utmost importance to excel in this field.With a goal to sharpenmy programming skills, I attended various seminars held in my college. I haveattended seminars in various fields ranging from ‘HADOOP Technology’, ‘PythonProgramming’, ‘Big Data Analysis’, ‘Web Security’, ‘Data Mining with MachineLearning’ to ‘Google Glass Technology’, ‘Android Development’ and ‘WindowsMobile Application’. This experience has further whetted my appetite to exploitthe field of mobile computing. I plan to learn anything available to me and amnot afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone. Apart from my academics, I haveparticipated in various debate and extempore competitions.
I have helped myinstitute organize ‘Prakarsh 2014’, the annual tech-fest of my institute. Ihave always been in the top 10 students in mid-semester exams throughout the curriculum. To expand my horizons,a Master’s degree from the Northeastern University with a specialization inprofessional studies in Informatics course appears to be the most logicalprogression as it would be the perfect platform to launch my career. Youresteemed university with its academic excellence worldwide, excellentinfrastructure, modern research facilities and distinguished faculty members iswhat I need to channelize my abilities. Furthermore, the research facilitiesare also one of the best and it would provide me with the opportunity to makemy own contributions towards the field.
I see myself as a Software Analyst oras an IT Manager after gathering experience and skills. Your master’s programwill take me one step closer to my professional goals along with deepening myexpertise and broadening my perspectives as well as help me to achieve thesegoals.In this undying pursuitof knowledge, it is my spirit of innovation that has driven me till this dayand would continue to do so in future. In order to achieve better exposure togreat resources as well as excellent guidance in the field of computerengineering I have applied to your esteemed institution. The eminent resources,a very influential research-based and innovation driven environment makes yourprogramme a very sought after one.
I assure you that Iwill strive to match up to your elevated standards and live up to yourexpectations. I sincerely hope you consider me deserving of this opportunity.