The ingenuity and deftness of Mathematics havemesmerized me from the age of 7. Back then when my father used to take me tohis office, I used to watch him calculate demanding business accounting on thecalculator, which always fascinated me. The passion for the subject grew overtime that made me strengthen my mathematics skill via various interesting gameslike Ken Ken, problem-solving Puzzles, Rubik’s cube, Tower of Hanoi and Sudoku.I believe that these fun games have enhanced my critical thinking, analyticalthinking, and problem-solving skills. Mathematics has always been my strength which Irealized prior to my A Levels; but after studying further Mathematics, I wasamazed at how principles and theorems were proved with the help of MathematicalInduction. Along with the great zest to solve complex numerical in class, Ihave also focused on enriching my mathematics skill by participating inInternational Kangaroo Mathematics Contest that boosted my confidence and provemy mettle.
Moreover, I have taken an initiative of conducting problem-solvingsessions in which I along with my classmate are training students for thetopics tested in NMTC (National Mathematics Talent Contest) and IMO(International Mathematics Olympiad) Camp. Furthermore, I have been teachingmathematics as private tuition for last one and half years that developed myleadership and lateral thinking skills to tackle the individual queries withnew ideas and approach towards it. I have also conducted the A LevelsMathematics Paper 3 Workshop in A Level School that has encouraged me to studythe subject in great depth and recognize my mathematical potential. The feelingof contentment while solving a challenging numerical has firmly secured mydecision to pursue the subject, professionally.The utilization of mathematics, in reality, hasconstantly entranced me. Arithmetic goes about as a foundation from whicheconomical aspects advance, such as Integration being used to find the Ginicoefficient. Moreover, as an avid reader, the inspiration from Paul Zeitz’srenowned book “The Art and Craft of Problem Solving” helped to improve mycritical thinking and analytical skills, and in doing so, urged me to apply theideologies to specialized fields such as calculus and algebra.After studying the four components of A-levelsMathematics, I can truthfully say my interest was most peaked by puremathematics; specifically calculus.
The way two-dimensional questions can beprogressed to further dimensions and can then be extended to that of an imaginaryrealm seized me and led me to believe that such a principle is widely used inEconomics as well.Additionally, studying Further Mathematics andEconomics has confirmed my utmost passion for it and has cemented my desire toproceed my higher studies along the same line. Economics is a core aspect oftoday’s society, further illustrated by ongoing curial economic affairs. Theeffects of government policy in trying to achieve its economic objectivesbecame apparent to me over the years. As a result, I have tried to study andpractice it beyond the constraints of the classroom. For instance, I discoveredthe captivating application of economic behavior and differential calculus on”Urban areas and Economic Development” and “Probability and LinearAlgebra. Thus, these have given me advantageous experiences and consolidated mypriority to study BSc Economics and Mathematics at LUMS University.
In addition, amidst the A-level phase, Idiscovered that Economics has its deep roots in Mathematics. The theories of economicsbecame more interesting when calculus and mathematical models were involved init. Economics, in reality, changed my perspective of looking at the world. Byreading “Financial Times” and “Economic Times”, it had actually broadened thehorizon on how things work globally like ceteris paribus, measure severalthings at a different level and money circulation in an economy. Moreover, italso helped me to study the current performance of world economy throughdifferent features of market and government’s role in an economy. Practically,the study of problem of scarcity and choice has influenced my decision makingskill. Now I try my best to make a rational choice in connection with myday-to-day lifestyle.
On the other hand, I have also looked for the academicopportunities to polish my leadership and interpersonal skill and therefore,participated in Beacon Model United Nation 2017 and Hypercube Science Olympiad2017 organized by The City School (PAF Chapter). Moreover, I also was a part ofLUMS Psi-Fi IX hoisted by SPADES that helped me to strengthen my capabilitiesin terms of teamwork, determination and strong commitment in a scientificdomain. Moreover, I also played a distinct role as a Project manager inMathematics Olympiad (ECO-Fest 2017-2018) organized by my school in which I wasresponsible for the arrangement and successful execution of the event thatadded value to my credentials. While exploring my options for undergraduatewithin Pakistan, I found that programme of Mathematics and Economics at LUMSintriguing. As it is known that Economics and Mathematics both have a multitudeinfluence in the real world which would equip an individual to be moreproductive in today’s modern era of technology and commerce. By studying thejoint course offered in Mathematics and Economics at LUMS, I am confident thatit would provide me with a chance to build a strong base to my career growth.
For this, I am looking forward to being the part of LUMS where theability to develop not only sound academics but professional skills andproficiency is furnished. Another factor that drives me to get enrolled in LUMSis certainly to study in an environment which would stimulate my interestproductively in order to harness the possible risk faced by my family business.Conclusively, my past life seems like a rollercoaster ride to me. As I look back, it has had many ups and downs which taughtme many worthy lessons: to learn, innovate and adapt. I believe that thecompletion of the degree in BSc Mathematics and Economics at LUMS would provideme with a chance to efficiently utilize numeracy skill, strong determinationand commitment, and diversified range of knowledge in a manner that is crucialto the development of my successful career.