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Computer Science 30 Personal Statement
The challenging, problem-solving and logical aspects of computer sciences are some of the many reasons why I want to study this at university. I have always had the ambition to do something related to IT even from as young as eight years old. Computer Science is the only degree that matches my interests, whether it be programming, Operating Systems, A.I, software engineering or database systems and many more. I have the desire to learn more and improve my knowledge, learning new things in IT is passion of mine; I would do anything to increase my knowledge of IT, as the industry continues to develop.
My current course has made me more committed to study a degree in computer science, with many of the units giving me valuable experiences into what computer science could be like. A major part of the course is to learn about programming, it wasn't easy at first; it was like learning a new language. As time went on I started to love solving complex problems in programs, the harder the project the more determined I was to get good results, and even when I had the result I would go over the code and see if there was any way I could improve it. One of the projects I did for programming was to design a simple computer game with moving objects. This then brought me to "Object-oriented programming". I had to design and program objects to act on certain instructions and then do something based on that requirement. This taught me that logical thinking and creativity can come together to make a program.
Another area of the BTEC is learning about networks. One of our projects was to connect all the PC's together to make our own LAN. This taught us about the theory behind connecting them and also the physical aspects of connecting them to the router and switches. We were expected to carry out this exercise as independent learners which I enjoyed. We were also required to set up a DHCP server and also the subnets addressing for the different networks which then allow all the computers to be connected and also share data, information, Hardware, and resources.
Outside of college, I try to develop my knowledge and skills in many different areas of IT. At home I have set up my own network and mange 6 PC's, which have access to files and resources (printer). I also decided to set up project for myself in web development and wanted to know how to make a simple user-database. From using tutorials online I had developed a simple and easy user-database system in PHP. I wanted to use Dreamweaver as my coding application and then use Apache as my web server. This was challenging because I had to be motivated to get it completed. It also taught me lot about PHP and MySQL with it being server sided scripting language. This wasn't something I was used to and this made me more determined and confident that I could finish it and learn more. The project was a success and I continue to add features to the code with the more I learn about CSS and PHP. I am committed and passionate to learn more about I.T. I watch the news and read articles which are based on technology, I am always on top of what new technology is coming out and when it's released.
My dream for the future includes studying for either a post-graduate course in Computer Science or doing a PGCE, which would enable me to pass on my skills to others. I live on a small Island that doesn't have a big IT industry and a small infrastructure compared to the UK; I want to be able to work with advanced technology and learn as much as I can and I know I must leave Jersey to be able to do this. This is something I am looking forward to and am excited to do.
Universities Applied to:
- The University of Nottingham (Computer Science G400) - Offer (DDM) Insurance
- University of East Anglia (Computer Science G401) - Withdraw
- King's College London (University of London) (Computer Science Year In Industry) - Offer (DDM Specific Units Required) Firm
- University of Sussex (Computer Science G400) - Offer (DDM)
- Lancaster University (Computer Science G404) - Offer (DMM)
- Lancaster University (Computer Science G404) - Offer (DMM)
- Achieved all Distinctions in the BTEC
Nearly a year on from writing my Personal Statement, and i can see how many errors i made, a lot of the stuff i have typed i shouldn't of including.
Just note for students who are applying lectures/teachers will know you love computers and probable have done so since young age, talk about something else!
Read some extra books increase your knowledge! My personal statement was written by me and i could of done so much better but i ain't complaining i got into my firm :)
Comments on the statement:
I have to say, it's a good personal statement. I'm not sure why you have your forum signature state "NOT", it should be similar to your statement for those who wish to apply for a computer-related degree. Could you please highlight the areas in which you think shouldn't have been added? Also, what bits do you think you forgot to mention?
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Computer Science With Business Personal Statement
After developing an interest of web design at a young age, I began to view computers with a more scientific mind, developing a keen interest in the programming of computers. This interest has increased over the years and I want to enhance my understanding of the scientific ways in which computers function. I have realised that my interest in computer programming can only be put to justice by studying a Computer Science related course, as I want to develop and enhance my basic knowledge which will enable me of following an appealing and interesting career path in Industry.
Acknowledging the fact that Maths is a key part to Computer Science, I have not been discouraged by the fact that I chose not to take AS Maths. My Business Studies course keeps my Maths skills sharp and I also have a close relationship with the school's Maths department, which have given me material that allows me to keep my Maths skills up to a high standard in order to be prepared for the Mathematical aspects of the course.
I am an incredibly driven and focused person and this is not only reflected in my studies but also the extra curricular work I have done along side my school.
In 2006, I was in the Young Consumer Team. We represented Wales and were 4 of the 42 people who had beaten over 25,000 students to get to that stage. Despite studying 4 AS Levels, a part time Job and tutoring children, I used my time management skills to ensure my knowledge was up to a high standard, and my communication and teamwork capabilities excelled.
I have also participated in many Business Challenges. In 2006, I captained a team of 4 in the University of Newport Business Challenge. As captain, I delegated and organised the team and ensured we all communicated and were working towards the same goal. We were awarded first place, our hard work and determination paid off as we beat many other schools in the county. I was also a member of the Young Enterprise winning team in 2005. The above events have taught me how to communicate in a team, making me a dynamic team member and have made me aware of the importance of team work in all situations.
I have had the privilege of spending a weeks work experience in the IT department of the major multinational GlaxoSmithKline. There I saw the dependence and importance of the computer systems in place, and saw the relevance of teamwork, communication and also the technical skills which I intend to learn. I was asked to come back in the Summer but could not do so due to other commitments. I am also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, where I had the responsibility of teaching classes. Despite 7 years of dedication and determination, I had to stop attending regularly due to study commitments and injury.
This year I have been given the position of Deputy Head Girl. I was elected to this position by my peers and the staff of the school. This not only proved a confidence boost but has made me responsible for a variety of events and tasks. I have helped on open days and last year, every Tuesday and Thursday I mentored a Year 8 pupil with their reading. and I am also a founding member of the school's Debating Society, showing how I am an active member within the school.
I have also held a part time job in a restaurant for 3 years. Working there has been invaluable as it has increased my work ethic and how I can adapt and respond in many situations. This has led me to be a very hardworking individual and I love the challenge which my job presents.
I am hoping that my passion for computers and my skills which I have acquired through school, work and the outside world will make me a successful adult in the future, and my future is hopefully, in the Computing world.
Universities Applied to:
- Bath - AAB (firm)
- Cardiff - ABB (insurance)
- Manchester - AAA
- Exeter (Information Technology) - ABB
Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018