Type: Process Essays
Sample donated: Andrew Sherman
Last updated: July 23, 2019
We live in an era where technology and computers have revolutionized every aspect of our life, and have an ever-increasing role to play in human lives. I am thrilled at the possibility of committing my career to such a dynamic and diverse field. Ever since I was young, I have enjoyed experimenting with electronics and other household gadgets. During my early years of life, I have witnessed the advent of modern computers and smartphones and observed how computers have trickled down to almost every profession. I understood that the computer age had just started, and there was a huge potential in this field. Therefore, Computer Science was an obvious choice as my university major, and now, it is my aim to continue my education in a more competitive, elite, and international environment.Studying abroad in Canada will not only provide me with a great range of professional skills but also a much broader, more international perspective. Moreover, being multicultural Canada would feel like home.
Due to these reasons, I am deeply interested in pursuing my graduate degree from Canada. I am attracted to the prestigious education system of Canada which has produced global and skilled leaders who are prepared for future. I have explored various possible options to choose an apt area of study and after proper and thorough research I have decided to study the program Professional Master of Science in Big Data offered by Simon Fraser University. I understand that Big Data is the future, and there is are huge job opportunities for Analytics Professionals.
The program will provide me a very deep and clear understanding of each and every emerging aspect of Big Data.My education experience thus far has provided me with practical knowledge and skills that will be extremely useful when studying at the graduate level. I believe that keeping an explorative attitude and curious mind is very important for a constant learning process. Computer programming was introduced early on in my school curriculum, and I quickly developed a liking for it because of a very logical approach when tackling a problem. In Grade 10, I excelled in courses like Computer Applications, English and Science which encouraged me to opt for three major subjects – Computer Science, English, and Science for my Grade 12. After completing my Grade 12, I cleared All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), the entrance examination for Engineering, and got admitted to Bachelor of Technology Computer Science Engineering at Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus which is one of the finest institutes in India.
I completed my Bachelor Degree in First Division. During the undergraduate study, I studied courses like Theory of Computer Science, Data Structure, Microprocessor based Design and Computer Organization, Systems Programming, Software Engineering, Database Management System, Operating Systems and Computer Networks along with computer languages like C, C++, Core and Advanced Java. These courses helped me gain a strong background in the fundamentals of Computer Science. Apart from these, laboratory work assigned as a part of laboratory course imparted crucial hands-on experience that helped me in my career tremendously.
I have developed many Software programs in C, C++, and Java. My final year project was Election Voter List Generator (EVLG) which was implemented using Core Java, Servlets, JSP, Enterprise Java Beans, and SQL. EVLG is basically designed and developed for the Election Department to generate a list of eligible voters for the upcoming elections. It also included management of Voter IDs (adding, removing and editing Voters).During the final year of my bachelor degree, I got placed in Infosys Limited, Bangalore. To gain a better understanding and hands-on experience, I joined Infosys Limited as a System Engineer.
The company also provided me the last semester Industrial Training where I was trained in Python, Java, and SQL. I am working for Infosys since July 2016, and I currently work in the networking domain. Over the span of my 1.5 years, I have realized that constant reskilling and an appetite for learning is necessary to thrive in IT industry.
During this work experience, I have learned to have a good hold on development of end to end Perl based and front-end applications. In this practical learning phase, I worked on three projects which include- Business Initiative (BI) where I helped develop Migration Tool for service migration from legacy Cisco routers to newer ASR1K/ASR9K devices, Production Support and Management (PSNM) where I work on IT Asset Management (ITAM) tool for inventory functions to support lifecycle management and Bridger Tool to verify identity of the customers of Amazon US. I have chosen Simon Fraser University for many reasons. It is one of the most reputed universities in Canada. The engineering expertise and facilities available at the university are truly appreciable. I am positive, the quality education and exemplary counsel will mold me into a better human being and an exceptional professional.
I have concluded that with all excellent facilities and highly knowledgeable and experienced faculty, Simon Fraser University will provide a perfect environment for quality education. The education at Simon Fraser University will give me the training and the stature to work with global clients. I am certain Simon Fraser University would be a great fit my professional goals and academic purposes.