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Computers have so radically changed our lives that it is hard to imagine what it was like before we had this technology. Dissemination of information has become faster and easier with the help of email and the Internet, developments in the field of telecommunications such as 3G Technology, Bluetooth and video conferencing have opened up the field of wireless technology. Computer networking has enabled branches of a Multinational company to be interconnected and accessible across continents; these are just some of the advantages of computers. Whether it be software or hardware, progress and development in the field of computer science has influenced each and every aspect of our lives; from assisting the development of hi-tech medical equipment and smart phones to Bank ATM machines, from satellites used to predict weather conditions to programs that enable scientists to simulate chemical experiments that would have otherwise been dangerous to undertake. There is no denying the tremendous scope that the field of computer networking holds and with the ability that engineers now have to control materials at the molecular level through nanotechnology, computer science has reached a whole new level.
Fascinated and amazed by computers from a young age, I have always been drawn to study more about it and learn as much as I can. On completing my 10th grade, I chose to pursue a 3 year Diploma Program in the field of Computer Technology. During my program from Bharati Vidyapeeth's Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Technology, Pune, India, I now became more interested in the computer field and I decided to take the field ahead as my professional career. After completion of my diploma program I got enrolled into a four year B.Sc program in Computer Technology in 2006 from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Wayne State University's curriculum brought me numerous possibilities to grow in this domain. The course provided me a considerable exposure to the core areas of computer technology and conceptual understanding of the same. I continued to perform at the high level throughout all the years of my undergraduate education securing an aggregate GPA of 3.40. Having had the chance to explore the various subjects in the field my interest has deepened and I am, now more than ever, determined to be a contributing factor to the developments in this area of technology.
I am positive that my acquired skills and knowledge will keep me in good position in the near future. But it is always recommended, to be the best in your profession you have to be knowledgeable with the latest progress in technology. So to improvise my skills and knowledge in area of my interests, I look forward to graduate studies which I believe will indeed lead me to direction of my long term career goal as a Network Engineer at top IT organization. My aim now is to strengthen my concepts in the subjects with the help of a firm educational foundation complemented by the right practical experience, which would enable me to face the challenges that come my way during my professional career. I firmly believe that a graduate study will provide me with priceless experience and skills which would add a milestone in my professional career. Moreover, it will allow me to become a successful, pioneering professional assisting to accomplish my goals. I am confident that the hands on experience I will gain at your university will enrich my logical abilities and conceptual understanding. I would like to pursue a Master of Science degree with a specialization in Computer Networking and Telecommunications at your esteemed University, as I believe that through your competitive program with well-designed up-to-date courses and your well-equipped laboratory would enable me to develop to my fullest potential.
My Diploma and Bachelors in Computer Technology has given me an insight into the field through subjects such as Computer Networks, Computer Networking Applications, Computer Hardware Design and Advanced Digital Design. Besides theoretical work, I gained practical knowledge in Networking through various project works. I had the opportunity to work on various senior class project named "pick n place robot" and "Wireless Network Communication for Programmable Logic Controllers" in my Diploma and Bachelor's program respectively. Both projects involved a combination of mechanics, electronics and computer networking. These experiences were invaluable for me since I learned the application and functionality of computer technologies in various real world applications. Academically, I have always been a good student and ranked among the top 10 students in my class. Eager to develop as an all-round individual, I have actively participated in various extracurricular activities. My main interest has been martial arts - judo and karate - in which I have participated at the District, State and National level. Through my academic pursuits and extracurricular interests I believe I have grown into a mature and responsible individual who is capable of making good decisions and handling pressure.
As I apply to your University for admission to the Graduate program in Computer Science, I hope that you will give me the chance to gain the internationally recognized degree that I so desire. I feel that the graduate study at your University would be the most sensible extension of my educational pursuits and a major step towards achieving my goals. A master's degree from your institute would be a stepping-stone that would provide opportunities to do some extraordinary accomplishments. It would also provide me with the opportunity to enrich my life through the people I meet on campus and the experience of a different culture. You can be rest assured that if deemed worthy, I will do everything in my power to justify your faith in me and do you proud.