Computer Science Personal Statement
"The world of computers is growing at an un-recordable rate everyday, computers are the most influential tools in our lives, they are our present and future.
In my opinion nothing on the planet can measure the exponential growth and excitement in the computing industry, and industry which I want to be a part of, particularly Software Engineering.
As long as computers are around, Software Engineering will take place after all, people need to write and code the programs like Microsoft Word, and code your games, they don’t just appear.
My goal is to be part of a team who creates worthwhile, efficient and useful software for consumers. And the Engineering course if I work at it, which I will, will be the key to my success, my current computing A-Level course is a good first step for my goal.
Other courses I am currently studying are Mathematics and Accountancy, Maths is also very important to my selected career, Maths is a universal language, it is used by everything, and is very involved with Computers.
I enjoy number work, so an obvious choice at A-Level was Accountancy although I find this subject less challenging than others, its still interesting and fun, but it doesn’t grip me like Computing and is not an immediate career choice.
I am hard working and currently work at my local ASDA store, I am on the Provisions/Chilled section and am part of a big team, we each depend on each other to meet deadlines, its quite a demanding job as you have to deal and be trained with customer services and complaints as we work on the shop floor during open hours.
I currently work a 16hour weekend for ASDA, which provides the money I need for hobbies.
My hobbies include football, going out to the cinema and the odd club or pub, shopping for myself and others, my PC, and the most expensive of all, my girlfriend.
I also like to swim, I find it quite relaxing and it is good exercise. I also love to eat out, going out for meals with friends is unrivalled by almost any social gathering including clubs and pubs, I love sitting around a table talking and joking about with friends while drinking and eating, its something I try and do at least once a month. Friends are very important to me and I try to be the best friend I can.
This personal statement was written by McDaniel for application in 2003.