Computing and telecoms personal statement
Choosing a degree in a telecommunications based discipline was not a hard decision to make. Since the summer holiday period of 1998, when I completed six week of work experience for an ** company**, to working as a Switch Operations Technician for the popular mobile operator, ******, I have been involved, one way or an other in telecommunications. Since leaving employment with ******, I have found it very difficult to find work within the same industry. As it has been pointed out to me that I do not have a degree, I have decided to study towards gaining one to aid my career development.
What interests me incredibly about taking a degree in this discipline is the broad range of subject areas and engineering applications that it covers, as well as building on the foundation knowledge that I have gained, both theoretically and practically.
Once I have gained a degree, I plan on either restarting my career within a network operations environment or manufacturer, or carrying on to a postgraduate degree with the aim of specialising further in a preferred subject area.
As well as my interests in computing and telecommunications, I have other hobbies. I am a keen hill walker and regularly travel to North Wales for such pursuits. I am also a keen reader, enjoy keeping abreast of current affairs and enjoy socialising.
Looking back on my most recent academic career, I feel that I wasted a very good opportunity. I do think that I did not achieve my potential. Unfortunately, my work load at my then employer, my relative immaturity and my inattentiveness all added to an overall performance that did not represent my intellectual ability. I feel that in the last year I have matured and have a new found attitude towards work and my career progression. I think that this is the right time in my life to take a degree and feel ready to undertake such a demanding work load. I am very excited about the prospect of going to university and studying for a degree and hope that I am considered for this great opportunity.
Computing and IT