My decision is not based on my formal interest, but a distinct choice. Since I was a child, I was really into justice and crimes, and turned out learning about Law became one of my hobbies. As growing up, I figure out I could excel in other aspects ranging from litterature to science. My sense and my ability for science grew slowly in me that I do not even notice I have a nack for those subjects. Although I study Computing at highschool, it was really not my favorite subject. It was not until the beginning of grade 12 that I started to realize that I had a strong connection with computer and software as I often lose myself in home recording, video editing and designing. Strange as it might sound, I decided to pursue this field, knowing that there are infinite obstacles ahead. For a female student who do not really know anything about engineering, that is a tough decision, but also a brave one.
Software Engineering is a great combination of the amazement of language that I am fascinated about and my true ability. I myself noted that I had good abilities in such subjects as mathematics and computing (the GPA for these subjects are 9.3 and 10 perspectively). Code to me is another kind of language that everyone has the same chance to learn and to absorb, it shows equality just exactly the way that laws are made to show, and Software Engineering forces me to collect data, think logically like a lawyer combine laws from law books and convince others. This not only made me realize that I could follow what I’m good at but also increase my interest for language.
Studying Software Engineering is not the same as “Get rid of your liking for law”. My interest for Law identified my role for the community is to devoting for its development. I chalenged myself by participating in different volunteer organizations with the hope to bring happiness to people around me, from my family to even strangers. Besides community work, knowing how to cooperate with machines will help me to successfully acquire in-depth skills for Data scientist – which I consider to be my future career, bring out the concept of Computer science to apply in different industry, and finally to assist others jobs needed in the society. That to me is how a “valuable citizen” defined.
The intellectual curiousity about specific techniques related to the subject is a reason why I am attracted to the Software Engineering program in Saxion University, which is a well-known Applied science university in Netherlands. The school is famous for its preeminence in the information technology field and the high professional environment, complete with an proficient faculty and inventive research resources. I am also impressed by the unique curriculum and intensive subject syllabus. I particularly interested in the project skills development, software design, databasess, IT and law, and the Specialisation part in the final year. Also the fact that Saxion University links its students with many lecturers who are leading experts in their field is the fundamental reason of why I desire to study exact here. I do believe that apart from my strong will for Software services, my clear intention for the community, and my willingness to change, together with my high academic results I achieved (GPA: 91%) and an advanced English communication skill (IELTS band 7.0), studying at Saxion, I seek to combine all the knowledge and ability I have gathered over the years and try to intensify my command and my passion for software engineering, and in the future, Data science. I would like to say that if I become a student of your university, I am confident that I will be a worthy student, not just because I would be self-motivated and accomplish my goal, but I will definitely contribute to the development of the Software services in different industries. My heart sings every day as I have found what I want to do in my life. I love fantasizing myself being an expert in Data analyst and Data scientist who gathers and creates their own information and bring out the valuable “insights” that the marketing sectors or the company need for the success of their campaigns. I plan to use the specialized knowledge I absorb from the course to dedicate for the Software services in my home country, Vietnam, and then hoping to make distinguished impacts on the global Software services.
I am confident that I will match the high standards set by your Committee and I will be able to greatly contribute to the program. With the explicit purpose bearing firmly in mind, I strongly aspire to secure admission to pursue undergraduate studies, with adequate financial assistance in your program which is the Saxion Living Technology Scholarship since I myself realized I can completely meet the requirements for this scholarship. Having the chance to earn the scholarship to study in this environment, I would be so proud as I could continue the long and rich history of the school, and the story of how the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool IJseland paving the way for Saxion University has ignited my heart and become a source of motivation for me, for it gave me respectful and admirable sense whenever I tell myself that I would be a part of this special experience.
Thank you very much for considering my application. I look forward to your positive response.
Thai Thuy Tien