Statement of Purpose
The statement of purpose will provide an opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances that you feel could add value to your application. You may also want to explain unique aspects of your academic background or valued experiences you may have had that relate to your academic discipline. The statement of purpose is not meant to be a listing of accomplishments in high school or a record of your participation in school-related activities. Rather, this is your opportunity to address the admission committee directly and to let us know more about you as an individual, in a manner that your transcripts and the other application information cannot convey.
This is a university admission’s letter, and it is very important for me how you develop the sentences to make an impression on the person who reads my essay. Following I write a brief summary of my life background to help you write better. You don’t have to mention all the details I am giving you. Just chose the ones that are related and useful. Appreciate your attention.
I am a sophomore at University of Houston and I am 21 years old. I was born and raised in Iran, and I moved to the US right after I 12th grade. For 12 years of my school years I went to gifted students school where there was a placement test every year and only a certain number of people could get in those schools. I came to the US to continue my studies in an environment that is more competitive and suitable to attempt higher education. The first few months were very hard because I was all by myself and I couldn’t speak English, however, today after 3 years I am fluent in English and I am half way along the way to my first bachelor degree. I started off by going to Lone Star College and Houston Community College by taking my basic classes. During the first semester at Houston Community College I had the honor to meet Dr. Tabrizi who guided me through getting into a four year in Houston. At the time I couldn’t afford leaving Houston and I chose University of Houston. I transferred to University of Houston for fall 2013. Fortunately, I got into electrical engineering program at the Honors Engineering College at University of Houston, and I had the chance to get involved in a research program with a group of professors from University of Houston during the summer of 2013. (Even before I get admitted there). They made an exception after they interviewed me. That Honors research program helped me experience the new environment of technology in a US college and become more confident. I found many friends as well as to gain such valuable experience. I have a friendly personality and I get along with all types of people. I love to get involved in scientific activities and help other people learn. I am a fast learner and right now I am taking differential equations and tutoring this subject at the same time. I believe that women should get more involved in engineering fields because there is not enough diversity in industry. I have been working on a series of MATLAB projects with my professor at University of Houston for this semester and I will continue working with him for the upcoming semester. I already got a job offer for summer 2014 as a supervisor on the site that I have been working during the last summer.( my professor was happy with my work so he offered me a raise, and I am definitely taking the job). Electrical engineering is my favorite major in engineering field, and I enjoy working with computers and electronic devices. I am looking forward to make a change in the world of engineering not only get a degree and work as an engineer but also use my knowledge to build a better world, especially in this fast growing society.
Thank you soooo much for reading this.
I really want to get into University of Texas at Austin. This is the most important thing in my life right now, and this essay counts a life changing essay for me. I don’t want it to have too many details- just enough to impress the committee who make the decision.