Hey, I'm applying to University to study Computer science and need your opinion on my personal statement:
From an early age I have always been extremely interested in computing. From playing games, doing School work and discovering the inner workings of computers and what else they could do. I remember in School wanting to take advantage of the technology available, I would word-process my work whereas other people’s work would be hand written.
My interest in computers has never left me, only expanded more. I self taught myself HTML and CSS at an early age so I could create small websites and if I had an error I would re-write the particular part again so I learnt.
I went onto discover more about Web Technology where I self-taught myself PHP and MYSQL by practicing, mistakes and reading books. I remember having the desire to develop a user system and giving myself aims and targets to achieve this. The practical aspects of programming doesn’t just interest me, I am also interested in the theory of the languages.
My A-Levels in Software Development helped expand my understanding on computing. Introducing new, complex and exciting languages like C++, which I excelled in. When I was given a task I was looking at different ways I could go about the task in another, advanced way to expand my understanding more. I remember doing my Web Server Scripting assignment (“PHP”) over a weekend a year before it had to be handed in. I liked every aspect of the course and didn’t find the units too demanding or challenging.
Aside from College work I have done some personal projects in my spare time, working on different platforms. These include:
• Multi-Page Websites
• E-commerce Software
• User systems
I was also researching the creation of Compilers and Interpreters to build my own language but at the time I didn’t feel I had the right skills but it has always been an ambition of mine, which I hope to fulfil one day.
Asides from education I also feel that it is important to take time off and relax. I spend time socialising with friends and meeting new people. My hobby is fishing as I enjoy the relaxation and a way of escaping from the everyday stresses. I have also learnt to keep my personal life and College life separate.
Is that ok? Sorry if I'm not allowed to ask this..