wondering if any body had any good ideas, or tips from those who have written personal statements for engineering or computer sciences. I would really appreciate links to some good PS guide websites etc. I am starting my Personal statement this summer.
i applied to do Civil engineering, and i know it sounds cheesy, but i think the general jist of my PS was "the importance of engineering and technological advancements on modern day society". I banged on about this at interview too, and you could tell all the interviewers were like "yeah... we need to be apreciated. we are important!"
also, if you've been to a less developed country, you can rattle off about how you came to appreciate the true importance of engineers as the country was less technologically advanced due to a lack of engineers.
If you haven't got any work experience yet, go get some somewhere related to any form of engineering and talk about how it was beneficial to you (i.e. i said that my electrical engineering work experience was beneficial in giving me the insight into the electrical industry, and what aspects of engineering are common). If you have work experience in the field you want to go on to, that's even better.
Team-work, creativity, problem solving and flexibility are other factors you should mention that you have.
I applied for Comp Sci last year. If you've got any programming experience, definetly mention that. Also mention things you look forward to learning on the course.
wow... that was really helpful. Thanks guys
I was wondering where to find the topics that will be covered at the University can be found. Cause it wont be very cool if i go on about what i want to learn, if they dont offer it!
Which engineering degress has the best job prospects currently?