(250 words) - Align students often cite the critical importance of perseverance-the capacity to keep iterating and working a problem.
Tell us about a time you had to persevere. How has that shaped your career trajectory?
I came across this prompt in my computer science conversion course application. Writing on Perseverance is easy, but I really don't know how to connect it with computer science. I think the best angle is to write about how I solve a problem with programming, but I had zero experience with it. Could I write about a time when I had to persevere through and finish a difficult and tedious task at work? (but this work was not very detail-oriented). Although I eventually finished the task successfully, I realized maybe I could use programming to automate my work.
Please give me some advice. Thanks in advance!