Prompt: We are interested in your potential to advance Washington state's economy. Can you tell us why your academic goals address a need in the state?
Word count: 150-300
My intended major is computer science, but I don't know what I'm supposed to say for this prompt.
Jackson, the prompt is asking you to think of your academic interests in relation to your future employability. That means, you need to consider if by becoming a computer scientist, you will be able to find a job in-state. In addition to that, you should be able to indicate a specific field of computer science that you can address once employed. Consider the various fields that you can work in as a computer science graduate and the related occupations. Which one appeals to you the most? Would you say that this is a field of work that is important to the state, but is not properly addressed because of a lack of employees in that area? If you think so, then you have found your response to the question provided. You need to think ahead in this instance. Where do you see your career going? How will you be able to contribute to the further development of an industry and employment in Washington? Use these guide questions to help you formulate your draft essay.