I am a fourth-grade student form Taiwan. I am going to the second round interview for graduate school and the autobiography is for the admission. Since English is not my first language, I hope to receive some advice, opinion and criticism. Thank you so much!!!
Being the first born in my family, that makes me become a responsible person and curious about the unknown knowledge. Responsibility is significantly essential that I remind myself all the time. To prevent from being overburdened, I am aware of own limitation to make a proper decision. Although multitasking is not my privilege, I focus on one task with my full attention and work hard to achieve a better reward. Curiosity, undoubtedly, is a good motivation to encourage me to explore the brand-new idea. Also, being curious about foreign culture inspires me to learn English and Japanese.
At the very beginning, I enrolled in Medical Sociology and Social Work at Kaohsiung Medical University. However, in the second year, as getting involved in the Social Case Work and Community Work, I doubted whether Social work was where my passion lay in. Later on, I went to audit the Introduction of Fragrance and Cosmetics and got fascinated by the contents. The courses introduced profound knowledge about cosmetics including material, formulation, delivery system and so on, rather than shallow information leading to makeup. That made me determined to change direction and seek for a distinct specialism. Before applying for the transfer, I inquired elaborate details and consulted with my mentor and family. Subsequently, I applied for the transfer and change to major in Fragrance and Cosmetics Science.
As a transfer student, I have to complete the four-year undergraduate program in three years. In the first transfer year, it was quite challenging to accommodate myself in an exact different major and I had to manage to complete the required course credits in the first and second semesters. Sometimes I questioned myself whether I had made a right decision, yet backing down never ever came to my mind. During the second year, with my greatest endeavor, I made improvements continually every semester and became much more confident in myself. Although I still had to complete the remaining course credits for graduation, I intended to take classes that intrigue me and be able to enrich my knowledge, especially related to Research and Development (R&D). In the third and the last year, with my teammates, we focus on our graduation project, which will be exhibited at the Peir-2 Art Center in Kaohsiung City in May.
Albeit the importance of academic studies, it brings out the flavor of life by getting involved in extra-curricular activities. Therefore, I attended voluntary work and entered the string club at school. One of the most unforgettable voluntary work is that I had been to Eden Social Welfare Foundation in Yi-Lan for a week. With other participants, we help the mentors and social workers to take care of those with Mental Retardation. Accordingly, I become more grateful and thankful for my life, and more welcome to embrace my own weakness instead of being depressed. Learning to play the violin is always my dream. In the second year of university, I joined the string club to learn to play the violin from the very beginning. Despite the exhausting and frustrating process to pitch the correct note at first, I practiced as much as I could. Yet, all my endeavors and patience rewarded, and I was able to attend the string club to perform on stage at the concerts. That stimulated me to practice even harder and brought myself out.
To be honest, I was in a great dilemma whether to do a Master's degree or obtain employment after graduation. After attending to some lectures, and receiving advice from alumni, it seems that more professional understanding makes real help in the future career. Then I discussed this with my family to reach a consensus. Ultimately, I determine to do a Master's degree to gain further knowledge and broaden my horizon.
Should I be accepted into your graduate program, my top priority will be fulfilling the requirement for the master degree. Hopefully, I will become more unquestionable competence and qualified for a better future career.