Kindly review my personal statement to be attached to the application. Instructions are:why you have chosen this course.
how your previous education and experience have prepared you for the course.
the impact it will have on your future career (if applicable).
This should include your reasons for choosing this course and, if applicable, the impact it will have on your future career (minimum 100 words).
Please note that I have removed certain personal information from the essay( and I've only proof-read once
), so pardon any typographical or grammatical error.
Background and Work Experience
2 years into my admission to study Clinical Anatomy, I took my first Undergraduate course in Computer Science and my study towards acing the exam felt natural. I thought to myself, maybe this was due to the fact that my guardian at the time was a Computer Science Grad, having occasionally spent some of my free time reading through his notes. Fast forward by another 2 years, I was more than convinced within myself that I wanted nothing other than to be a Technologist. I had advisory discussions with my then mentor about losing 2 academic sessions, in a bid to cross back to the Department of Computer Science. He strongly advised against it, and that going forward, I should tailor my internship and work experiences towards Information Technology and grow from thereon.
This, reinforced the belief that made me an outlier during my compulsory Internship year when my colleagues were off to Health Institutions for their internship, I made an application to the most technologically inclined and innovative financial institution in Nigeria at the time, Guaranty Trust Bank(GTB), traveling 300km by road to take test and interviews, which I successfully aced. The Internship experience gave me a critical insight into Technology and how it has empowered shaping the success of businesses.
My 21year old mind was enthralled at the experience and by the time I graduated, it was evident that I had grown beyond the young kid from
town who was the "family handyman" who loved to tinker with gadgets, electronic devices & Computers and one who bought the medical idea his Nurse mom sold to him while in secondary school, to being one who knew that his future lied in Technology. There was certainly no looking back at this point.
I landed my very first job with
, following a Technical Bootcamp with an acceptance rate of 1%. There, I first came by Software Development developing mostly internal applications alongside my colleagues. Couple of months later, I chose the opportunity to work with the
, someone who I had long admired, in his new enterprise
, as a Business Development Associate, developing and executing the first online fast-food delivery business for a mega-food chain business in
A couple of months later, I was poached to resume as a Technical Support Specialist with
. This was where I thoroughly sharpened my teeth technically, growing from an Enterprise newbie to mid-level manager. I oversaw the expansion of the business from 9 siloed branches to about 25 interconnected branches, and led the technical team that scaled into an Enterprise Technical & Digital transformation team. At the core of my responsibilities beyond leading the team, was Networking, Infrastructure Management, Helpdesk Management, Technical product, and Project management. This sufficiently armed me with knowledge across Technology verticals, understanding user perspectives and concerns of Federal IT Governance decision-makers towards swift technology adoption.One essay at a time.