I am glad that I found this website and I would be grateful if you can provide your insights and comments with regards to my Personal Statement below. FYI, I am trying to apply for a Master Degree in Safety Engineering. Thank you in advance for your help and Happy New Year!
To Whom It May Concern,
I am applying to the M.S. in Safety Engineering for the Fall 2013. It is my ambition to develop myself as a well-trained process safety engineer and establish an advanced technical career in the oil and gas industry.
My decision to apply for M.S. in Safety Engineering was not a quick decision. It has been built over a long time and deep thinking and searching. I graduated from XXX University with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering with 3.51/4.00 GPA in 19XX. In the period of study at XXX University, I have undertaken various courses like heat transfer, fluid mechanics, mass transfer, process control, chemical reaction engineering, and engineering management, which had introduced me to various theoretical concepts and methods which are widely used in oil and gas industry.
After my graduation, I returned back to XXX and joined XXX as Process Design Engineer supporting XXX Projects in XXX. My work experience with XXX has enabled me to become more familiar with oil & gas industry and understand the industry's challenges. My assignments with XXX have been very educating and satisfying. I had been tasked in various roles such as Lead Process Design Engineer, Corporate Planning Engineer, Project Engineering Supervisor and recently as Project Manager for XXX Project in XXX as my part of secondment to XXX. In this project, I have a group of 23 project team members working with me.
Over the XX years working in XXX, I developed a great interest in Process Safety in oil and gas facilities, especially during my assignment as Process Design Engineer. I had many opportunities to participate and eventually lead multiple HAZOP reviews for the designed facilities and existing facilities. These opportunities have continued to develop my blooming interest in understanding the principles and practices of process safety engineering.
I wish to pursue my graduate studies at your esteemed institution, as I believe that the master degree program in XXX will help me to realize my ultimate goal, which is to develop myself as a well-trained process safety engineer and establish an advanced technical career in the oil and gas industry.
Process Safety is a relatively emerging field in various locations in the world. More and more focus is being given to ensure that all facilities are being designed, built and operated in safe manner. Therefore, I plan to invest the knowledge and experience I gain at XXX to contribute to this emerging field to the oil and gas industry in my future assignment. Thus, the M.S. in Safety Engineering program at your respected university is not only a tailor-fit for my personal interest, but serves the future strategic plans of my company and country.
In addition, I am sure that exposure to cutting edge facilities, interaction with renowned faculty at your institution will help develop my knowledge and versatility and help me to face stiff global competition. It would be a great privilege to be able to do my graduate studies at XXX University, and I am quite confident that I will match the high standards set by your university.
Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to your response.