my dream to study in South KoreaHello please help me with my personal statement, I think what I made is too long. All feedback will be appreciated, please help me to pass a good personal statement
Technology is developing over time; this made me curious how the things behind the technology we are using actually work. I was in my first year high school when I realized that I want to do this as my career in the future, what also motivates me to do this is that my auntie is also a graduate of Computer Engineer and the way how she enjoy her work, I also want to experience it. When I reached my 4th year in high school, I tried searching the best school for college that will develop my passion and skills for this program. Aside from the universities in the xxx that show in the result, there is also a list from universities in South Korea so I wonder why and I did my research. I found out that South Korea is one of the countries that lead in technology, which made me eager to look for a university that will fit me. I thought I can study in South Korea, but when I saw the tuition fee for my desired school, I felt hopeless. My parents cannot afford to send me to a university with such expensive tuition fee.
At first, I thought that was the end of my dream to study in South Korea. Then, I realize that there might be a scholarship in that university and I was right. KGSP is one of the scholarships they offered and my curiosity for this scholarship is strong as it offers an all paid expenses plus a stipend every month, that is a huge opportunity for people like me who aspire to study in South Korea but unprivileged. This scholarship will be a big help not only to me but also to my parents. Roughly, I prepared for about 1 and a half year to apply in this program and now I am finally eligible to apply.
My family belongs to a middle class family; in our house, my grandfather lives with us and I have two younger sisters. I am the eldest and because of it I sometimes feel the most pressure in our house, they expect a lot to me especially my younger siblings. My mom is an Area Cashier at a private company, she is an Accountancy graduate unfortunately she did not pass the CPA Exam. My father is not a college graduate and his job is a driver.
I finished my senior high school at the xxx with Honors. I was under the Academic Strand with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Track. I am currently enrolled in the same university majoring in Computer Engineering. During my first month in college, I attend some workshops to strengthen my knowledge in subjects needed in my major. I enjoy every lesson I had even though it is hard; my mindset is focus on my goal.
The NSTP (National Service Training Program) I chose is CWTS or Civic Welfare Training Service. Ever since I was young, I have a soft heart for people in the streets or less fortunate people; that is why I chose this as my NSTP. Every three weeks we do a community service or feeding program to different area in Metro Manila where there are a lot of kids. When I am alone and I see some kids on the street, I usually give them foods instead of money so I am sure that my money went to something good.
During my last year in high school, I was able to receive a "Multilingual Award" in our classroom. That is because I can speak and understand a little bit of Korean Language aside from my mother tongue and the English language. I am now in Intermediate Level in Korean Language and I am currently enrolled in a class for Advance Level. Our thesis is also on the process of publication, but we are not sure yet if it will be published or not as we already give the rights on our Practical Research Adviser, he is in charge of all the editing that needs to be done in the paper. For 10 days, I attend a Web Development Seminar and I was able to receive a certificate from that seminar. I learned a lot in that Web Development Seminar and I was able to use it in my program.