The question: What has inspired you to pursue an engineering degree and why would you like to study at the University of Toronto?
What skills have you developed through your extra-curricular experiences that will support your future success as both a student and an engineer?
Your essay should not exceed 3000 characters (including spaces and punctuation).
As you know U of T is very competitive and I'm really hoping for some help to get this essay up to par... It is around 2000 characters right now, don't know if I should add more...
I was introduced to engineering at an early age through of my dad, who is an electrical engineer working for OPG. My interest in the field flourished in the later years after I discovered my aptitude towards sciences and mathematics, and that the applications of physics and chemistry can be very powerful in solving many of today's problems. I want to pursue a career that makes a difference, and being an engineer allows you first hand influences on the environmental and urban landscape. I aspire to eventually apply the problem solving skills taught at school into alleviating major issues such as water pollution and energy sustainability.
Although my career path lies in science, I believe that my strong background in visual arts will contribute to my success as an engineer. I have always excelled in art at school, and my teachers said that I have a very strong imagination. This to me is essential, because I understand that innovation involves both creativity and logic. I am also very dedicated when it comes to my studies, and I trust that years of piano have taught me a high level of perseverance. I plan to continue applying this skill in a future, both as a student and an engineer.
Chemical engineering involves advanced applications of chemistry and physics, and studying at the University of Toronto would be the best way to develop these skills and realize my potential. The university is known for offering one of the most distinguished engineering programs in Canada. I'm attracted not only by its successful alumni, but also to its Professional Experience Year (PEY) program, which will enrich my education while increasing my employment prospects. I think I will benefit from being in diverse and bustling metropolitan that defines downtown Toronto, and also studying in a simulating environment with minds similar to my own. I am confident that the University of Toronto is ideal place for achieving my goals in becoming an engineer.