to make a mark on my country
I believe that Engineers are the wheels on which the carriage known as society is placed upon. With every turn of the wheel, there is a new advancement in the world. The very first turn which is usually the most important was ironically, the invention of the wheel. After countless turns made by the countless bright minds, society has made countless breakthroughs in terms of technology. We harnessed lightning to create electricity, we conquered the land with automobiles, we even ascended Earth itself and flew to the moon. However, in my opinion, the most influential turn was in fact the most recent one - the rise of modern technology.
The emergence of computers and the Internet has utterly revolutionized the world as we know it. We are now connected in ways that engineers of the past could only dream of. There is so much untapped potential in terms of Computer Science. For instance, the development of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, blockchain, machine learning, along with many others are set to take the world by storm in a few years.
Ever since I was young, I had always wanted to make a mark on my country. I knew that wherever I find myself, no matter the industry, my ultimate goal would be to find a way to make Nigeria a better place. This is what I plan on using my Computer Science education to do, to become a part of the wheel system and improve the technological sector of Nigeria. There are many ways that I could do this and to be frank, I am not fully sure on how I will get there. However, I am sure that with the continued guidance and support from the Texas A&M community, I will achieve all of my goals.
At first, I along with many other students struggled greatly in the class. It seemed that every week there would be more empty seats than before. However, through perseverance I was able to conquer the basics and from then it was smooth sailing. After the understanding came, an appreciation followed. Before I knew it, out of sheer interest, I'd be reading articles about topics we didn't cover in class. From then I knew that this was the field that I would dedicate my education to. The amazing thing is that the computer science world is like picking from a set of roller-coasters, each different but still exhilarating in their own way. I know that Texas A&M will give me a chance to try every single ride.