rifatmursalin 13 / 36 Nov 1, 2011 #1I would appreciate any comments, criticisms, feedback. Anything before I submit it. Thanks.Describe your academic interest and how you plan to pursue them at USC.Growing up, I encountered a society with little to no technology. I realize the importance of technology and how technology can improve a society. My ambition is to work toward advancing and enhancing technology in third-world nations. Studying at the Viterbi School of Engineering will give me the expertise and experience that I will need to accomplish my life's aspirations. My passions for both engineering and technology influenced me to participate in the 2011 Georgia Governor's Honors Program as a Technology major and a Science minor. Exploring Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, and Programming Languages at this prestigious enrichment program was extremely valuable and enjoyable to me. The Engineering program at University of Southern California appeals to me primarily because of the renowned faculty and extensive research opportunities.What kind of experiences, inside and outside of the classroom, would you want to explore to enhance your studies?To accomplish my profound aspirations to advance the life of impoverished people in third-world nations by improving technology, I must h---ave not only knowledge, but also experience. Inside of the classroom, I would want to complete simulations of difficulties that I might encounter in advocating growth of technology. I would want to learn various essential skills that will be beneficial for my personal growth. These skills include but are not limited to effective communication, leadership, networking, and business management. Outside of the classroom, I would want to take advantage of a study-abroad opportunity. It would be hugely beneficial to me if I could directly explore the impact of a lack of technology on the lives of third-world nations. These opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom, would provide me with essential exposure and experiences.Engineers have sometimes been stereotyped as "nerds" or "geeks." Do you embrace or reject that stereotype? Why?Intelligence can be interpreted as intimidating. Engineers are most certainly stereotyped as nerds or geeks, occasionally even both. I have personal experience with this incident. I was known as the stated stereotype by my classmates since tenth grade, after taking Engineering Applications. My classmates openly labeled me both as a nerd and a geek. However, the same classmates would plead me to assist them to solve for resistance force, mechanical advantage, and more terms they could not even comprehend. I realized that engineers solve problems that benefit the rest of the population. I soon learned to embrace the stereotypes as compliments. Engineers are called nerds or geeks because they gain satisfaction by designing and building things for the benefit of mankind. I embrace the stereotype because it highlights the creativity, diligence, and passion of engineers.