The majoring in Information Technology and Informatics

The world of computers is growing at an un-recordable rate everyday, computers are the most influential tools in our lives, they are our present and future. In my opinion nothing on the planet can measure the exponential growth and excitement in the computing industry, and industry which I want to be a part of.After a four-year study in the Rutgers University has laid a solid foundation for me to further pursue Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing.

As a student majoring in Information Technology and Informatics & Economics, I equipped myself with backgrounds of technical skills and economic theory. I could remember vividly the scenery that happened when I first stepped into the campus of Rutgers University for the first time, I held the dream of continuing my father’s career majoring in chemical engineering. But, after taking several courses I developed lack of interest in Chemical Engineering which constitute to my poor grades in the first year, which influenced my GPA. Thereafter, changing my major to Economics, I discovered the beauty of economics and my academic performance had significantly improved, but I was still never satisfied with what I achieved because I am always thinking and trying to challenge myself with new thing and learn more useful tools.

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Therefore, I decided to take some IT-oriented courses. In the introductory course of information technology and informatics, I learned how to design a good infographic and got the full point on my design, which inspired me to learn the Information Technology as double major. With great passion in those Informatics courses, I have greatly strengthened my technical skills. For example, the course Data Visualization helps me master the tool of presenting data most efficiently and comfortably. Motivated by the usefulness of SQL language in the database technology course, I built a small database and wrote SQL queries to analyze data for my database project last summer. The excellent remarks from my respectful professor solidified my determination to realize my ambition to combine technical tools and business.

Therefore, to replenish my business background, I selected Management of Information Technology course to learn the magic of teamwork and to practice my presentation skills. After I graduated, I didn’t immediately start the graduate study since I want to gain some working experience in the real world so that I can know what kind of job fits me. I entered the education consulting company and doing the work which is related to marketing and product management by utilizing some technical skills. My team and I developed the new product which is the online education service in one month and makes it profit until today. Although the post I held was market research coordinator and my duties actually includes developing the product, doing market data collection and analyze by using analysis tools (R, Excel), using CRM system to manage client and employee information, cooperating with IT department to do web design, and collaborates with Operations and Sales teams through all phases of the development process cycle for the product. At first, this work is a challenge for me since it is a combination of business field and IT field, but I like this job since I learned so much such as teamwork, and even how to develop and operate the project. Through my working experience, I gradually find out my knowledge is limited, and I decided to go back to school to learn more.

I am seeking a top program that would equip me with both cutting-edge technological tools and e-business methodologies and find that your program, Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing, is exactly what I am looking for after reading through the syllabus. It is a flexible and interdisciplinary program that integrated knowledge of various domains. I am interested in your prestigious program because it will not only enhance my technical skills such as website engineering but also hone my interpersonal skills such as teamwork and communication, which are equally important in the future career. Through studying information technology at university, I hope to build on the skills and knowledge that I have already gained from my previous educational experiences and my own self-study. My goal is nothing less than to gain a thorough knowledge of all the critical aspects of information technology and business field.

I enjoy the sense of productivity and usefulness I gained from work and feel it is a valuable experience for future employment. I am committed to work sincerely and pledge to devote all my energies towards it. With traits of sheer hard work and inquisitiveness, I assure you that I am fully prepared and will bring a sense of dedication, commitment, and integrity to your program.

I am looking forward to studying with the famous professors and intelligent, hardworking students at The University of Hong Kong.


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