Since I was a little boy, I have been obsessed with different sorts of equipment. As much as I remember my childhood, I have never really played with toys that most kids play with. Since the age of 5, I was overwhelmed with exploring technical design of phones, watches, and computers - disassembling them and assembling them back. When I grew up, I was just an ordinary kid, who did not like to stand out. However, I was not very passionate about studying or doing my regular school work, except for a technology class, during which I had full commitment to the assignments. It was my teacher, who motivated me to follow the latest development of engineering that concerns phones, computers, cameras, and their application. I excelled in my knowledge and was far ahead of my peers in the classroom. Unlike most of my friends, I have never spent one dime on my clothes or shoes. That said, I saved all extra money to buy new keyboards, computers, laptops, mobiles, etc. And it was not because I wanted to show off, but rather to keep up with new trends - to observe, to use and FEEL how it is, what has been changed, and what are the pros and cons. Those electronic gadgets were all I gave my attention and affection to. In my room, I have a remarkable assembly of them, both new and old. This is my secret amateur lab, where no one is allowed to enter, except me. Moreover, it is an environment where I experiment a lot, feel secure, content, and have a sense of belonging.
Presently, I am in the last semester of high school in my home country that is South Korea, and I expect to graduate in February, 2014. It is, thereby, vital for me to define goals for my studies at University. By now, I am aware that an engineer is the professional who applies his knowledge and mathematics to solve current technical issues and design new products that will improve public services. During the four-year Engineering Program, I expect to learn the basics of systems and structures design. Moreover, I am going to strive to improve in my academic records, given that I major in exact sciences. Considering all this, I will put a lot of effort in my studies.
My South Korean family is quite small, but always supportive: I have one sister, and my father is a sales representative in a middle-sized Korean watch-making firm. When he goes on business trips abroad, I always take care of the rest of my family. It is my duty to fix technical problems around the house, and I am proud to be so good at it. With full support of my family, I have determined to accomplish my long-standing dream. I am looking forward to receive quality education that would open new windows of opportunities for me. Presently, I see high chances of acquiring my dream job in the future.
I chose University of Colorado Boulder, because this school is a popular State University with engineering fields. My short-term educational goal is to get admitted there, to learn, to improve and to receive the best knowledge in the field. My vision is to venture into Engineering. After graduation, I expect to do internship in an engineering company, before returning to my own country. My long-term goal is to be part of Research and Development team. For it, I wish to secure me a place at Samsung Electronics - the biggest and the most famous company in South Korea. My friends call me a computer geek because I am so different from them. I am quite certain that there will come a time when I accomplish something really important. I seek to succeed in the field and become a renowned engineer to make my school and my parents feel proud of me.