Over the past few years, I began to develop a passion for the Agricultural and food industry. The passion eventually turned into a strong ambition of becoming an expert in the food processing sector and it is now my career objective. With five years of Job and personal experiences, I decided to return to academic education and research to pursue studies in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
I graduated with a BS degree with Chemistry major from the University of Jacksonville in December 2007. As I returned to my country in 2008 to start career as a scientist at BB lomé, I was excited and full of hope. BB lomé is a brewing industrial complex, the only licensed company to make and provide coca-cola drinks. In a short period, I became proficient in handling complex equipment and processes at BB lomé. The division head is pleased with my work and knowledge of Organic chemistry, microbiology, and biochemistry learnt at the Jacksonville University.
After one year of working at BB lomé, I did not want to continue the routine, explored my alternatives and accepted a job offer at Agro Vet LLC. Agro Vet is a company specialized in veterinarian products. I worked as an operations officer. My experience was refreshing intellectually since I am making use of learning experiences from Strayer University and Jacksonville University. In brief, my job was to keep the egg output at a low cost and reduce the production losses. I had to oversee all technical aspects of the egg productions from the purchase of chicks, their food production and storage, the barn maintenance, the veterinary care, vitamins intakes and various activities such as managing energy.
After two years, I also started my own broiler egg production and did research on reducing the egg losses and increasing the egg production rates. Healthier poultry feed with Yellow Corn increases egg production rate while reducing losses. My senior colleagues and managers at Agro Vet encouraged my interest and suggested that I pursue graduate studies.
As I began to deliberate seriously about graduate studies, it occurred to me that pursuing Agricultural engineering is a better option. I had prior exposure to the field since my father was an agronomic engineer. Moreover, I loved it as a course when I was in secondary school in Togo. As I reached high school in France, I developed an interest in Chemistry because of Mr. Borsato, my chemistry teacher. Organic chemistry and analytical chemistry are my favourite subjects and provoked me conduct research on the analysis of toxins in a Jacksonville pond.
In summary, my job experiences and knowledge of chemistry would make me an ideal candidate for admission to the BS program in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. I am an excellent student and promise to work hard to pursue my dreams of becoming an Agricultural Engineer.