My name is XYZ. I am 23 years old and have graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of the AAA Institute of Technology (YYY). Spending four years of eminence academic period at YYY has given me so many experiences in many aspects which have built both of my hard and soft skills. I was actively involved in organisations like the student union (Industrial Engineering Student Union) and in the research laboratory community (Laboratory of Innovation and Organisational Design).
During this time, a lot of my colleagues gave me feedback that I have profound qualities in leadership and interpersonal skills, as I have no difficulties getting along with new people and I am also frequently appointed as the person in charge when taking part in the organisation of events. The four years spent at the university also gave me competence and personal interest in the Industrial Engineering field. Thus, it drives me to learn more about the knowledge on a higher level, which is the master degree.
When talking about the Industrial Engineering higher studies, there are certain specialisation topics that I am particularly interested in, which is the design management (innovation, design, engineering). I believe that the successful outcome of the study will result in the building of supportive thoughts in the development of better industries’ performance and sustainability. Speaking widely, the better industries even can later influence the better economy in a country.
The way I see it, the issue of sustainability is now equally important when compared with current studies, particularly in Indonesia which emphasizes more on Industries’ optimal and efficient production process solely. Therefore, in Indonesia, it can be said that there are not many studies related that are able to be found today. Hopefully when I gain the knowledge I can share it through my best contribution to catalyst Indonesia as an emerging industrial country.
When I finish taking the master degree on the mentioned field, I project myself to continue my studies on the doctoral level, so that I will have the opportunity to conduct further research into related topics, in addition I have also informally engaged in becoming an academia in YYY. I will develop the knowledge obtained in the institution under the Industrial Engineering Department and I also would like to arrange collaboration between academia and industries, particularly in Indonesia to improve their performance and sustainability.
Being a lecturer would be an ideal position for me to contribute myself to the country as well as having the chance to share my knowledge to the next generations. I am fortunate to know that such topics turn out to be offered by some universities in the USA thus it motivates me to spend years of study there. The USA is also known to have vanguard studies in the field of Industrial Engineering and it has been referenced by many academic experts in Indonesia, including the lecturers at YYY. Moreover, I think no one would hesitate to enter into the US academic system.
The other reason why I want to study in The USA is that spending years in the country can bridge a network among international students, which can give me the chance to keep a strong relationship with them, then later co-operate with each other and give contributions to our surroundings. Besides, I am also interested in learning more about American culture and promote the Indonesian culture as well. What motivates me to have all the plans is always having dreamed of being a global citizen who not only gives contributions to my own country but also to the bigger scope.
To conclude, I have had enough time to obtain the basic and fundamental acadaemic knowledge and also arrange my life path plans after spending 23 years in Indonesia. Now having the chance to take the master study in The USA is wide open. Having strong motivation, vision and capability, makes me believe that I would be one of the right candidates to be chosen on the Aminef-Fulbright 2010 Program, then it would be the time for me to have the journey and make all of my dreams come true.