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PHD Information Systems, Chinese

I was fascinated by numbers from my first arithmetic lessons. While others struggled, I saw patterns and possibilities and even beauty. So my love of mathematics began and developed into a fascination with computing and on to the business applications of mathematics and computing. This has led me to this point in my life and writing this statement. My interest in the business applications of mathematics and computing led me to pursue two degrees in those areas, specifically in Information Technology and Information Management and Systems.

I have attended many computer theories and applications courses during my undergraduate study, including Data Structure, Operation Systems, Assembler Language like Programming with C Language, and Principles of Database Systems. Those courses helped to develop my fascination with abstract symbols, figures, vocabulary, and language. In addition, my study at Kennesaw State University offers many opportunities to enhance my analytics foundation. As an undergraduate, I worked with two and three classmates using Google Analytics results to measure improvements to improve a travel website.  I was responsible for the data of the website and any necessary analysis to measure the website performance.

I acknowledge a lack of experience in R, SAS, STATA, and Matlab, though I am currently learning R programming through the medium of online tutorials and textbooks. I am determined to attain competency before the commencement of the program.

I have now reached a point where I need to choose the specific field in which to specialize and work.  My academic background, interests, and career ambitions have all drawn me to Data Analytics which, I understand, is a vital component in the success of any large enterprise, institution, or government department. I am also excited at the possibility of being involved in a ‘pioneering’ field in which new methods and techniques are being developed and applied, and I wish to be involved in future advances in the specialty for the common benefit.

I make this application to acquire the skills and knowledge that will enable me to work for a large Chinese company dealing with ‘big data and assisting that company in formulating effective business strategies.

While I cannot claim to have relevant professional experience, the fact that I hold two Bachelor's degrees, which involved participation in several ‘real world’ projects, will I hope to be treated as overcoming this deficiency sufficiently? My academic career has also given me an excellent and comprehensive grounding in computing and its business applications. This is not only relevant to the program but has also honed my skills in planning and approaching problems logically and finding and applying elegant solutions to them. I am sure these factors will enable me to ‘add value and bring valuable insights to the program.

In 2014, I worked as an intern at the Fenghua library in their technology department for several months, where I was responsible for the computer systems, network infrastructure construction, and maintenance. The need to ensure that information is easily accessible and stored logically and economically is an excellent exercise in applying logic and placing oneself in the ‘customer’s shoes. This has been a challenging and exciting experience that has added to the store of skills and knowledge that I hold and is also, I believe, relevant to this application and my work in the future.

My quantitative score on the GRE test is not, I admit, imposing, but I would point out that the mathematics score was perfect. I do not believe that the former is a true reflection of my ability as I sometimes do not react well in situations in which I am being tested, as in this case.

Having carefully considered the programs available, I am drawn to your own because of the prestigious faculty, the comprehensive curriculum, and the opportunity to be involved in ‘real world’ projects yielding real benefits. My particular area of interest is in Marketing Analytics; I have gained an excellent grounding in Marketing during my studies to date, which will, I believe, provide an excellent ‘starting point’ in this particular study area.

I undertake enthusiastic and diligent participation in the program, during which I look forward to sharing the fruits of my studies and experience and benefitting from those gained by my student colleagues and the faculty.

Thank you for considering my application.

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