“When you want something with allyour heart, the entire universe conspires in helping you achieve it” – PauloCoelhoThisquote strikes a chord in my innermost being when I evaluate the past three andhalf years I have spent in college. It is also the faith I carry with me as Ilook at what I want to achieve in the next few years. My thirst for expandingmy ken can be quenched only if I specialize in the subject I am interested in.That is why; I have chosen Engineering Management as my master’s since I amlooking for a degree that will offer me technical as well as managerialexpertise. What I like most about Engineering Management is the universality ofits application.
I find the various aspects of engineering management like projectmanagement, industrial economics, operation research and supply chainmanagement in a technology oriented company very pertinent.Choosingthis as a master’s degree was very well supported by my family especially myfather who is distributor of VINOD COOKWARE (Manufacturers of Stainless SteelKitchenware) in Gujarat for 27 years. As I said the universe conspires. My immediate goal is to getinto a good university, become more technically sound and hone the skills Iacquire and then join a global company,wherein I can utilize my knowledge and expose myself to the competitive globalworld. Engineering Management degree would be a great value addition at thispoint of my career and would be immensely useful for me to achieve my dreams. Myschool days provided a solid platform in mathematics and science which helpedme build confidence. It also became very clear that a challenging course likeMechanical Engineering which would test my mathematical ability and suit myinquisitive nature was made for me. Forthe past three and a half years of my undergraduate course at Pandit DeendayalPetroleum University I have enjoyed and loved everything I have done.
Of allthe courses that were offered to me, I developed special interest in subjectslike Mathematics, Work design and Measurement, Manufacturing Processes, OptimizationTechniques, Refrigeration and Production and Operation Management. In my finalyear at college I am working on project titled “Effect of optimal weldparameters in the microstructure and mechanical properties of A-TIG of carbonsteel”. In this project I along with my friends are using Taguchi OptimizationTechnique to optimize the weld parameters and use those parameters to determinethe mechanical properties of A-TIG welded Carbon Steel. This is a researchoriented experience and I am enjoying it. Ibelieve it is very important to gain practical experience in order toappreciate the applications of the subjects. To implement this thought, Iinterned at few companies. The first companyis VINOD COOKWARES (Manufacturers of Stainless Steel Kitchenware), Mumbai.
Istudied and observed in detail their supply chain, operations planning, productdesign and in depth every step of manufacturing from start till finish.Mysummer internship at ESSAR Steel INDIA Limited in Surat was also an enrichingexperience. I learned about Yard Management and Cargo Handling at Ports. I alsogot an exposure to pipe mill where I understood various welding processes,quality control methods, destructive and non-destructive testing methods. Ialso presented a paper on the project titled “Investigating MechanicalProperties of SAW and SMAW Welded Joints and the effect of SMAW-REPAIR of SAWwelded specimen” at conference ICE2CSM2E held at Pune (Paper ID ‘IJMPE-IRAJ-DOI-2911’). While Ihave always strived very hard to do well in academics, I never lost sight ofthe fact that it is important to have a well rounded personality. I have alwaysbeen an excellent sports person and have actively participated in many sportsevents throughout my life. I was part of school volley ball team where wesecured 1st position in inter school competition.
I have also participatedin intra college cricket team where we secured 2nd position. I havealways believed in giving back to the society and with this thing in mind Iinterned at PLAN foundation, SHIMLA. I participated in community work atschools for children with special needs and was also involved in ParticipatoryRural Appraisal (PRA) process. I also represented my country in Harvard Projectfor Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia Conference 2015 in Manila,Philippines. It provided a dynamic forum of exchange on international issuesvital to Asia. Experiences are what make life worth living. Thusbegan my AIESEC journey along with my undergraduate studies.
AIESEC is world’slargest youth run organization. I was inspired to take up Team Leader roleafter being Team Member for one quarter. Leading a team of nine, helping themlearn about the organization and their specific job roles, made mycommunication and organizational clarity better. Working in a team was a goodexperience, but leading a team was more satisfying. To explore my potentialfurther I decided to work in core organizing committee for a project and I waselected as Vice President of EVENTS for project MAGIC.
(Make a GloballyIntegrated Community). This project hosted 30 international interns from 10different countries who intended to work for social causes and participate inclubs of our university of their interest. This position undeniably requiredlot of effort, managing my time, building and managing International Relations,meeting my members’ expectations and at the same time making sure that qualityexperience is delivered to interns, but the feeling of being responsible forteaching, motivating and providing interns with great experience is what makesit all worth it. My whole journey of working with AIESEC was continuouslearning and development experience.With a desire to be a part of a more stimulating and challengingsystem of education, I believe that youruniversity will provide the kind of exposure needed to broaden my thinking.The faculty’s reputation for excellent teaching, challenging coursework andvariety of electives seems just perfect. The universe has conspired again andas usual I will make utmost efforts to achieve my goals and would strive to addvalue to your institution.
With this, I request you to grant me admission in your prestigiousuniversity.