PRESENT BIO AND GOAL:
I am an undergraduate student at
Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
. I earned my highschool degrees from two schools, namely Birla Public School, Doha and
Indian High School, Dubai. My first contact with the world of Information Systems was through a distinguished professor in the IS Department. His name is Dr. Liginlal
Divakaran. Throughout childhood, I always had an interest towards how systems and networks work across the globe - at both micro-level and macro-level.
At my mother's office or at home, whenever there was a computer shutdown, virus attack or any general difficulties for users,
I tried my best to figure out a solution. At Carnegie Mellon Qatar, I took the course: Concepts of Information Systems,
which has helped to reassure myself that my interest lies in this subject. I would love to use this course as a jumpstart to gain
the desired skills and expertise to offer long-term systematic solutions to organizations in the early phase of my career and to
extend it to my goal of becoming a successful Information Systems Manager.
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To fulfill my sense of purpose of life, I am currently involved in a variety of community
service activities and am particularly proud of my involvement with the Language Bridges Program,
a Carnegie Mellon University Qatar based initiative dedicated to tutoring laborers and technicians of the society to overcome
the language barrier of English. Here is the Language Bridges Facebook Page
. In addition, I perform local fund-raisers, and take part in cleanup and
road safety campaigns to raise awareness to the society on these issues. I am driven by passion to help the underprivileged as well
as keep the environment clean and safe. Community service is my way of giving back to the community.
|English Topper in AISSCE Exam
||A+ in AISSCE Board Exam
| Nation Level Table Tennis Player
||1st in Qatar Sports Olympics
In the near future, i.e., during my first two years at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar,
I intend on taking up a few student IT jobs as well as complete an internship at a tech-giant
such as Sercel or ICT Qatar, in order to have IT-related work experience. I am now working with
the IT Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar
as an IT Test Analyst.
The job responsibilities endowed on me are combining strong analytical skills and problem-solving
abilities with project management skills. For example, I worked on a project for the creation of
the inventory as well as the customer database for a Point of Sale System (POS), in which I had
deadlines for the start-up of the system right from scratch to present in front of the students
of the University for their yearly Open House. Through this experience, I developed interpersonal
skills that are crucial to reconciling the sometimes disparate needs of management, technical
personnel and end-users.
My ultimate goal in obtaining a college education is to earn a Masters of Information Systems Management
degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Being ranked #1 in the world for information technology
management, Carnegie Mellon will make me acquire the desired skills for handling technical, business and
strategic problems, which I may face in my quest to become a successful Information Systems Manager.
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