I got interested in data science when I got to know how much data gets generated every day. About 2.5 quintillion bytes of data gets generated every day. The weather bureau receives 18 million forecast requests every minute. YouTube users watch 4.1 million videos every minute. Google receives 3.6 million search requests every minute. Wikipedia users publish 600 new edits every minute. Many Industries like Travel, Healthcare, Social Media, Automation, Banking and Insurance generate enormous amount of data every day. Companies are growing by using this data to understand the behaviour of their customers. To analyze and interpret this data these Companies need Data Scientists.
After graduating in Data Science, I want to work for Alphabet or Facebook or a similar Company which generates a massive amount of data across the globe. Nowadays, Google and Facebook are extremely popular and, since I belong to the Data Science Industry, I have set a goal to work for one of these Companies in the near future. I think 10 to 15 years down the line the Data Science Industry would be One of the biggest Industries in the World. Smart Phones are becoming commonplace and these devices generate enormous data every day. I want to be a data scientist and find new ways to analyze that data within a short duration and gain accurate insights from it. I see myself working as the Chief Data Scientist of a large Corporation, 10-15 years from now.
During the course of my education, I studied, Web Programming, Intelligent System, Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Data Structure, Java, etc. Apart from the theory, our institute also organized workshops about PHP, Python etc. I also enrolled for an online course on Big Data which gave hands on experience on hdfs, MapReduce, Pig Hive and Sqoop. About 30% of the training was theoretical. It was a good experience of learning new technologies at College, Workshops and during Online Courses.
I was a member of a Society which organized sports events, cleaning drives, blood donation camps, cultural festivals in college. I worked as a volunteer in this society and participated in its activities.. I also participated in a Coding Competition at Seed InfoTech where I stood among the Top 300 participants from around 15000 participants across the State.
After doing proper research and considering my interests, I believe UMBC is the best fit for me to pursue my aspirations and get an edge in my career. Having a globally reputed learning Pedagogy and a World-Renowned Tutelage, I aspire to pursue my M.S in Data Science from your prestigious University and hope to hear back favourably.