Where do you see yourself in five years and how you believe your academic education will be relevant in the future?
When I was twelve, there was one spring morning in my life that totally changed my vision of the future. That morning was devoted to a school outing to an experimental solar power plant in Nebraska. Suddenly, something, which was supposed to be a bit of scientific bore, became a turning point, which shaped my vision of my future career and the professional goals.
Before that, I had been an ordinary kid, who, despite being a keen science fiction reader, did not care much about physics, energy problems of our planet, environmental pollution, fossil fuel deficit and power shortages, which influence the life of many people all over the world. However, after an hour and a half at the power plant among spent shining mirror-like battery panels and listening to a worker who was invited to tell us about the plant, I knew what I wanted to do in the future and what would be my life-time professional passion.
Science was my favorite school subject. However, I tried to do well in all the areas of knowledge, as I knew that a good physicist must also possess a deep knowledge of mathematics and solving energy issues require the knowledge of biology. My academic records prove that my school years have not been spent in vain. And now I am ready to work even harder in order to achieve the goals which I determined for myself a long time ago.
In five years time I see myself still studying, as I believe that my ambition for knowledge and academic recognition will probably require more than just a Bachelor’s degree. I hope to be able to show academic results high enough to pursue further academic career. However, I would like to apply for a degree program with a bigger emphasis on the practical hands-on research than on the theoretical basis. This will hopefully comprise a proper basis for my further employment in the sphere of energetics with the possibility to work in the sector of alternative energy sources, where I will try to perform successfully both as an educator and a researcher.
Our world today faces a serious problem of energy consumption and I firmly believe that my future profession will not only give me a chance to go in for my personal scientific interests, but it will also be of a certain use for the society and will help to solve a number of burning environmental issues. And I am ready to use all my mental potential and determination to prove that my ambitions are well-grounded.