Personal Statement

Topics: Software engineering, Project management, Agile software development Pages: 2 (663 words) Published: April 21, 2013
My interest in computer science dates back to my years in high school. Because of this interest and curiosity to learn more about this field compelled me to choose Computer Science for undergraduate studies and also to pursue further studies and exploration of this field. Having a solid academic foundation resulted in impressive academic performance with me being among the top 2 students of class throughout my studies. I completed my Higher Secondary Education with Computer Science subjects from Government Degree College (GDC) Sheikhupura with 2nd position in class, and secured admission in the globally recognized University of Pakistan, University of the Punjab (PU). At PU my academic records were as impressive as ever. I attained 2nd position in class with a CGPA of 3.67 and and secured HEC scholarship for consecutive 3 years. Strong conceptual basis and its application ensured my consistent outstanding results in theoretical and practical aspects of my field alike.

During undergraduate studies, I worked on many projects using the latest tools, technologies and concepts of Computer Science. I used all major languages (Java, C#, C++) and DBMS (SQL Server 2008, Oracle 9i, MySQL) to develop different term projects (Online University Finder, Social Media Site, Phonebook, School and Hostel management systems). I developed my final year project using ASP.Net MVC 2.0, .Net Framework 4.0, C#, LINQ, jQuery and MS SQL Server 2008 technologies.

My final year project was Agile Project Management Tool (APMT), a product for the automation of Scrum (an Agile methodology). It is a highly customizable and comprehensive tool which covers all aspects of Scrum methodology which includes Maintaining the Project Backlog, Creating Sprints, Creating Sprint Backlog, Conducting Daily Scrum Meeting and Burn down Chart.

The interest in Computer Science and its practical applications was not only limited to the course work, as I actively participated in various coding, quiz,...
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