Sample Essay 1000 Words

Topics: Petroleum, Oil refinery, Refining Pages: 4 (1029 words) Published: February 9, 2013
My name is Karmele Sagarzazu, I'm the second of a family of three kids. I was born in a hard working Venezuelan-Basque family in Caracas, Venezuela. In this application I hope to demonstrate not only the academic and professional qualifications that make me an exceptional candidate to XXX University's Master's program in Refinery Design and Operation and to your scholarship, but also the personal characteristics that will allow me to obtain the most from studying at XXX University.

As mentioned before I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Aside from traveling abroad on family vacations, I've had the opportunity to be exposed to several cultures throughout my life. I lived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, for 6 years due to my father's work; and I also had the opportunity to live for a year in North Adams, Massachusetts (US) where I completed a year in the local High School allowing me to become fluent in English.

My personal interests are very diverse and I have found myself constantly involved in extra-curricular activities. I am passionate about sports, whether it was swimming through school or kickball through college, or just enjoying a casual jog. I believe in team work and in my experience being in a team allows you to learn about sportsmanship, but also about winning and losing. I have always strived to win, but in sports like in life losing is part of the game and I believe that you should also learn from those experiences.

One of the most rewarding activities I have been involved with is teaching. During my college years I was awarded a competitive Teaching Assistant position in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry where I was required to assist students with theoretical understanding, practical exercises and Lab activities. I found teaching to be a very demanding activity. It not only requires knowledge and patience, but also the ability to be able to transmit that information to your students. In addition it requires leadership and character. The best...
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