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Personal Statement

  • Submitted by: prabhjot0909
  • on December 4, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 533 words

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What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement.
My new life started six and a half years ago when I first stepped into the United States, a country of immense opportunities. My intended major is chemistry, which is a subject I’ve had a lot of interest in since the 7th grade when I first studied Chemistry in the Punjabi language for a year. Therefore, I was well-prepared with chemistry knowledge before beginning my academic career as a sophomore in high school. I intend to become a physician, specializing in dermatology; hence, Chemistry is the correct choice for me to enter prepared into the medical field.
A professor named Christine Romer inspired me to become a chemist. She would do the lab experiments in class with so much precision and dedication that her passion inspired me. She was always so excited to do different research, which would make me wonder what would happen if I mixed certain chemicals and what reactions would occur. My favorite experiment was one I did in the summer which was called a Cation Separation Lab. In this experiment I was treating known and unknown chemicals with the same reagents to see the results. Chemistry can be used in many forms and in very different ways. The experience I gained in her classroom is priceless and will unquestionably help me in the future.  
Becoming a good chemist is like becoming a skilled chef. According to Professor Romer, a way to improve one’s skills in the chemistry lab is to practice cooking. In any recipe, one needs to follow certain procedures. If one does not follow the instructions exactly, one will not have the desired result. I volunteer at Buena Park Gurdwara, an Indian church, along with several other people who cook every Sunday and Wednesday. My duties...

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