Statistics, Masters, Data Scientist, Analytic Modeling, Chinese

I could not be more content and animated by my choice of career, as a data scientist. I see increasing mastery of Statistics to be foundational to my capacity to perform on the cutting-edge of my field. XXXX University is an outstanding university and ranked the best college in North Carolina and excellent professors which put a lot effort into their teaching class. Thus, I hope very much to earn the Master’s Degree in Statistics at XXXX University; I feel strongly that it I am the best fit with your program in my desire for a solid foundation in Statistics to propel me forward as a Data Scientist at the service of the fields of Finance. XXXX University is a preeminent research enterprise. I want to research the future of global finance. My hard work was rewarded by a scholarship from the National Science Foundation (2012-2014) and the Koski-Finnerty Math/Sci. Scholarship (Spring 2014). I also earned a scholarship from the University of Maryland University College, helping me to finish my undergraduate studies in 2017.

I need Statistics to analyze skills, math, data cleansing, data integration, data transformation, data mining, and data modeling of raw data derived from business systems and processes which I will learn from statistics courses. As a Data Scientist, I will be fully immersed in analytic modeling, scripting, and/or programming, developing and implementing large data sets in various states of organization, cleanliness and structure. I am currently in the process of mastering Python, R, SQL, Machine Learning and Tableau. The only thing that excites me as much as unlocking the potential of Statistics for Data Science, is spending time with my seven-year-old son, the center of my emotional world. Thus, the flexibility of earning my Master is online is most attractive.

Born and raised in mainland China and making a new home in America since 2008, I have significant professional experience that compliments my academic achievements, especially with respect to my current position with the local Transit Employees Federal Credit Union, where I have mastered the art of using Excel and pivot table for analyzing customer bank accounts for purposes of resolving disputes and posting my findings to the general ledger. I plan to continue to work full time as a graduate student, paying for my tuition as I go and supporting myself and my son. Thus, in addition to the sheer excellence of your program at North Carolina State, I appreciate the fact that I will be able to comfortably manage the monthly payment plan that you graciously make available to graduate students. I plan to proceed by taking one course each semester and two courses each summer.

I was an auditor in China. After finishing my undergraduate studies in Accounting and Business Management with a GPA from University of Maryland University College that makes me proud, in addition to my professional experience, I have profited from Python Bootcamp: going from zero to hero in Python 3. I have also mastered Tableau 10 A-Z, SQL for Tableau, and Tableau Desktop, earning certification as a Tableau Associate; and I am well versed in Machine Learning and hold several certifications in Microsoft Office. I see Data Science as the hottest career of the 21st century. In today’s high-tech world, everyone has pressing questions that must be answered by "big data". From businesses to non-profit organizations to government institutions, there is a seemingly-infinite amount of information that can be sorted, interpreted, and applied for a wide range of purposes.

I love working with data, so I decided to advance my career in Data Science rather than Accountancy. I want very much to improve my analytical and problem-solving skills by completing your Master’s in Statistics Program at XXXX University. My great passion for learning all that I can about Statistics will help me to excel as a graduate student and later a Data Science professional. I also volunteer at my son’s elementary school, helping with everything that is needed.

Thank you for considering my application.

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