Holberton admission personal essay

There are a few reasons why I want to become a software engineer. Among them: I enjoy the mental challenge of the work, that (depending on where one works at) my creativity can be used as a tool in solving challenges, because I enjoy creating stuff (I use the generic term ‘stuff’ because I enjoy creating things other than software), because I believe that creating the right application can help a lot of people by either entertaining them, making their lives more convenient or even help shape the way future generations interact with each other, and because I enjoy working on new projects at some point instead of doing the same tasks day in and day out.

As for why I would like to attend Holberton; philosophically, I like the confidence it places in its students. That it trusts that we are smart enough to find our own answers and to teach ourselves. I also truly admire your stated goals of finding people who “might not come across as fitting the usual “software engineer” profile, but will nonetheless become leaders once in the industry”. I believe the industry fixation on youthful developers that fit in a very specific gender/social background is to its detriment, and I would like to be among those that work to reverse that trend.

On a more practical standpoint, I am comforted by the fact that internships are part of the program. I have already been through the web developer program at Dev Bootcamp, and although I appreciate the things I learned there, the speed of the program did not leave a lot of time to more fully develop the skills that were covered.

Also, the fact that there is no upfront tuition and that the school makes money only if we make money bolsters my confidence in the school and that it has incentive to see me succeed after my training.

So for the reasons listed above, I am enthusiastic about the school and would like to attend.

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