Letter of Motivation Essay
Letter of Motivation I can still vividly recall the memory of the day I saw the labs of Wastewater Treatment department in membrane bioreactor workshop program at collage three years ago. The testing equipment and procedures interested me a lot. As a sophomore at Chemical Engineering Department, University of Tehran, I was looking for a different path in my field, other than petroleum and petrochemical processes, where I could help to alleviate environmental pollution. I found a keen interest in water and wastewater treatment. Therefore, I worked towards and secured a place in the wastewater treatment research team.
Since the Chemical Engineering Department of University of Tehran has one of the most competitive and rigorous Wastewater Treatment programs in Iran, interested students are required to prove their eligibility in small projects. Once I joined the research team, I was assigned a project regarding the separation of micro-organisms and heavy metal ions from water. Meanwhile, for the remainder of my undergraduate study, I followed the environmental courses such as biotechnology processes and environmental engineering, where I worked on a number of minor projects partially involving water quality topics.
Gradually, I reached a broader view on water engineering subjects, thus, driving me to direct my efforts more towards water resource engineering and management. About Undergraduate study, I feel is not a denouement of what I call a journey towards excellence and competence. Graduate study a sequel to undergraduate study opens up newer avenues to explore and gives one a wider range of career objectives. My schooling at elementary and high school has given and excellent command in basics of mathematics and science and more importantly ignited in me strong interest in engineering.
I believe that In this ever-changing world of engineering and technology, there has not been enough attention towards the environmental ramifications of new industries and technologies on water resources, despite the increasing global concerns regarding water shortage and water quality. I want to attain the highest level of education and transcend new horizons in the chosen field. The vast application potential and tremendous scope for high career in water engineering fascinated me and I am keen to continue my academic pursuit in this field.
I am applying for WAREM program at University of Stuttgart on the account of its excellent research facilities combined with distinguished and dedicated faculty. I did not know this program until —, a close friend of mine who worked with me in the same research team, recommended it. He has recently entered the wastewater treatment engineering graduate program at University of Stuttgart. He was aware of my research interest and believed this could be the next step in my education. My admission into your esteemed institution is of paramount importance for my career.
With my theoretical knowledge and practical skill I am well equipped to meet your expectations. I am confident that I would surely synchronize to your standards. I hope I will be favorably considered for admission for graduate study with possible financial assistance. Having made this statement of my objectives, it is my belief that what your university looks for, in a prospective student, is a strong academic background and the will to perform and deliver. However, there seems to be an obstacle hindering the acceptance of my application.
Although I have passed almost all the main courses in my undergraduate program and I have already defended my thesis, there remains one semester until I graduate (July 2013). Therefore, I cannot send you my Bachelor’s Graduation Certificate, but I will send the official document certifying my graduation date, provided by the university. Since I strongly believe that the WAREM would be an ideal program for me to pursue my graduate studies, I wish to canalize my knowledge and make my life significant by joining this program. Thanks for considering the application.