早稲田大学 国際教養学部 AO入試 志望理由書 提出例(西山 陽一 教授参考)
Dear Admission Office,
First of all I would like to thank for the opportunity, and in this letter please allow me to explain my interest in applying for School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University, hoping to pursue a major in Data Science and Comparative Cultural Studies later in my academic years. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give it a read and grant me an admission. During the in-person interview, I would also be delighted to expand more on my area of studies and what I can achieve with liberal studies curriculum and study abroad program.
As Data Science becomes a critical value driver for organizations of all sizes, we hear the term “Data Scientist” often and it sounds like a job for smart people addicted to mathematics. However, data scientist actually work very close with many of the product managers, sales and engineers on a daily basis, meaning you would also need to have a good sense of business process, sales interface, product strategy and programming skills. In other words, Data Scientist work includes Data modeling, Machine learning, Algorithms and Business Intelligence dashboards. A software engineer builds applications and systems. Software engineers mainly create products that create data, while data scientists analyze said data. To elaborate, software engineers work on developing and building web and mobile apps, operating systems and software to be used by organizations. Data scientists, on the other hand, work on data collected to build predictive models and develop machine learning capabilities to analyze the data captured by the software.
The question is, without real life experience, how are students supposed to know which career path is more promising, which side we would want to be on and what courses would help achieve the dream? Because every invention is a better version and combination of what already existed, studying one thing doesn’t promise a bright future for us in the next decade while globalization and digitization accelerate. Therefore, I feel passionate about gaining practical knowledge in international culture and engineering studies so to unlock different sections that would help me work in competitive global workplace. And in order for me to attain high-level education and equip myself with what is needed to survive the next decades of globalization and competition, and locate professional opportunity, it is extremely important for me to study various international studies among like-minded students at Waseda where liberal studies is offered. Thank you very much for reading and I am very much looking forward to hearing good news.