PERSONAL STATEMENT

Laurea Magistrale (M. Sc) Management Engineering

Polytechnic De Milano

Winter Semester 2015 / 2016

Applicant: Naveed Iqbal

“Most engineers are not good managers” is the buzzword around globe, and that’s what I have
heard and read too, most of the times from leadership of various industries, including that of
Fortune 500. Working at a management position at largest private electric power company of
Pakistan, poor management skills reflect to be the weakest link of the chain for engineers.
There are very obvious reasons for why is this so. In this letter, I will try to prove that why I am
one of most suitable candidate for Management Engineering Program at Polytechnic De
Milano.

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater
than any obstacle” said Christian D. Larson, is what I strongly believe in as a necessary
formulation for an ambitious life. Belonging to remote northern rural area of Sindh Pakistan,
where lifestyle is modest and very few are fortunate enough to get higher education, I had a
belief at early stages of life that education is the only force that is going to make a change in
life. That was the starting point of my ambition. Denying the local traditions, where youngsters
do not achieve higher education and are voluntarily or forcedly married at early ages, I set for
myself a different path. “I had only one thing in mind, a world class higher education that will
groom myself, raise the bar for my native locals to achieve higher education, and ultimately to
strive to set new standards for engineer-manager position at workplace and industry in
general.”

Belonging to a family with a modest background; I realized that education and hard work is the
only thing in life that will keep me moving on. Working hard through school and college
education, I had been able to get into top notch engineering university of Pakistan. I had
accomplished my Bachelors in Mechanical with my Majors in Thermal Science, Power and
Design. With an excellent track record at academics and extracurricular activities, I was able to
successfully land a job in the largest private electric utility company of Pakistan. Now am
serving as an Assistant Manager in Power Plant Operations. My boss and seniors are very
pleased with my technical knowledge, but there is one thing that I genuinely feel lacking in me
as manager i.e. strong management skills and this is not the issue with me only, out there the
industry, financial management, technical variables, competitiveness and planning, everything
is getting complex. Especially in Pakistan, management studies are a mere part of engineering
degree with least focus.

it will put me offset to my technical trade. a team player as well and a social butterfly. I have the perseverance and persistence needed for advancement in science and technology. race and echelons. Being fortunate enough to study at a university where international students are warmly welcomed. Fortunately I came to know of this program through a friend of mine who has already been admitted to Polytechnic for this winter 2015 / 2016 semester. I plan to undergo a competitive and goal oriented research work at Polytechnic De Milano. Despite having a good paid job. I have thirst of knowledge that will make an impact on how our engineer-manager personnel operate.So engineers need a profusion of technical and management skills. With its world class management degree program and leading research center. for I aspire to achieve much more. Thank you. I had worked hard to make most of this chosen career path. I always had very good terms with my professors and colleagues. Since MBA is a totally business degree. The rest I leave to you. I hope that Polytechnic is the nursery where future leaders and researchers are groomed to make a pivotal impact on global issues. I hope I make a strong case for my consideration for Management Engineering Program at Polytechnic. Admissions Committee . to excel them at a globally competitive marketplace. ethnicities. which I have repeatedly exhibited during my bachelor’s degree tenure. to help others and most importantly to prove that what matters is not where you come from but where you are heading. I am an exceptional team leader. that is why I have totally ruled out MBA.” With all that said. as I believe that innovation and inspiration is only possible through respect and team work. I hope you would make the best decision for me. “However this is merely the beginning. it will prove to be a launching pad for my career plans. I wish to associate my research work with market leading institute and professors. Since my graduation I have been looking for a program that deems fit to my requirements. I hope Polytechnic will be my first step of a thousand mile journey towards fast paced innovation and knowledge based economy which guarantees to become top leader in market. I have developed cells for mixing with people of different cultures.

exposure to a metropolitan city of Karachi with people from different races. This was where I applied concepts learned back at university. I led the final year group project and contested for ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) NED Chapter elections too. it has been two years working at a combined cycle power plant in operations team. my parents had long ago planted a seed in my mind that a quality education will be the single most pivotal thing to change my life. With plans to specialize in mechanical design. Belonging to remote northern rural area of Sindh. Working hard through high school. One of the tests of correctness of education is that it must be used for the benefits of others. This is the very thing that I have been trained since my childhood. That was the seed that bloomed to make me a strong defender of achieving higher education. Good grades in my core and business related courses. Pakistan. Sc) Mechanical Engineering Polytechnic De Milano Winter Semester 2015 / 2016 Applicant: Naveed Iqbal Education by its inherent virtue. I was an active figure in extracurricular activities along with my academics. I had a very carefully cultivated career plan. Now I wish to expand my knowledge base by having masters at a world leading university. I am of view to achieve quality higher education and make positive impact on the surroundings. University proved to be challenging. Any education that puts a man confined to his self-objectives is in fact no education. the quest for quality education for me had begun a long ago. Now. and how to stand strong enough in a competitive professional environment. It was university life that gave me a good level maturity. I was competitive enough to get myself enrolled in country’s finest engineering university. turbo machinery and engines I hope to invigorate Pakistani industry in these areas. in an area where people live modest lives with very rudimentary occupations. backed by my final year project on designing of boiler for power industry. backed by my strong personality and interpersonal skills enabled me to land a good job at the largest private electric utility company of Pakistan. higher education is what I am avid of. This learning influenced my job in technical terms. dictates that it must be used for a broader responsibility than taking the reward for self. PERSONAL STATEMENT Laurea Magistrale (M. . For this reason. Brought up through hardships and tough times. I chose mechanical engineering with majors in Energy and Thermal Sciences. cultures and ethnicities. where higher education is too meager to regret upon.

for I aspire to achieve much more. as I believe that innovation and inspiration is only possible through respect and team work. I hope you would make the best decision for me. Being fortunate enough to study at a university where international students are warmly welcomed. race and echelons. Thank You. it will prove to be a launching pad for my career plans.I plan to undergo a competitive and goal oriented research work at Polytechnic De Milano. I have thirst of knowledge that will make an impact on design and turbo machinery area. and most importantly to prove that what matters is not where you come from but where you are heading. which I have repeatedly exhibited during my bachelor’s degree tenure. I had worked hard to make most of this chosen career path. a team player as well and a social butterfly. ethnicities. Admissions Committee . I am an exceptional team leader. The rest I leave to you. Despite having a good paid job.” With all that said. I hope Polytechnic will be my first step of a thousand mile journey towards innovation and knowledge based economy which guarantees to become top leader in market. With its world class mechanical master’s degree program and leading research center. I have developed cells for mixing with people of different cultures. I wish to associate my research work with market leading organizations. I hope that this Polytechnic Di Milano is the nursery where future leaders and researchers are groomed to make a pivotal impact on global issues. “However this is merely the beginning. I have the perseverance and persistence needed for advancement in science and technology. I hope I make a strong case for my consideration for Mechanical Engineering Program at Polytechnic. I always had very good terms with my professors and colleagues.