My name is Nikki. I'm 21 years old and currently studying Computer Science at the TU Delft. I will receive my bachelor's degree in june 2020.
Right now I'm trying to focus on what I want to do after my bachelor.
I hope to know by then which field of computer science I'm interested in, after which I will decide if I'll start working immediately, or also do a master to further specify and professionalize my field of interest.
These are some of my personality traits:
I'm quite well at seeing the big picture of a problem. I try to look at patterns that occur and I seem to understand the structures quite fast. I tend to see when something goes wrong and act accordingly.
I think the word "ambitious" covers a lot of qualities. Enthusiastic, motivated, studious... When I'm excited about a project, I can't take my mind off of it. I keep trying to solve problems, day and night, loving the challenge. It's almost as trying to solve a puzzle for me. But even when I have to do something I don't like, I can still see the reason why I have to do it, and I won't stop until I finish.
I always want to know what I need to do and when I need to do it. This way I can never be late or miss a deadline. The planning is realistic but flexible so in case something goes wrong, I can always adapt.
I started teaching secondary school pupils math when I was about fourteen years old when my mathematics teacher asked if I could help a first year student. I thought I'd give it a go, but then I turned out to be pretty good at it. The student went from a highest grade of 2.3 to a highest grade of 7.9, I could hardly believe it myself. After that, the school started paying me to tutor pupils who had some personal problems, like autism, ADHD, etc. It became a lot more challenging but interesting to teach such different pupils math. I learned to quickly adapt according to their way of thinking.
During my time on secondary school, I had chosen to follow the course in computer science, which was the best choice I could've made. I fell in love with the way of thinking and creating tools like websites, simple games or an algorithm to draw figures. This made me decide to study Computer Science at the TU Delft. I chose the variant course Multimedia Computing and the minor Education, which are both mentioned in my experience and projects.