« on: October 09, 2006, 07:47:02 PM »
I'm trying to decide between four PS topics. Two I'm highly considering, two not so much. BTW, I'm an electrical engineer (current EE grad student/TA) if that helps.
Here are the two I'm seriously considering:
1. My senior design project (a system to allow customers to place their own orders in restaurants). I'd begin with a challenge and how we overcame it, move to a (short) description of the project and our success (grand prize), then talk about how it was THE factor in my decision to study law. We've been going through the patent process on it and that's how I became interested.
2. My time as president, and current advisor, of Tau Beta Pi (the engineering honor society). I'd discuss my leadership experience, how I became a better communicator because of it, having to work with a disparate group of people, a high school outreach program I created, and how it ties it (marginally) with law school - I was on a committee to revise the national constitution. My worry on this one is that it'll be a restatement of a topic on my resume.
Here are the two I'm not really considering, but if I had a compelling reason...
3. My desire to be a sci-fi writer. Most interesting of the four, I think, but very risky.
4. My experience tutoring disadvantaged high school kids in math and engineering, and specifically how I helped one kid consider science and engineering as a career choice.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks in advance!