Professional Statement

My name is Jonathan Henderson and I am a sophomore at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) located in Itta Bena, Mississippi. I am majoring in computer science. My current grade point average is 3.37 and I expect to graduate in 2011.

In high school I noticed that I was very good at math, although I did not like it. As graduation was fast approaching, a few of my teachers talked to me about what I wanted to do with my college career. They influenced me to use my math skills in an engineering science such as computer engineering. However, after accepting a full academic scholarship to MVSU, I changed my major to computer science.

Currently, I am a participating in the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) program. The URE program is held at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Here, I am on a team and we will attempt to construct a web portal that will link to the Polar Grid being established by Indiana University and Elizabeth City State University.

Upon graduating college with bachelor’s degree in computer science, I plan to return for graduate school to further my knowledge in the field of computer science. Then, I plan to seek a career as an educational software programmer. I also would like to return to my alma maters (high school and colleges) to help students thinking about a career in computer science. If their calling is not in the computer science field, then I would encourage them to be the best at what ever field they choose to study.