The ingenuity and deftness of Mathematics have

mesmerized me from the age of 7. Back then when my father used to take me to

his office, I used to watch him calculate demanding business accounting on the

calculator, which always fascinated me. The passion for the subject grew over

time that made me strengthen my mathematics skill via various interesting games

like Ken Ken, problem-solving Puzzles, Rubik’s cube, Tower of Hanoi and Sudoku.

I believe that these fun games have enhanced my critical thinking, analytical

thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Mathematics has always been my strength which I

realized prior to my A Levels; but after studying further Mathematics, I was

amazed at how principles and theorems were proved with the help of Mathematical

Induction. Along with the great zest to solve complex numerical in class, I

have also focused on enriching my mathematics skill by participating in

International Kangaroo Mathematics Contest that boosted my confidence and prove

my mettle. Moreover, I have taken an initiative of conducting problem-solving

sessions in which I along with my classmate are training students for the

topics tested in NMTC (National Mathematics Talent Contest) and IMO

(International Mathematics Olympiad) Camp. Furthermore, I have been teaching

mathematics as private tuition for last one and half years that developed my

leadership and lateral thinking skills to tackle the individual queries with

new ideas and approach towards it. I have also conducted the A Levels

Mathematics Paper 3 Workshop in A Level School that has encouraged me to study

the subject in great depth and recognize my mathematical potential. The feeling

of contentment while solving a challenging numerical has firmly secured my

decision to pursue the subject, professionally.

The utilization of mathematics, in reality, has

constantly entranced me. Arithmetic goes about as a foundation from which

economical aspects advance, such as Integration being used to find the Gini

coefficient. Moreover, as an avid reader, the inspiration from Paul Zeitz’s

renowned book “The Art and Craft of Problem Solving” helped to improve my

critical thinking and analytical skills, and in doing so, urged me to apply the

ideologies to specialized fields such as calculus and algebra.

After studying the four components of A-levels

Mathematics, I can truthfully say my interest was most peaked by pure

mathematics; specifically calculus. The way two-dimensional questions can be

progressed to further dimensions and can then be extended to that of an imaginary

realm seized me and led me to believe that such a principle is widely used in

Economics as well.

Additionally, studying Further Mathematics and

Economics has confirmed my utmost passion for it and has cemented my desire to

proceed my higher studies along the same line. Economics is a core aspect of

today’s society, further illustrated by ongoing curial economic affairs. The

effects of government policy in trying to achieve its economic objectives

became apparent to me over the years. As a result, I have tried to study and

practice it beyond the constraints of the classroom. For instance, I discovered

the captivating application of economic behavior and differential calculus on

“Urban areas and Economic Development” and “Probability and Linear

Algebra. Thus, these have given me advantageous experiences and consolidated my

priority to study BSc Economics and Mathematics at LUMS University.

In addition, amidst the A-level phase, I

discovered that Economics has its deep roots in Mathematics. The theories of economics

became more interesting when calculus and mathematical models were involved in

it. Economics, in reality, changed my perspective of looking at the world. By

reading “Financial Times” and “Economic Times”, it had actually broadened the

horizon on how things work globally like ceteris paribus, measure several

things at a different level and money circulation in an economy. Moreover, it

also helped me to study the current performance of world economy through

different features of market and government’s role in an economy. Practically,

the study of problem of scarcity and choice has influenced my decision making

skill. Now I try my best to make a rational choice in connection with my

day-to-day lifestyle.

On the other hand, I have also looked for the academic

opportunities to polish my leadership and interpersonal skill and therefore,

participated in Beacon Model United Nation 2017 and Hypercube Science Olympiad

2017 organized by The City School (PAF Chapter). Moreover, I also was a part of

LUMS Psi-Fi IX hoisted by SPADES that helped me to strengthen my capabilities

in terms of teamwork, determination and strong commitment in a scientific

domain. Moreover, I also played a distinct role as a Project manager in

Mathematics Olympiad (ECO-Fest 2017-2018) organized by my school in which I was

responsible for the arrangement and successful execution of the event that

added value to my credentials.

While exploring my options for undergraduate

within Pakistan, I found that programme of Mathematics and Economics at LUMS

intriguing. As it is known that Economics and Mathematics both have a multitude

influence in the real world which would equip an individual to be more

productive in today’s modern era of technology and commerce. By studying the

joint course offered in Mathematics and Economics at LUMS, I am confident that

it would provide me with a chance to build a strong base to my career growth.

For this, I am looking forward to being the part of LUMS where the

ability to develop not only sound academics but professional skills and

proficiency is furnished. Another factor that drives me to get enrolled in LUMS

is certainly to study in an environment which would stimulate my interest

productively in order to harness the possible risk faced by my family business.

Conclusively, my past life seems like a roller

coaster ride to me. As I look back, it has had many ups and downs which taught

me many worthy lessons: to learn, innovate and adapt. I believe that the

completion of the degree in BSc Mathematics and Economics at LUMS would provide

me with a chance to efficiently utilize numeracy skill, strong determination

and commitment, and diversified range of knowledge in a manner that is crucial

to the development of my successful career.