In this second section in writing the personal statements for the Government of Ireland – International Education Scholarship (GOI-IES). This version is a better version than the first version of the personal statement. However, as I have won the scholarship, I could not win the scholarship twice. But I suppose that this version is worth sharing for other applicants.
Please note that this version is intended for applicants that have spent their first study year in Ireland.
Along with this material, You can go there to read my experience winning the scholarship
Please have a look and let me know your comments
What is the benefit of becoming a GOI-IES Scholar, to yourself (personally and professionally), to Ireland, and to your country of origin?
|PERSONALLY: To better comprehend world diversities. As global problems become more and more sophisticated, there is a need to collaborate with people other than our cultures. Hence, we need to comprehend and appreciate various cultures, develop a sustain relationship with other people. The world is becoming increasingly diverse and includes people of many religions, languages, economic groups, and other cultural groups.
It is becoming crystal clear that to build communities that are successful at improving conditions and resolving problems, we need to understand and appreciate many cultures, establish relationships with people from cultures other than our own, and build strong alliances with different cultural groups.
PROFESSIONALLY: I could go for a full professorship
In Indonesia, it is impossible to be a full professor without having such a PhD degree.
For this reason, I continue my PhD in Ireland.
As such, I see Ireland as the best country to study Information systems.
The high number of outstanding IS scholars works in Ireland, especially in the University College Cork, is a strong signal that continuing my PhD at this place is worth taking.
Therefore, I could strengthen myself in the IS research network and make noticeable contributions to the discipline.
TO IRELAND: Make joint-research-contributions by publishing papers in major IS conferences or journals.
I’d like to continuously collaborate with Irish researchers to publish substantial works under reputable publishers. During my initial six-months, I have attempted twice in collaborating with IS researchers in Ireland.
My first attempt with four co-authors to publish a paper in European-Conference-of-Information-Systems (ECIS), the best IS conference in the European continent, was unsuccessful. It was rejected on February 28, 2019. Nevertheless, our second attempt was successful.
Our work is accepted with minor revision for a reputable International Journal.
For my PhD program, it is the earliest publication that a PhD student ever made. Hence, it is a notable achievement.
The focus of my research is “workarounds”. A workaround is a post IT implementation phenomenon where people start deviating process from prescribed procedures (usually bounded by the IT system).
Such that, workaround happens because people perceive misfits between the sanctioned IT-systems and the real-world reality.
For example, paramedics employ shadow-paper-based-systems to duplicate existing Health IT systems or an operator develops and uses “illegal” spreadsheets to calculate tax.
Workaround itself is a dilemmatic under-research-phenomenon despite its prevalence. Here, workarounds are helpful to address daily-problems, are not-harmful by intention, and are the-innovation-sources.
However, workaround impacts could be catastrophic (if not controlled), as it may be cross-functions in organizations. Therefore, I aim to investigate the potential control-procedures for workarounds.
TO COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: to boost research publications and improve teaching capabilities.
When I become a GOI-IES scholar, I could do more to Indonesia.
Currently, I secured a lecturer position at rank four-best university in Indonesia. To this point, I would be able to improve my teaching and research capabilities.
In terms of education, I would be able to extract pedagogy insights that Ireland shares.
In terms of research, I would be able to strengthen theoretical IS research in Indonesia.
Today, the Indonesia contribution to the IS theory is minimal as most of the research efforts are closer to computer science or Industrial engineering.
As a GOI-IES Scholar, how will you extend yourself beyond your project/studies to become actively involved in Irish society in order to maximize your academic/cultural exchange experience and raise awareness of the GOI-IES scheme in Ireland and beyond?
|There are several ways to improve cultural exchanges:
Explain the extent to which you have a long-term interest in Ireland and how will you promote links with Ireland during your time as a GOI-IES Scholar and following your studies, as GOI-IES Alumni?
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I have a very strong interest to continue my PhD in Ireland because it provides facilities to become a prolific scholar and a complete individual. Those facilities are (but not limited):
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DURING STUDY TIME
You can go there to read my experience winning the scholarship
After finishing your application, please assure that you have properly paraphrased the outputs. As the GOI-IES committee now employs an online system, it is possible that your application is compared with others. Hence, any similarities can be a pain point of your application.