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Goals essay for career change to IT through MS in MIS (Management Information Systems)


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Oct 27, 2013   #1
Hello Experts,

I am going to apply shortly to the MS program in MIS offered by Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. I have written my goals essay for the same and I request the members of the forum to please review it and provide me your valuable feedback. Please find below my essay:

Name: Anupama Singhal.
Course: Masters of Management Information Systems (MMIS).

After a bachelors and a master's degree in arts and about two years of a work experience in the fashion and apparel industry I want to challenge myself and earn a degree in IT. I want to make a career in information technology. A lot of people in the country I come from would find it unusual. Perhaps it has something to do with my love for computers and technology which started when my father gifted me a laptop when I was 14. I instantly fell in love with my laptop and used to spend hours playing games on it. It was an addiction back then and even today.

I have had two passions when I was a kid, one was for the arts and the other was for technology. It was my creativity and passion for the arts which led me to pursue a master's degree in arts from the UK, and now I think it's the time that I pursue my passion for technology. The kind of determination I have shown to pursue and successfully complete my master's course in the arts gives me the confidence that I can successfully take this challenge.

Since my school days I have been comfortable with computers and technology. Even though in my high school I had arts as a major I chose informatics as my elective which involved DBMS language FoxPro, programming languages C and HTML and object oriented language C++. I liked informatics and I performed well in the subject. Apart from core IT concepts, I am interested in ERP systems like SAP.I have read about it and I am amazed with the kind of things this software can do and the efficiency with which it enables the business to run. I want to utilize my domain experience in fashion, apparel and sales and merge it with relevant modules in SAP to strengthen my technical skills as a business analyst. I don't want to be just a professional who know SAP, rather I want to be an analyst who understands the complete IT infrastructure of a company, which is where this MMIS program will help me.

During my bachelors, I was always inclined towards using latest design software available at that time. I always believed technology can provide us maximum precision with consistency at the minimum cost. I have been a very data driven person. I want to take the next step in the same direction and acquire technical expertise by combining my data analysis skills with technology so that I could provide smart business solutions to my future employer and add value to their business.

I got married in 2012 and I quit my job, came to US and joined my husband. My dream to pursue my passion in technology came along with me. I always knew the quality of education in the United States is one of the best in the world, and that aspect itself increased my interest manifolds. I started searching for good courses offered in information technology by reputed universities and there I came across the MMIS program offered by Metropolitan State University.

I went through the description of each course and instantly felt connected with the program. I made several calls to the University for inquiring more about the course and the admission process and even attended a session on the MMIS program by Dr. David Bouchard. After attending the session I was convinced this course is meant for me.

I am hopeful that I will get the opportunity to pursue my passion and execute my plan and the vision I have for my career and emerge as a sound professional who is ready to contribute to the success of the business and the society as a whole.
amorphous1 - / 15 3  
Oct 29, 2013   #2
Excellent essay. You have clearly showed your passion for IT. You have also established your past experience and interest in computers that show you can take on IT.

I want to utilize my domain experience in fashion, apparel and sales and merge it with relevant modules in SAP to strengthen my technical skills as a business analyst.

To me, this is the single most persuasive reason for your applications to MMIS. Consider highlighting this essay by putting it around the beginning of your essay.

Good Job!

~amorphous1


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