For various family reasons, I am applying to 12 schools. Thankfully, my recommenders have been gracious and understanding of my situation.
Now that I have already sent 5 apps out, I have been a bit nervous about my prospects. Some days, I think I will fare well, and on other days, I think I will have to say farewell!
At the risk of being very easily identifiable to admissions spies (
), here is a quick profile:
: 740/97% (Q 50, V 40) AWA 5.5
: Masters in IT (in 2008), Harvard
GPA to date: 3.74
Program is through continuing ed division.
: BA in Economics (1988), Pennsylvania
: 17+ years in technology management primarily in printing and media realms, including 7 years with Disney. Last employment as VP of a software company serving clients such as E!, Fox, Disney.
: My interests are along the border of strategy, technology, and management. So I am applying to IS programs where faculty and curriculum have a strategic/impact leaning, or strategy/policy programs where there is a technology interest.
Interest in applying object-oriented analysis in other realms (strategy, organization). I have developed a generic model over the past 10 years to glue management and technology together.
: Currently serving as RA developing a game theory tournament application for use in Harvard courses. Will be using it as a test bed for some of my supervisor's teaching and work. I am adding several tests in there as well.
: 2 from Deans (1 Assoc. who runs the IT program, 1 Asst. who is my research supervisor), another is professional from 9 year colleague/client, another is from course instructor from last year (where I can put more than 3).
: current president of student association... Phillips Andover grad... no honors, awards, publications... PhD project participant... Hispanic... some community activism/leadership history (not major)... California native.
Would any of those out there currently in a program care to give feedback on my SOP? Would love to get some perspective and hear your thoughts on my prospects.
Thanks to all and wish me luck!