Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I have found my destiny...for now.

I have been wrestling back and forth with myself about the idea of getting Masters. I had no desire to go back to school when I graduated with bachelors in Spring 2003, basically because I have been schooling since I was 1 (yep, 1, ask my mom)...so I needed a break. The thought of going back to school has quietly surfaced from time to time now and then..

I started thinking about a MBA - I wanted an useful degree - MBA is an useful degree that I can use in managing or setting up a business.. then I thought of MS in Software engineering, it will be on track with my career, as a software engineer at my work currently. But I did not want to go into the technical side too heavily for my future.. no interest in being a software architect or a developer. I am thinking of something more like project management or such.

I looked at colleges around here in Kansas City metro...and went to KU "Back to School" orientation.. I got scared and still did not feel right.. none of the programs sound right.

Until I went to Rochester, NY over the extra long weekend (another story to be blogged some other time), visiting my alma mater - Rochester Institute of Technology. I really like the school and it provides good programs. I was wandering mindlessly in the halls of Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (where I graduated), looking at boards and such. I saw the bulletion board for masters programs but still did not see anything I wanted so I wandered away. Some gut feeling told me to walk back so I did.. and sure enough, I overlooked this perfect program for me... the second I took out the brochure of the information folder, I knew this is it.

So I am going to apply to the master of science in software development & management program at RIT. It is entirely designed for part time students with distance learning. And even better.. I do not have to take GRE :)

I just feel so right.. it is a very nice feeling to have... no uncertainty or fear of going back to school.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kara said...

Hi.. that's great you've decided to return to school. I don't know if Steve has told you but I'm back in school (at anne arundel community college) to become a massage therapist :-) I've two classes left then I'll be eligible to take the state and national exams to be certified. Hope all's well with you! Love reading your blogs about being frugal! we're beginning to be like that too, hehe

5:31 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Awesome, good luck with your massage therapist degree! Always glad to hear from my avid readers ;)

9:28 PM  
Blogger Sunil said...

Hi. I'm also thinking about joining RIT's MSDM program. How are you liking it so far? What are some of the positives and negatives.

Thanks in advance.

Sunil

3:27 PM  

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