Throughout my career as a software consultant, I have been fortunate to work with many high profile fortune 500 companies. I can proudly state that my skills have afforded me many opportunities on a global scale. However, when I think about my future career goals I realize that I still have aspirations that I wish to obtain. By enrolling in the part time/online MBA program at the University of Delaware I feel that I will have the chance to develop new skills that can launch my career to a higher level of success.
I began my educational endeavors in India, where through hard work and dedication I maintained a 3.9 out 4.0 GPA earning a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree from Osmania University. After realizing how deep my interest in software engineering was, I also obtained a higher certificate in that particular area of study from Aptech Computer Education. Soon after entering the work force at Cyber Analysts PVT Ltd, I received an amazing offer to work as a software engineer in Belgium!
My six month stay in Belgium opened my eyes to the global opportunities that were now at my disposal in the field of Information Technology. With my excitement renewed I moved to the United States in September of 2000 working for many various IT firms. With my strong communication and leadership skills as well as analytical perspective, I saw my dreams of success begin to realize with projects from large companies such as Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), J.P Morgan Chase & Co, and the US Department of Defense (worked thru CSC). I also continued my work with overseas clients such as KBC Bank at Brussels, Belgium and KHB Bank at Budapest, Hungary. I was able to experience many different positions within these companies that I found both rewarding and challenging.
With renewed vigor, I once gain found myself wanting to learn more about my chosen career path. I feel that University of Delaware can help me develop my sense of professional identity and provide me with the additional knowledge needed to take the next step in my career. I want to develop a life-long learning process that will foster my desire to maintain a competitive advantage in the IT field. Attending the University of Delaware on a part time/ online basis would mean that I would be able to stay at my current Delaware residence and divide my time efficiently between my career and my educational goals.
Technology is continuously evolving and I endeavor to continue evolving my knowledge of technology as well. A quote from an article I read recently about Information Technology inspired me to take on an MBA program, the article stated, “Major changes in the technological base of American society will alter the knowledge, skills, and values we need to be capable workers and citizens. Evolving information technologies will transform the nature of work, and this transformation will in turn affect the design and content of the school curriculum. As jobs change, schools must shift in response.” (Dede). This statement really made me think about what an important role education plays in my chosen career path.
Overall, I feel that my strong work ethic and analytical skills will afford me success with the University of Delaware’s MBA program. While I am proud of my sixteen years of experience in the field of Information Technology, I also realize the importance of education in insure that I maintain a competitive edge and maintaining a lifelong learning process.
Dede, C. "The Evolution of Information Technology: Implications for Curriculum." -. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.