January 30, 2009
Why the School of Information?
I remember the day when I received my admit letter from the school of information, it was like a sweet shock to me. It was approximately a month after I had applied and this was one of my first admits. I had applied to the school of information specifically because of the flexibility of the programs that are offered here. I have not seen any other place where you have literally a plethora of courses, from all over the University of Michigan, to choose from.
I had initially applied for the Information Analysis & Retrieval specialization, since I had an information technology background, and besides, this specialization most appropriately aligned my interests of pursuing a career in Google. After I arrived, and took up a few courses, I couldn’t help myself but take up another specialization, i.e. Human Computer Interaction, since the courses in this specialization helped me take the perspective of my work from the end-users side.
The school of information has something for everyone ranging from software professionals to corporate managers to archivists. Here you can pick up courses from some of University of Michigan’s world renowned schools like the business school, college of engineering, etc.