Graduate Entrance Application

I have always lived by the motto that we never understand our true potential until we try.

At the same time, I am also fortunate to have been helped by many people during difficult times.  These experiences have also helped me to realize that society prospers when those with potential and resources are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of less fortunate members of society.  This is why I want to pursue my Masters in Technology Management with a concentration in Health Services Management, which can help me to be of service to some of the most vulnerable members of society.  I am also seeking a Masters in Technology Management/Health Services Management. I would like to emphasize that with the growing technology, having a dual career is valuable.  I want to be a positive role model for my children  and to prove that we—and not our circumstances—determine our eventual destiny in life.  Not only will I be the first member in my family to pursue a graduate degree, but I will also be able to prove the skeptics wrong who are convinced that single mothers such as me do not have what it takes to complete the graduate degree and to have a successful career as a Healthcare Administrator.  I am specifically interested in becoming a Healthcare Administrator in the Navy because I realize that the program is challenging and will push me to do my best.

I believe that education takes place both inside and outside of classrooms.  As a result, I have chosen this college because it has a world class faculty and a smart student body with

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diverse work experiences that will help me to expand my thinking horizon.  I also like the program’s balanced approach to academic theories and real world applications. I regularly follow the news and trends in the healthcare sector and am aware that more and more healthcare organizations are adopting practices from the corporate world to manage their limited resources more efficiently.  Consequently, I believe it is important for me to learn business concepts, as well as soft skills such as communication, leadership, and teamwork, in the program.  Such knowledge and skills should enable me to make valuable contributions  towards improving business models and achieving greater operating efficiencies at organizations that I may work for in the future.

I come from a first-generation low-income Haitian family and have witnessed issues faced by under-represented populations; such as no or inadequate access to safe, effective and quality healthcare.  I am also aware of the trend of the aging populations in developed countries, such as the United States, and how the healthcare sector is inadequately prepared to meet their needs in the coming few decades.  When I decided to pursue a career in healthcare, my goal was not only career and financial security, but to also have access to opportunities to permit me to make positive contributions to the overall welfare of society.  A school where I will meet people in a diverse range of industries and cultures will help me gain insights into innovative and effective practices that work in third world countries.  I eventually hope to join an organization that is not afraid to tackle some of the toughest health issues around the world.

I hope that a Masters degree in Technology Management/Health Services Management in State University of New York Institute of Technology will equip me with the knowledge and skills to tackle the greatest healthcare issues and make this world a better place for everyone.