Hello everyone, I'm Sumayya from Pakistan. I am about to graduate with a Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) Degree. I've always been interested in academia but I'm worried my degree is from a different discipline and I've had little experience in teaching. I'm new here so apologies if I sound a little sporadic, but I wanted you to look at my portfolio and let me know
- If I stand a chance at HGSE. I've done a little research and EPM/Learning and Teaching/International Education Policy sounds like something I'd want to do.
- What schools other than HGSE should I apply to, if I'm considering MS in Education (keeping in mind that financial aid is imperative for me), and how many schools on average does a person apply to
- If I really don't stand a chance at HGSE, what other MS programs are suitable for me when you look at my portfolio
So, here goes...
CGPA: 3.88, Elective: 3.9
Experience: 2 internships (8 weeks each), one at an engineering consultancy firm's HR department, another as a digital marketeer and project associate at an NGO
Advisory member for a social entrepreneurship society at my university, aimed to consult schools for the underprivileged (January-present)
One year as the Head of Talent Management at my University's Alumni association aiming to provide merit-based loans for those who can't afford tuition (2015)
Other experiences include several freelance writing jobs, digital art and the like.
I've written an extensive research paper on Feminist Advertising as my final year project. I've also done several other projects including Consultancy reports, White Papers, Case Analysis etc., as part of the courses I took.
I'm yet to give the GRE and write my SOP. But I am a meticulous and hard working and am quite certain I will do well on them (God willing). My LORs are also going to be strong, my university's Dean has also agreed to write me one.
I'm also willing to take an year off to get some corporate experience, and perhaps even do a part time job as a lab instructor my university offered me. Would that make any difference?
Any sort of help would be appreciated!