Why College X - IT/Business

Essay Prompt

Notre Dame is an adventure that will develop more than just your intellect. Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, believed that to provide a true education “the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.” What excites you about attending Notre Dame? (150-200 words)

Sample Essay

Professor Frandsen starts the class with an introduction to Stravinsky and his journey that eventually led him to America. Even though I plan on majoring in Information Technology Management in the Mendoza College of Business, I don't plan on neglecting all my other interests. The First-Year of Studies program at Notre Dame lets me continually dive into these topics, like the Composers and their Critics seminar. And the classroom is filled with students just like me – who are ecstatic in a discussion over music yet are pursuing research in a cancer lab or are leading the student government.

I've embraced Notre Dame's culture of thinking critically and am doing so in a philosophy class. These logical tools open up a different perspective of approaching the world, and give me the skills to solve programming problems in Information Technology. I will be working on improving data sharing and communications as an IT Manager, since I believe that technology can enhance our lives without causing privacy issues or depersonalization in human interactions. As I roam South Bend with friends checking off experiences from the First-Year Urban Challenge, I realize that yes, Notre Dame is the perfect home for me.

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