It’s difficult to believe, but I am now working through Midterms week of my first of two semesters for my Masters of IT Management program. Glancing back at my blog, I see that my last post on December 12th essentially lamented the fact that I needed to return to school. To bring you all up to speed, after having a wonderful Christmas back in California with my wife, I started my coursework at the Illinois Institute of Technology. My semester has been pretty busy with various technical projects, but I’m happy to say that I’m on track to graduate from my program in December.
My coursework has been pretty interesting so far. Here’s a run-down of the courses I’m taking
On the job front, I am still as active looking for work as I was prior to beginning my program. I’ve applied for quite a few positions and internships over the past few months, and I think that I’ve got some good leads. Ideally, I would like to start full-time work this summer and complete the remainder of graduate school part-time, but I’ve also seen some promising internship opportunities. We’ll have to see how this works out.
Although most of my attention in the past few months has been dedicated to school, I’ve really been trying to keep my life in balance. My wife, Erica, is a tremendous help in this regard. I’m also glad to be in such a great parish and RCIA group. Speaking of which, this Sunday is my Rite of Election in the Roman Catholic Church. Essentially, the purpose of this rite is for each catechumen and candidate to be formally welcomed by the apostolic hierarchy of the church. I’ll be heading to the Holy Name Cathedral in downtown Chicago to be formally welcomed by Cardinal Francis George. I’m looking forward to seeing the Cathedral. It’s quintessentially “Chicago.” In 1926 Al Capone and his gunmen killed “Hymie” Weiss in front of the place, and a bullet is still embedded in the cornerstone.