First Question (Required):
In the first part of your essay, we would like to learn more about your vision for your graduate studies and subsequent professional career. We have provided some prompts that may stimulate and guide your thinking:
What made you decide to apply to the Faculty of Information?
How do your academic, professional, and/or personal experiences and future aspirations align with our Master of Information and/or Master of Museum Studies program?
Which Concentration(s) best suit your interest, (if applicable)?
What topics, problems, or questions would you like to explore during your studies?
What are your career goals? Do you intend to apply for co-op /why?
Upon graduation, how do you see yourself contributing to the information and/or museum industry?
What does it mean to you to be an information and/or museum professional?
Second Question (select one of the four):
In this second part, select one question to respond to. We hope to better understand your interpersonal skills and self-reflective capabilities. You should feel free to provide example(s) from your personal/professional/academic experiences.
The Faculty of Information traditionally incorporates a substantial amount of group work into many of its courses. Reflecting on your experiences, what kind of a role have you typically adopted when working as part of a team? Talk about your communication and collaboration skills, working dynamics, and empathy towards other members of the group.
The Faculty of Information is strongly committed to creating and supporting a diverse academic environment. We welcome applications from persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, persons with diverse backgrounds and interests and candidates who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Tell us how you will contribute to the diversification of the Faculty of Information community.
Information and museum experts must be adaptable to a changing work environment. Tell us about a time when you experienced a change in your academic, professional and/or personal life, and how you managed that change. How did it impact you? What did you see as the benefits and/or opportunities for growth that came with change?
Pursuing a graduate degree is a personal commitment that requires persistence, dedication and an ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Write about a time that you did not manage your commitments effectively. What was the outcome and what did you learn from that experience? What would you do differently while completing this program?
First Question (Required):