What made you choose a Master's in Information Management and Systems over a Master's in Engineering? Do you think this has impacted your career path? Did you consider any other graduate programs before deciding to attend Cal?
At Berkeley ISchool the focus is around future of information. So I felt that was pretty interesting. Moreover, the research at ISchool centers around areas like HCI, Information Retrieval, Technology for Social Causes, Information Law & Policy etc. I was always interested in wide applications of computing. So ISchool was natural choice. ISchool has really helped in my career and I'm really grateful to Cal.
I had an admission offer from CMU's HCI program and University of Michigan's HCI program. But I liked the academic culture at Cal and thought being in bay area was an added advantage.