Growing and Remaining

Dear Reader, Would you rather get the hard stuff out of the way quickly or just wait until it comes? Before my professor could finish her sentence asking for volunteers to write the first response papers for next week, my hand and several others had already shot up in the air in an attempt to... Continue Reading →

Sick with Aspirations

Dear Reader, I hope to never get “sick with aspirations.” Starting graduate school last fall was a big step for me. Previously, I had been working multiple part-time jobs that did not allow for career growth. Researching schools, writing essays, getting recommendations, and filling out all of the applications was a months’ long process that... Continue Reading →

The Good, the Bad, and the Ambiguous

Dear Reader, People go back to school during periods of economic uncertainty. We saw it during the 2009 recession and we see a surge in applications again in the wake of COVID-19. Unlike other times, going back to school during the pandemic is not your traditional on-campus experience. While there are some clear benefits to... Continue Reading →

Warning, Error, Failed to Compile

Dear Reader, “Opening your mind” and “learning new things” are all well and good until you actually do them…. I try to be an open-minded person and I generally impulsively go wherever my interests take me. This is the attitude that compelled me to take an advanced optional statistics course in grad school. If you... Continue Reading →

The Elephant at the Table

Dear Reader, Have you ever attended a dinner where no one knew each other? I had a similar experience recently when I went to an informal dinner with prospective applicants to a graduate program. There were 8 prospective students in attendance and 3 current students acting as university ambassadors. We ended up going to a... Continue Reading →

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑