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Thinking of Grad school? - 5 Tips to Help

I remember graduation being right around the corner. I thought that after receiving my B.A. at Hamline University, I would go straight to graduate school. I applied to TWO different grad school programs (PsyD in Clinical Psychology and M.S. 865 more words


The Wait Begins

Deep breath. 

When I first started this blog, my life was a bit of a mess. Some could argue that not much has changed, but I beg to differ. 1,770 more words


October 17, 1998 - Saturday - 3:24 p.m.

We went to Portsmouth First Pentecostal Holiness church last night.  I rode in the van next to Kimberly.  Then sun was setting as we drove over the water and the skyscrapers of downtown Norfolk were silhouetted by a perfect sky.   106 more words

How Were You Mentored as a Doctoral Student? Tell Us About It!

Mentoring of doctoral students is varied and diverse depending on the degree, discipline, and institution. I know that mentoring happens informally and formally from peers, professors, colleagues, and more. 609 more words

Higher Ed

Creating Hope in Students

In the text Writing Hope Strategies for Writing Success in Secondary Schools by Dr. Nicole Sieben, she poses the questions “What experiences and/or people helped you learn to have and/or develop hope in life? 458 more words


This is 26.

I wanted to write about something a little different today. Each year around my birthday I like to reflect on where I am, where I’ve been, and what goals I have for my future. 687 more words

How I defeated my first year of Graduate School with a 4.0

As like many other college graduates, I struggled with what I wanted to do in life once I graduated with my bachelors.  I got a BS in Fashion Merchandising, because at 18 that’s what I wanted to do in life, be in the fashion industry, but at 20 and 21, I knew that was no longer my interest, but stuck with the degree because one, the major I had switched too, Marketing, was too hard, and two, I didn’t want to be in school any longer than what I had to be.  731 more words