So just to keep everyone in the loop, I am still in the process of applying for grad school. I am applying to three different schools, Salem State University, the University of Vermont, and the University of Connecticut all for the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program. It’s a two year program that focuses on the history, issues, and general overview of HESA in the U.S.
I definitely found the inspiration and interest in this program and the different career paths it can lead to through working in Residence Life, so it’s kind of cool that it has had such a huge impact on my life. Don’t get me wrong though, I definitely still want to teach literature.
It’s kind of a terrifying but still really exciting process – though I can say as of right now my biggest piece of advice to anyone thinking about going through the graduate school application process while still in their undergrad – start early. I started early, and I still feel overwhelmed, so. But I can say that as of last Saturday, (10.29) I officially submitted my application to SSU and once my transcript, letters of recommendation, and all that are in, I will be under consideration.
It’s so wild that this is really my life right now, but it’s also such a great feeling to be really taking hold of something that I want and going for it. That being said, I do have two applications to finish, so you’ll catch me working to finish those by the mid-November point.