“I always assumed that working at a small school was like scraping the bottom of the barrel.” The moment this was stated, I knew exactly what this graduate student was saying. It was a sentiment I have heard from various graduate students that I have connected with over the course of the summer. There seemed … More Does Size Matter? Professional experiences at small colleges and universities.
Today marks the first anniversary of when I packed my belongings into a U-Haul and left the farmlands of New England and landed in this concrete jungle. Reflecting on what this experience has meant to me thus far, I was able to glean some nuggets of wisdom that I have picked up along the way. There … More 365 Days in New York: Lessons Learned
I don’t exercise, I compete. Being active isn’t a chore, it’s a responsibility. Balance doesn’t mean avoiding work, it means embracing it. I am an athlete. I participate in competitive sports that push me beyond my current capability. It’s a process that enables me to move past discomfort into what I thought was impossible. In … More Suck it up, Buttercup. Go the Extra Mile.