Top 10 Things You Should Know (or Do) Before You Apply to College

My sister is the eldest of us three, so I was in middle school when she started high school. Whenever she'd head off to a college fair or tour, I always wanted to go with her. I loved the booths, the information packets, and the welcome sessions. I loved the orientations, the "O" weeks, and the … Continue reading Top 10 Things You Should Know (or Do) Before You Apply to College

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Top Ten Things You Should Know (Or Do) Before You Get a Ph.D.

I've always loved school. I loved school so much that I went to graduate school three times. I can't promise you that I won't go back to school, either. It calls out to me. Even though I know college isn't the answer. Even though I'm embarrassed by my staggering loan debt. Even though (and you … Continue reading Top Ten Things You Should Know (Or Do) Before You Get a Ph.D.

College Isn’t the Answer (but the answers might be there)

A few months ago I had an afternoon meeting that was scheduled down the street from my alma mater. Since I was still on the clock but the drive back  was treacherous, I wandered over to the Student Center to finish out the day. I graduated from college almost 13 years ago. Since returning to … Continue reading College Isn’t the Answer (but the answers might be there)