End Of Semester Reflections

thAs the end of semester has abruptly come to a close and summer classes have quickly started approaching, I have begun my ritual end-of-session reflecting. As mentioned in my bio, I am at the very end of completing my M.A. in Educational Leadership and am a few credits away from graduation. Grad school isn’t as terrifying as I thought it would be, in fact, it has actually been quite enjoyable so far! Is it for everyone? Definitely not. Throughout my future posts, I plan to share with readers both the highs and the lows of being a grad student, along with an abundance of advice and guidance regarding graduate studies.

While my focus will be centralized around themes regarding grad school, I also hope to shed light on my first-hand experiences in a demanding program while balancing an equally demanding job. I will additionally mention the importance of technology in the job search process, how to maintain positive digital footprints and how to put yourself out there in order to land the job you are looking for. I am the type of person who does not say “no” to any proposition…no matter how challenging. This isn’t always a good thing but I have constantly juggled multiple jobs throughout my life and excelled in school at the same time while maintaining an excellent GPA. I hope that my experience and suggestions about various fields of work and academic life will guide you on your journeys, as well. Dedication to mastery is what we are all in search for when completing a master’s degree and that is exactly what you should be looking for – a deep passion for your field of study and broader theoretical and practical knowledge on the disciple at hand. I truly hope that my advice assists you in your future decisions.

“We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience.”

– John Dewey

Best,

Lisa

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