Category Archives: Grad School Love

Notes about my graduate school experience from the search and beyond…

Random Thought thanks to my thesis advisor

So I had a meeting with my thesis advisor today. We were talking about, go figure, my thesis. My topic, for those who don’t know, is racial diversity awareness within the Interfraternity Council at a large southern school. IFC communities … Continue reading

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Navigating Orientation

Dear Parents, Let’s talk. I love that you want to come to orientation. Your support is great. It helps build the community and let’s be honest, we presenters love it when we see you in presentations because you are actually … Continue reading

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Where I Stand Today (Graduate Edition, Part IV)

Having survived year one and now with the summer rolling, I wanted to address a few details. First, the school you choose can make or break your experience. I have seen this happen first hand. Please let me begin by … Continue reading

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Advertising Student Affairs

We don’t do a good job of advertising. What I mean by “we” in that is those of us working in student affairs. We do not do a good job of advertising what exactly it is that we do. Faculty … Continue reading

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What is Leadership?

So I have been taking a class on leadership in higher education this semester. It is one of the courses required for doctoral students in the higher ed program here and I have thoroughly enjoyed the environment. We have discussed … Continue reading

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How to Describe What I Do (Higher Ed Edition)

So after discussing the topic with friends and cohort members and hearing a number of perspectives, I wanted to offer this resource to those considering working in Higher Education, particularly student affairs and services. When I was considering this career … Continue reading

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Are you disgusted?

So after my recent piece on feminism, I wanted to follow-up in response to something I read recently on The Harvard Crimson about a young lady who is letting Harvard know that they won. Take some time to read it. … Continue reading

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Establish the Connection

I have been given the privilege recently of serving as the president of the Higher Education Student Association (HESA) at my university. This org was on it’s last legs. I was looking into the group whose last post on twitter … Continue reading

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Why do we feel the need…

I recently completed a post on Essential Reading for all FSL Leaders. This piece ignited a conversation between myself and some friends and one I have noticed in a number of places. The idea behind post like this up front … Continue reading

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Who is Responsible?

So we had a deep and very intense discussion last night in my College Student Development Theory class around this piece: Student’s Death of U. of C. There were a few very serious ideas people faced as we went through … Continue reading

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