Graduate School

I just thought I would let people know that I was accepted to the sociology program at Humboldt State University with an emphasis in teaching. I will start at the end of August, but have already started to read the books required for my classes.

Speaking in Tongues

A Russian education is typically more theoretical than practical. However, one area where the subject matter is all about practicality is linguistics, where a Russian education really shines. Check out the cunning linguists you can find in Russia and Ukraine:http://bit.ly/17zuj7b

                                                                    Anastasia Philo

onward and where?

Well I am in my last quarter as an undergraduate. It's taken a long time since I starter late out of high school then took many years off to work and help my family, but I am finally getting my BA this June. I am taking one class (the last one required) right now and I find myself wondering what to do next. The problem isn't deciding what I want to do after college, but that I have too many things I want to do. I would like to teach in Europe, get a master's degree, get my teaching credential, get a job. Too many right! Of course I am planning on looking for a job soon, but what I really would like to do is get away if only for a while because god knows I deserve it after the last few years of hell i've been through in my life. I figure i'm not getting any younger and school will always be there when I get back.

Well, back to reality of now and maybe I can maintain the focus to go after my wish.
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Grad school essay samples

I am applying to grad. school in California. CSU Chico, Humboldt, and other places. I have already talked to their graduate coordinators. They told me not to send something to long, but not to short? They never really gave me a concrete number. How long was your sample? Thanks.

Free Amazon Prime for students

Amazon is currently giving free 1 year memberships to Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping) to current students with a .edu email address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info I'm not sure how long they're offering this (it doesn't say on the site).

Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!

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I have created this blog to chronicle my trials and tribulations of being a single, twenty-five year old, workaholic on a journey to find Mr.Right. I have had my fair share of ups and downs with relationships through the years and after being single for a while I have decided to put a serious effort into trying to find someone to settle down with. Since I have been single there has been a slew of Mr.RightNows and I’m trying to get beyond that.

I have always been told that the right person will fall into my life when I’m not looking for them, but with work and other activities I’m in; I’m just not seeing that happen anytime soon. Anyhow, I tend to be a “grab life by the horns” type of person to begin with.

This brings me to my personality type and the type of guy I am looking for. I am well educated and I have very little tolerance for those who do not take the value of education seriously. I am also very active outdoors and need who ever I’m with to be able to keep up. It has already been stated that I’m a workaholic, which I can be more intense than I should be. I guess “Intense” all around is a good way to describe me.

So today I start my public quest! Wish me luck and feel free to post any questions.

One half in academia

I'm the other half. I work in a university  library, but I only have a bachelor's.  I don't have any immediate plans to go to grad school, but my spouse is at the end of a PhD program.  We're not long for this city, and 99.9% likely to move to another state or country due to my spouse's field.  I've found myself in limbo.  Support him (he's been working towards this for so long) but put myself on hold? It's hard to commit to things (school, non-profit boards, leadership positions at work) when you don't know if you'll be gone in the next 6 months.  

Is there anybody else here who is the non-academic half? Who feels like they're betraying themselves a little by putting themselves on hold for someone else?

Lack of support, excess of stress

Abstract: Girl can't decide if she should stay in her relationship once she goes to grad school this September, because currently the relationship is already strained because of academic pursuits - wouldn't grad school and distance make things worse?

The details:

I've been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. I love him. He's just what I was looking for, we get along really well, have similar interests etc. Unfortunately, we're both trying really hard in school right now. I'm finishing my undergraduate degree and will be starting an MLIS (library science) degree this September. He has 2 more years of undergraduate studies and is obsessed with entering the honours program, and later getting a master's and a doctorate.

Already, I hate it when he can't go out with me because he's studying. He can't talk to me on the phone for 20 min. 'cause he needs to finish a paper. He has to get up at 6am every day to study. I really admire his dedication, and I happen to think that school is extremely important... but I sometimes want to be the center of his life. I know I'm extremely important to him; he has skipped class because we needed to talk, he always takes my calls, and consistently makes an effort to make me happy. The bad part is that I understand how important school is, and often let him have the time and space he needs to do his best. (He's no good at studying with me around, unfortunately. But we're working on it.)

I'm stressed, sad, and lonely. I know things will be easier during the summer, but I'm desperately afraid of what September holds. Our relationship will suddenly be long-distance, he'll (I assume) be in an honours program and I'll be in my first year of grad school. I'm terrified.

Some advice would be greatly appreciated! I don't want to hurt him or myself emotionally, but most importantly our academic careers!
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