Who’s going to be a New York University Alumni ?? That’s right ME!
In case you don’t know me well enough to know that I have a real job/career. You know, one that pays the excessive bills I have every month, and its at a college/university. I actually enjoy what I do and find it to be satisfying and would love to spend my life in this field, just not in the current job I have. So, I’m attending the New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. I will be looking to receive a M.A in Higher Education/Student Personnel Administration (or as my lovely coworker calls it, my Nursing Degree)
I am so excited because I’ve been wanting to go back for a Master’s Degree for some time. Initially when I took my first full-time job at Rutgers when I graduate it was with the intention to get a FREE graduate degree while employed there, but at the time I was so all over the place and unsure of what I actually wanted to do with my life, because I was one of those people who had no idea what they really wanted to do with the life after college and majored in Journalism & Media Students because I do enjoy writing. So I did take that time to take some non-matric classes to feel my way around, I took a Budget & Marketing class, an English Class (graduate English students are weirdo central by the way!), and even a spanish class. Eventually I begain to decide I did enjoy working in the education field and was torn between School Counseling and College Student Affairs, I took a Counseling & Interview course which was a requirement for both degrees and took the time to decide which job was for me and decided I LOVE working in colleges. I just don’t have the patience for anyone younger than 17 and I like the workplace environment. So then I began to research other programs and not limit myself to the school I was working at, especially since I was unsatisfied with my job there. And that’s how I got here
I’m really happy because this was the #1 goal I set for myself back in early 2010, peep: http://cleosunshine.com/2010/01/my-non-new-years-resolutions/
# 1. Get into Grad School !!!
Let’s take a minute to reflect back on the other goals I made:
Write More: Um, I did get published, but I didn’t write here as much as I should/could have.
Read more non-fiction: I read a lot this year, so much that I had to give up my Barnes & Noble membership in lieu of a free library card. Yeah. But I can’t say I read 1 non-fiction a month. #drats
Prioritize: I guess I did focus on some things and didn’t spend as much time online, I just spent that time shopping or eating… hmm
Be more family oriented: This was hit or miss. I did feel like I was making a big effort, I just felt it wasn’t returned so I gave up.