Second quarter has started decidedly faster than the first. The first paper for our core course is due in two weeks. Groups are already forming and topics are being determined for group projects in my elective.
Fortunately, first quarter helped me become a better and more efficient student. My study skills are sharper. I’m now reading [...]
The first day back started with a lull. The early arrivals were reviewing readings and syllibi, nodding hello, making quite conversation. As more and more students shuffled into the atrium, the lull grew to a hum and became almost a roar.
We were back. Chatting animatedly. Laughing. Hugging and sharing vacation stories as well as hopes [...]
With the holiday season behind us and the New Year underway, it is a perfect time to take stock in our gifts. Not the gifts we gave or received, but the skills and talents we can share with our coworkers, friends, family and community.
Through the MSC Program, I’ve learned to view my skills and talents [...]
Seems wherever I go, my affiliations with Northwestern and the MSC Program are leading to new connections or renewing old ones. During our holiday party I reconnected with someone I had worked with almost 20 years ago. He graduated from the MSC Program in 2010 and now works for the University with one of my [...]
For the most part I’m happy with the way that the fall quarter worked out; but being the person that I am I can also see some room for improvement so I have thought of a few things that will make it better:
I’d like to be a little more paper-less. Our instructors frequently provide PDF [...]
The MSC Program seems to have an accelerating affect on time. It’s hard to believe there are only three classes and a practicum left in this quarter. But it is not only the weeks that are flying by; it’s the days as well.
Saturday morning I left my house at 7:45 and it was not until [...]
A year ago I was in your place. I became an avid reader of the Master of Science in Communication blog because it was the best way to know about the program, be able to know what students were living and how was their experience at the MSC program.
It is not easy to find the [...]
This past week in our Leadership and Decision Making class, we did a really wonderful activity that explored our values. To give a little bit of background, all quarter, we’ve been working on teams of about five people evaluating case studies. The team meetings we have are videotaped, and we watch them afterward. While watching [...]
Eleanor Roosevelt’s immortal advice speaks to moving beyond your comfort zone and reminds me of my journey to pursue a master’s degree – specifically the MSC Program. Every step of the process evoked a new fear, questions, introspection and more than my fair share of self-doubt. Is this really the right move? Do I have [...]
One of the great things about being a part of the MSC program is that you get to go to school in Evanston. Why is Evanston great you may wonder? Well, dear reader, let me give you several reasons and some of my favorite places:
Northwestern’s campus- as someone who went to school in a very [...]