I applied to grad school this year. I submitted my documents to five different universities and got into all of them. Now that I got in, I’m asking myself: Now what? Do I still want this as much as I used to?
Reading this letter gives me chills to this day. I will be forever grateful to Berea College for their generosity and for believing in me. I was very hesitant about…
Many people whom I respect and admire advise against going to college. Although I agree with them in some respect (many careers do not require a college degree, so you are doing yourself a huge disservice by attending it), I also think that the “college isn’t worth it” is a generalization that needs to be contextualized. So here is my attempt to begin the conversation about this.
It's been a while since I posted anything here – not because I don't have anything to say (trust me, my blog backlog is full of posts), but mostly because of the current prioritization of my projects.
I always thought I’d go to grad school right after college. I did my research, talked with different people, and asked for advice. I quickly realized that I needed to be a citizen of the U.S. to apply for graduate fellowships that I was interested in (which I wasn’t at the time). That’s when I made the decision to work full-time, and apply to grad school once I become a citizen. Turns out, that was one of the best decisions of my life.