I had a conversation this morning with two close friends in the Education Policy and Management program. One of them had been feeling unsettled all week and something in particular that she said stuck with me – she said that she feels far away from her work experience. We talked about how many weeks can … More Reflection
This time last year, like some of you, I had just been notified of my admission to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I had many of the same thoughts and feelings that I imagine you have right now – excitement, gratitude, anxiety, curiosity, relief, etc. In six weeks my classmates and I will submit … More What I learned this year
They told me this would happen – that the post-HGSE horizon comes up fast and, before I knew it, I’d be back in the job market. They were right. It seems like the common greeting around campus has become, “Hey! How’s your job search going?” Answers vary. A small number of people already have offers, … More The Job Search
If you’re reading this, then the deadline to apply for Fall 2012 admission to HGSE has come and gone. If you submitted an application, you may be wondering, “What do I do with myself now?” As a former admission counselor and former HGSE applicant, I want to share some thoughts and ideas regarding your current … More So you applied…Now what?
“Doing is being,” according to Professor Kathryn Masyn. After taking Professor Masyn’s Introduction to Applied Data Analysis this fall, I think what she means is that classroom learning is abstract – it only becomes real in practice. This past semester, each of my final projects were great examples of “being by doing,” of putting knowledge … More First semester finals: Doing is Being
HGSE is obviously home to a world-class faculty. With my first semester ending, I continue to be impressed by the knowledge, candor, and professionalism of my professors. I firmly believe, however, that I have learned just as much (if not more) from my peers as from the faculty. My fellow students at HGSE and the other … More Learning from friends: HGSE Student Research Conference
‘Tis the season to be thankful for our myriad blessings. Accordingly, my friends and I who serve on the Education Policy and Management Student Association organized a school-wide “ThanksGIVING Drive” to collect and donate food, clothing, and money to local charities. We structured the drive as a friendly competition between all the programs at HGSE. … More ThanksGIVING Drive = success!