Class, Readings, Assignments, Group Discussions, Events…and an Internship

Prior to arriving to HGSE, I had envisioned that I would fully immerse myself into student life. I thought, “I’m going to get all of my readings done on time. I’m going to complete my assignments ahead of time. I’m going to attend all of the campus events that I’m interested in. I will not … More Class, Readings, Assignments, Group Discussions, Events…and an Internship

A Week at HGSE

It’s a Sunday evening in mid-October. I’m watching the Red Sox playoff game on TV (Go Twins, but what are the playoffs?) and the much discussed fall foliage is beginning to appear. We’ve finished up our sixth week of class, and after moving to Boston from the Pacific North West, my home for the last … More A Week at HGSE

“College 4 Me”: Middle School Students Make a Campus Visit to HGSE

Prevention Science and Practice students like me at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) have a super cool opportunity to intern with schools and community organizations serving K-12 students throughout our entire school year. I was lucky enough to run an after school course at Gardner Pilot Academy called College 4 Me, a dual-generation … More “College 4 Me”: Middle School Students Make a Campus Visit to HGSE

HackED

One of the reasons I was so excited to join the Technology, Innovation and Education (TIE) cohort at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) was the opportunity to “innovate” – whatever that meant. I arrived on campus from a profession where uniformity and standards are, understandably, of the utmost importance in order to make … More HackED

The opportunities are endless!

I’m learning that the opportunities to engage with course material in innovative ways are endless at HGSE. I’ve been especially impressed with how possible—and encouraged—it is to tailor-make opportunities for myself. The faculty and staff are intent on cultivating students’ individual passions and supporting them in diverse ways; academically, emotionally, and even financially. I recently … More The opportunities are endless!

Further Up and Further In

“What do you think?” I’m sitting in a room with two researchers who are silently studying my first attempt at organizing data gathered from thirty-six schools they work with. After looking at the spreadsheet projected on the wall for a few moments, they turned and asked to hear my thoughts. I had barely known what … More Further Up and Further In

The Job Search

With just over a month left before graduation, landing a dream job is high on many HGSE students’ priority lists. I’m still working on defining exactly what a “dream job” looks like to me, but luckily I have plenty of resources here to help me figure it out. The HGSE Career Services Office (CSO) is … More The Job Search