Category Archives: Grad School

  1. 5 Ways Getting a Graduate Degree Is Like Buying a Car


    December 30, 2014 by Jen

    One of the highlights of December 2014 was making the last of my student loan payments. I felt like the …
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  2. The 12 Gifts Adulthood Gave to Me


    December 27, 2014 by Jen

    On the first day of Christmas, adulthood gave to me…a dishwasher full of clean plates On the second day of …
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  3. Snowmanxiety

    February 4, 2014 by Jen

    My first thought on receiving my grad school’s alumni magazine was, “Only Wake students have such acute performance anxiety that …
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  4. Suggestion from a Stomach

    January 5, 2013 by Jen

    My stomach and I converse fairly regularly. We have a good rapport, and I would rate our communication at about …
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  5. Favorite Grad School Snark

    December 14, 2012 by Jen

    As grateful as I am not to be writing final papers this week, I have my fair share of fun …
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  6. Thanksgiving Punch


    November 22, 2012 by Jen

    Annie and Grace always spent Thanksgiving together, but the year that they were ten, Grace noticed that something was different …
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  7. Let Me Give You One of My Cards

    November 6, 2011 by Jen

    Tonight, I’m listening to Jimmy Stewart’s special narrative introduction to the movie Harvey. I’m getting ready to watch the movie, …
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  8. Today’s Theme Song

    October 11, 2011 by Jen

    Thousand-word Personal Statements If you miss the theme I’m on, you will know that I am goneYou can hear rejection’s …
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  9. 300…Words

    September 14, 2011 by Jen

    Part of my job this summer has been to write very concise pieces of text about major world events, such …
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  10. Impending Epistles


    July 8, 2011 by Jen

    Two days ago, I did a very strange thing. I started writing a personal statement for my PhD applications. It …
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