This might just be my last blog post here on The Grad Cafe, and it is an exciting turn of events. How I went from a 'decaf' lurker to a Master's Student is certainly a trek I will not soon forget. I still wake up some days just wondering how I got into such a great program when everyone just seemed to out-qualify me, but there are those days when I feel confident, happy and ready. I am ready.
I'm still not 100 percent positive with what I want to do with my life, but I know I want to get my
I leave for Vancouver Canada on August 15th, 2012 at around 7:20 AM from Newark Liberty International Airport and land at around 10:30 AM local time. August cannot come soon enough. Everything is falling in place, and the more I get done, the longer each day becomes. Its just like how it was when I was six and it was 3 days from Christmas... the waiting game is a horrible one.
I've been in contact with my school - The University of British Columbia - and my program - Masters of Arts in Asi
So now that I've been accepted into both the schools I applied for (Still in shock), its time for me to figure everything else out - like how to get to school, how to pay for school, etc.
I went to a Seton Hall "Meet the Dean and Faculty" meeting, which was a big mistake. Since the beginning I was pretty set on going to UBC, but this meeting gave Seton Hall a fighting chance. After they introduced the faculty and staff and discussed what they were studying and such, they brought on the stu
I. Did. It~ I am officially done with the application period for 2012!
Summary: I initially set off with the idea of applying to about 5-6 schools, but once I realized that application fees were around $100 each, I backed off fast. And then when I found TheGradCafe things just got worse. I saw the pure competitive nature of getting into on of the top 10 MPA schools and just gave up. I had a strong GPA and undergraduate background, but no policy work experience. So with that thinking, I set
This post is going to be as much for me as it is for anyone who read this. I'm getting so close to the final decision point: And. I. Am. Going. Insane.
Let's go full circle with my craziness:
I have officially been accepted for the Masters in Asian Studies at Seton Hall University - one of the two schools I've applied for. They have rolling admission which is why I found out so early. I was probably one of the first people to apply - if not the first, as I got my application in as soo
My applications are complete! Kind of...
UBC has everything submitted, but their website says I am missing a few things. Its lying though. At least I think it is haha.
Seton Hall has ALMOSt everything completed. One of my professors didn't submit his Letter of Rec to this school. Why JUST this school I have no idea. Maybe beacuse it was burried in his inbox? I sent him another request. Once he does that, SHU should be finished!
I'm currently finishing up my last semester here at T
Greetings from rainy and cold Tokyo~
I'm definitely a little byouki （病気）(sick) right now, so I decided to take the night off, stay in, and work on some applications/be lazy. I officially sent in my first graduate school application to... Seton Hall's Whitehead School of Diplomacy!!! I am applying for a Joint Masters in Asian Studies and Diplomacy/International Relations and I'm hoping I get in!
The program itself is good, but its also really close to my home in New Jersey so I could A)
";akljdf;aksjdf;laksjdf" would do a really good job at summarizing how I feel right now. Now that I have my GRE scores, I've really been thinking about if I really even want to Graduate School. Its not that my scores were bad ( 161/155/5.0 ), but its just my way of going about them. I was hoping that my scores would either be "Super Awesome" so that I could feel extremely confident or "Super Horrid" so that I could just give up. But no... they're just slightly above average, which means I'm stil
I did pretty well at first, this application season. I managed to get my three professors to agree to write me Letters of Recs this summer for one thing, and then I even took my GRE in August. (It is totally killing me that I do not have my scores yet. If I knew they were low, I could just stop and give up haha!) But now that the only things I have left to do is apply and write my SOP - I just cannot get anything done.
I tried to write my first SOP for my top school - the Un
Nice to meet you I am currently an Asian Studies undergrad at an American university in Tokyo, Japan. This semester will be my last and I will graduating in December, and will afterwards return to my home in New Jersey, USA. I love school (the discussions more than the homework) and it was never a question of whether or not I would attend college. Now that this point in my life is coming to and end, I've started to work on possibly going to Graduate School for my Masters. Whi