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Last Friday was my graduation recognition ceremony and this week is officially my last week of classes, work, and interning. I am wrapping up papers and projects, and packing my graduate life away into boxes and duffel bags.

While I continue to live a graduate student life and step into life as a graduate, I can’t help but feel as if this has all been some kind of surreal dream. This past year has gone by too fast, but it has been quite the ride. I have no idea what next year, next month, or even next week will bring, but I know that I have learned both inside and outside of the classroom, and found enduring friendships.

Incoming and returning graduate students: best of luck and enjoy every moment of it.


Today is THE DAY!

Congratulations to all of the Graduates!!!

Job Hunting

As the summer semester has kicked off, so has job hunting. There are about two months left of my program, and though it is more than two thirds of my summer semester, I still can’t help but feel the pressure of the real world, and graduation at the end of July. I have been searching our MLIS listserv, Linked In jobs, the INALJ website, and our iSchool Linked In list of referenced jobs, and  have found quite a few that are interesting and right up my alley. Now it is just a matter of piecing together thoughtful, energetic cover letters, and tweaking my resume for each position.

If you had asked me at the beginning of the Fall semester what kind of state of mind I may be in during the Summer semester, I probably would have been certain that I would be overwhelmed with anxiety and restlessness, applying to every job to come my way. However, I am happy to say that at this moment in time, during my summer semester, I am much more relaxed and certain of my capabilities and skill. I have worked hard, and am confident that I will be a true asset to the institution or organization that I end up working for. Though I have experienced multiple ups and downs throughout the program, it has truly been worth it; I know I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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