Monday, May 30, 2011


Hello all!

I apologize for being M.I.A. lately. Here are a few updates:

  • I'm taking a new direction with the candidate profiles. Since this blog is meant to be student oriented, the only candidates that will get a full profile will be the student reps, Wesley and Marissa. Look out for that soon! I haven't decided what to do for the grown-ups, but I will keep you updated.
  • I think I found a travel partner and she's given me a great idea. I will give you details in a later post. 
That's all I have for now! Stay tuned.

Monday, May 16, 2011

J-School: A Good Investment or A Bad Decision

When I started college, I was sure I wanted to go to graduate school. I figured college would be a breeze and I'd have the time of my life. During freshman year, I decided to take some advice from a advisor and pick up some classes I had no interest in. One class proved to be difficult than it appeared and the other was a grueling three hours long. Wide-eyed and fresh out of high school, I decided to stop going to these classes consistently. I figured I'd just do the work and get by. I was wrong and my transcript reflected my error in judgement.

Almost three years later, I am still paying for my freshman year mistake. My resume is growing but my GPA remains average. I'm not failing but I'm not excelling either. Consequently, my views on attending graduate school have changed. Frankly, I don't see anyone admitting me into their graduate program. I would love to go enroll into a journalism program that will give me resources my undergrad program doesn't give but I don't see that happening. I'm at a crossroads. 

I have a few ideas swirling around in my mind but they aren't concrete. I'm about a year outside of my graduation and the fact that I'm at a loss about what I will do afterwards scares me. 

I was apprehensive about writing this post but I hope my transparency will help someone else.

What do you think? Should I go for grad school or are there other options that I haven't explored?

Friday, May 6, 2011


Due to help from a relative, I was able to get money for my airfare. All I have to do now is worry about miscellaneous expenses like baggage fees, food and etc. I consider it a MAJOR blessing and I would like to thank everyone who has supported my efforts. A little over a month ago, I posted this entry expressing my concern over whether or not I would be able to afford to take this trip. It is amazing what has been able to happen in such a short time. I can't wait to see what is in store for me as I continue to prepare for this trip. I apologize if I am rambling but I'm excited about life right now. Admittedly, I am facing a few challenges, mostly related to school, but I'm going to keep pushing.

I will keep the ChipIn widget up for those that want to help with my remaining expenses. Also, look out for my profiles of NABJ candidates!*

*Candidates, if you are interested in being profiled, please contact me at