Category: finding balance

My First Week Of Grad School

As I look back on my first Saturday in the MSC program, I have a few takeaways.The day goes by quickly. I heard that at orientation. I didn’t believe them.Just as the MSC program is accelerated, I got to figure out people’s personalities and know their names…QUICKLY.The Leading Collaboration core class has already opened my

New Student Tip #1

Tip #1: identify a few speed reading strategies, and start practicing them. Shown here: coursepacks for just three courses. Not pictured: the myriad documents I read electronically on my iPad. As Professor Rick Morris said, “Graduate students need to be efficient.” Reading every word of the assigned articles and case studies in this program would be

Class of 2013/2015 Mixer

In February we had the honor of being invited to join members of the 2013 cohort for a mixer after class. It was great to see some familiar faces from my previous alumni networking, and to meet some new ones as well. Many thanks to Penelope for organizing the gathering! The MSC program is a

Compromise

Ah, winter quarter. I think I speak for many in the cohort when I say this round the volume has been turned up, so to speak. As the MSC balloon in all our lives grew more inflated, it squeezed the other parts of our identities. Like children with faces pressed tightly up against a window

The Aftermath

Prospective MSC students often ask about workload in the program. “How do you deal with it?” “Do you have time to do anything?” The answer is: you just deal, even if you can’t really articulate how it all gets done. I like this shot of the aftermath of an evening group work session in the

The Ice Rink is OPEN!

I recently read an article in The Daily Northwestern indicating the general student consensus on Winter Quarter is that it is something to “get through.” The author of the article had additional thoughts, and I concur. It’s so easy and predictable to love warm, sunny weather. But in Chicago, we usually just grow a winter

2015 Alumni Panel | Leveraging Your MSC Degree

On February 7, 2015 a panel of MSC alumni spoke to current students during a lunchtime presentation about how to best leverage the MSC degree. Panelists included: Penelope Johnson, MSC 2013 (moderator);  (L-R at table) Toby Cortelyou, MSC 2012; Aspasia Apostokis Miller, MSC 1994; Mary Kelley, MSC 2011; Jason S. Kenne, MSC 2012; and Brandon

MSC Holiday Party

Dear MSC students, alumni, and faculty, There are only 18 days until the MSC Holiday Party! We hope you can join us and welcome your guests–please simply include their name in the RSVP name box. Please RSVP by clicking HERE.

MSC Class of ’14 Celebrates Week 10, Term 2!

It’s week 10 and after Saturday, we officially have completed half of the MSC program! To celebrate (and to get together outside of Francis Searle), fellow classmates, Martina Smith, Andy Hinds and Pablo Lopez organized an awesome bowling event at Lucky Strike, Chicago.  After class last Saturday, many of us headed down to the city