To PhD or not to PhD…that is the question.

I am not the first student affairs professional to ponder this question, and surely not the first person to pen a blog post under this clever title. It’s self-explanatory, though. I’m considering applying for full time PhD programs. Cue excitement, fear, confusion, joy, GRE study books, inspiration, anxiety, budgeting… Generally speaking, I’m overall quite terrified by… Read More

True Life: I’m a Sorority Woman

I’m spending this weekend traveling for my sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc.,  which is giving me pause to consider this aspect of my identity and experience. I am proud to be a member of this organization, and since joining in 2007, I have been given many opportunities to embody and espouse our ideals… Read More

What We Should Learn From Suzy Weiss and her Ridiculous Rant

By now, anyone who has read/seen/heard about the op-ed piece that high school senior Suzy Weiss wrote in the Wall Street Journal has probably decided that she is entitled and maybe the reason she didn’t get into those Ivy League schools is that she’s kind of a jerk. The op-ed, which is an open letter to… Read More

The Truth About the First Year as a New Professional

This time last year, I was at the height of job searching. I was focused on finishing my degree and getting a job, confident that I would then be headed for smooth sailing. The problem with my intense focus on the job/degree goal is that I didn’t understand that challenges that would await me on… Read More