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What I Love about Translation

Do you have a skill that you recognize is actually rather difficult but you’re really great at and love doing? That’s translation for me. Translation lies at the intersection of foriegn language, culture, and writing. If you don’t know any of the language or culture of the language you’re translating from, you won’t understand the text and its nuances. If you’re not a skilled writer, … Continue reading What I Love about Translation

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Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 2

This post is a continuation of Wednesday’s post about What I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School. You can find part 1 here.   Rutgers University Rutgers was probably the most unique visit of the four, most pointedly because I had reached my limit. Rutgers happened two weeks after USF, and I thought that was enough time for me to recoup at home. It decidedly … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 2

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Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1

Graduate school isn’t for everyone (it really wasn’t for me), but some years ago, I was dead set on getting my MA in Student Affairs. Looking back, while I know that I made the right decision to not attend graduate school, I can also see that interviewing for graduate school taught me a lot about myself. As cliché as it is, the journey is more … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1

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Why I Joined a Sorority

One fact about me that many people find surprising is that I was in a sorority in college. With my strict 10 pm bedtime, aversion to alcohol, and general awkwardness, I don’t exactly fit that good ole’ “sorority girl” stereotype. Granted, I was in a sorority at a small, liberal arts school, so most of our sororities were less big-mansions-with-hundreds-of-hot-blondes and more nerdy-awkward-liberal-arts-majors. While I … Continue reading Why I Joined a Sorority

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Learning to Not Be Goal-Obsessed

We’re constantly bombarded by the message that we need to have goals. We need to strive for success or we’re stagnating. Nothing good comes from staying in your comfort zone. Those who have big dreams are those who change the world, after all, and don’t you want to change the world? Especially in a world where everyone has social media and we all have a … Continue reading Learning to Not Be Goal-Obsessed