It’s been a little while since I have made a real post but between moving from two times and starting a new job, all in the span of 2 weeks, I hope you can understand my absence. At the beginning of the month I started my graduate assistantship and even though students aren’t here yet I can already tell I am going to have a wonderful time. Guilford College is a small, religious, liberal arts institution, completely different from my large, public, largely STEM undergraduate experience. One thing that does connect my time at NC State to my few weeks at Guilford is the care for students. In one of the first meetings I attended in my department I could tell how much every single person at the table cared about the students at Guilford. That is all I needed to know.
I also went to SPAHE Orientation! If you all couldn’t already tell I am an orientation nerd! I love school spirit, learning new information, and my cohort! It was great to see some new faces and familiar ones from Interview days! Monday, I have my first class and of course it is Social Justice. In light of recent events going on in Ferguson, Missouri, involving the death of an unarmed teen, it seems as though the universe is putting me in the place I need to occupy.
Tomorrow I start my graduate program. Tomorrow our orientation staff moves in for training. Tomorrow begins the next chapter of my life.