Undergraduate schooling is all about tests and memorization. Basically a test to make sure you know how to learn. Graduate school is very different. Projects and papers are the name of the game. Explaining that I know something and not picking the answer from a list of options is my preference and now I really get to start bringing my interests and skills to the table. Bring it on!
My Advertising Decision Making class is going to be more of a project than a lecture and the field trip we took for our main client proposal was proof of that. Rosette Storage Chests are beautifully crafted and I’m excited to learn about a new client and step outside of my comfort zone.
Being in school is all about balance, financially, socially and otherwise. There is so much to do and, unlike at a job where things are a bit cut and dried, you’re left to your own devices to prioritize and get things done. I feel sometimes like the financial is the dark cloud looming over me all of the time, but I think I’ve chosen the best options I can.
I’ve had a hard time explaining what I’m going to school for, and finally I’ve found the answer. Yes, I’ve been in school for a whole semester and I still didn’t know exactly how to verbalize why I am where I am. Better late than never?
I’m writing a blog to chronicle my experience as a graduate student in Journalism and Electronic Media. I’m focusing on “new media,” which basically means web stuff. I’m interested in how traditional media are using the web to expand their brands. Read more about me and my journey here!