Monthly Archives: April 2012

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A Graduate Student’s Perspective

Posted by: Michele Duva
April 19, 2012

For anyone who thinks undergraduate and graduate courses are similar – are sorely mistaken. I have to admit that I was one of those who had this mindset; had being the key word here. Sure, I thought the classes would be a little harder, but that it would be pretty much the same material that I’ve already learned. Upon graduating from college, I dove right back into further schooling in order to get my master’s. I’ve now reached the tail end of my studies as I am graduating in a short two months, and I’ve come to the realization that graduate classes are nothing like undergraduate classes. Not only classes are different, but also the whole grad experience is unlike undergrad.

Professors instill actual real world knowledge and experiences into students, with undergrad you get the theoretical knowledge – which is great, but with grad school you can actually apply it directly to what you’re doing in your daily life at work. I’ve also noticed that there’s less socializing in grad school than in undergrad – since no one lives on campus anymore, students attend class and go on their way (HUGE difference from undergrad).

I’ve been at MWW Group for almost a year now and I really think that attending grad school during my time at MWW has made me think with a new, more professional mindset. I can’t say that I don’t get a little bummed out when I see Facebook posts about people going to basketball games, happy hour at the local bars or going away for spring break, but that’s life; you can’t stay in college forever (although that is the advice I received from many people during my time in undergrad). But really I wouldn’t want to be a perpetual student; I’m excited to see what the future has in store.

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