News — SantaFeWriter

Misadventures in J-School: When Grad School is the Wrong Thing

Posted by admin on

My senior year at the New School, I was bartending at night and maintaining an almost perfect GPA, while spending thirty hours a week crouched over my desk in the corner of the student newspaper office, debating every little decision like it was life or death. I applied to Columbia’s journalism graduate program partly because it felt like the next logical step, and partly because I wanted to see if I could get in—if my hard work would translate beyond this specific tiny student publication. I told myself I’d only go if I got a significant scholarship, that just an...

Read more →