Finding Balance as a Working Doctoral Student

A blog post by PhD in Leadership Studies student ambassador Brittany Williams. Working while going to school was not new to me. As a first-generation undergraduate student, I worked at least two jobs while going to school full-time. In my Continue reading

Breaking the Cycle: From Small Town to San Diego

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A blog post by MA in Higher Education Leadership student ambassador Alejandra Gonzalez Zuniga  I am Alejandra, a Mexican-American, first-generation college student from the small town of Tulelake, California. Tulelake is a rural town on the California-Oregon border with a Continue reading

What it is Like Being a Working Doctoral Student During a Pandemic

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A blog post by PhD in Education for Social Justice student ambassador, Hector M. Teran. I am Hector M. Teran Jr. I am currently a school psychologist at Calexico Unified School District and am also in the PhD in Education Continue reading

The Benefit of Grad Orgs

A blog post by MA in Higher Education Leadership Student Ambassador Caitlin Hayles Graduate Student Organizations at USD are a fantastic way to find community while developing your skills. I am currently in my second year of the Higher Education Continue reading

Graduate School Chronicles: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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A blog post by SOLES MA in Marital and Family Therapy Student Ambassador Cortni Alexander “Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which one doubts one’s accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being Continue reading

Reflections on Entering a Grad Program in Order to Switch Professional Fields

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A blog post by SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Student Ambassador Caitlin Hayles Sometimes taking a leap can be scary. When I did it, I was mostly excited but I definitely had my fair share of anxiety. Prior to Continue reading

Looking to an Even Brighter Future: Why you Should Attend a Professional Conference or Training

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A blog post from SOLES MA in Marital and Family Therapy Ambassador Ashlee Delzingaro After reading the title of this post, you might be thinking, “Professional conferences? Trainings? I’m already learning so much! Isn’t that for after I graduate?” Well, Continue reading