Returning to School After Significant Time Since Completing Undergraduate Degree

A photo of Juleane

A blog post from SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Studies Ambassador Juleane Johnson Five years. It took five years for me to transition between undergrad and graduate school. Hello everyone, my name is Juleane Johnson and this is my Continue reading

Representation Matters as a First-Generation College student

Donna and a group of MA in Higher Education Leadership Students

A blog post from SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Ambassador Donna Soukantouy I am a first-generation, Laotian-American college student in the Master’s program of Higher Education Leadership. When I first started out the master’s program in SOLES, I pretty Continue reading

Presentation Opportunities

SOLES PhD in Leadership Studies Student Ambassador Derek Abbey Presenting

A blog post from SOLES PhD in Leadership Studies Ambassador, Derek Abbey. Presenting your work at professional and academic conferences is beneficial for a variety of reasons. As I have progressed through the PhD in Leadership Studies program at SOLES, Continue reading

Balance is Beautiful

A blog post from SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Studies Ambassador, Mariana Ortega “Balance is Beautiful”- Miyoko Ohno Imagine waking up 15 minutes before work, you brush your teeth, get dressed and your commute to your office is 1 Continue reading

Grad School in my 50s

A vlog post from SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Ambassador, Catherine Northcutt. Catherine Northcutt, a graduate student in the Master’s in Higher Education Leadership program shares her experience as a graduate student in her 50’s. In the vlog below, Continue reading

Owning My Imposter Syndrome

A blog post from SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Studies Ambassador, Meredith Mendez. When I was accepted into USD, I thought the admissions committee had made an error in my acceptance. As I walked into my classes, I was afraid Continue reading