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

My International Experience in India

A blog post from SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Studies Ambassador Juleane Johnson. Today marks the third day of my EDUC 579i: Education in Post-Colonial Context experience in India. It is also the fifth day on my very first trip abroad!. As an 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