Thursday, August 15, 2013

Long Time No Post: Chicago Edition

So second summer session is over! I hope it went well for everyone. As soon as second summer session ended I celebrated my 24th birthday (WHOO HOO) and left for a leadership summit in Chicago for the Graduate Student Association.

The summit was awesome! I met a lot of great students who were representing their University by studying the fields they love. Most of the students were preparing to defend their dissertation and others were Masters Students like me. I was so inspired to see students my age obtaining their Doctorate. It made me think it wasn’t that farfetched. Have you thought about getting your Doctorate upon graduating from West Chester University? What types of programs are you looking into? I will keep everyone posted on the date but the Graduate Student Association will be hosting a program for students interested in a Doctoral Degree. I think it will be very beneficial because there are so many opportunities for students interested in continuing their education.


If anyone is interested in the summit host it was an organization NAGPS (National Association of Graduate- Professional Students). They will host their national conference in Michigan in November. I think it is a great opportunity to network and advocate for graduate students. If you are interested in attending the conference I urge you to check out their website for more information. The Graduate Student Association here at West Chester University awards students with up to $500 in conference reimbursement per year. I will link the site below. I will also share photos from the summit and Chicago sightseeing.


Please enjoy the last few days of summer. Classes begin in 11 days! Time really does fly when you are having fun. See you all very soon!

Waterworks building in Chicago

Networking session with summit participants on the 96th floor of a building!

One of our many speakers for the summit
Giordano's Famous Deep Dish Pizza! Stuffed with peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms, and cheese

During a presentation is showed where the government is spending their money (Only 2% is being used on education)

NBC Building
Some great students from the conference
Photo of the view on the 96th floor

Navy Pier sightseeing