Mixed feelings…

Next week lectures will end, finals will be upon me, and I will have completed the first semester of my MA program in Classics. I’m not sure how I feel about that yet. The past couple of months were filled with mixed experiences and some disappointments for me. I am a first generation university student … [Read more…]

“Why in the world are you doing this?”

Hello Everyone, I’m Patrick Wells, one of the new student bloggers for the 2017-2018 academic year. I am a CFA (come from away) who was born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. I have a bachelors degree in Biology from St. Mary’s University and walked down the street to Dalhousie to get my Masters in Science and … [Read more…]

A Fresh Start…

Hello readers, my name is Courtney Laprise, and I am a brand new graduate student at Memorial University. I just started my Master of Science program in Chemistry, and I couldn’t be more excited to share my journey through my program with you. Whether you’re a current graduate student, a prospective graduate student, or just … [Read more…]

My journey as a graduate student continues…

My journey as a graduate student continues and we are well into the swing of the fall semester. I continue to prepare for comprehensive exams and have a date set. I am someone who works much better with a deadline, so that helps me focus. In the midst of this preparation, I have also had … [Read more…]

Academic rejection…

The fall season is one of cool weather, changing leaves, hot beverages, and, for grad students, scholarship applications. Whether you’re a graduate student, academic researcher, or prospective graduate student, September and October likely mean you’re in the midst of scholarship and grant applications. You may be swamped with last minute manuscript submissions and/or working on … [Read more…]

Come to Memorial but experience Newfoundland…

Hi everyone and welcome to the Graduate Student Blog at Memorial University! For those of you new to the page, my name is Meghann Livingston, I am a second year Master’s degree student with Memorial’s Department of Archaeology. I am so happy to be back as part of the My Master Plan team, and to … [Read more…]

Make Your Graduate School Experience Unique to You…

Hello everyone, and welcome to this year’s Graduate Student Blog! I am glad to be back blogging again and hope that these weekly insights shared by my peers and I will be helpful to you during graduate school. To (re)introduce myself, I’ll briefly just say that I recently completed my MSc and am now a … [Read more…]

Welcome Back!

The graduate student blog is resuming for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are very excited to have nine graduate students on board, who will be blogging about their experiences as graduate students at Memorial. We would like to introduce our bloggers: Chris Lively is from Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada and is completing a PhD in … [Read more…]