Applying for graduate school...


My co-worker Emily and I have become pretty good friends. Almost every day it seems we talk about and research options for our futures---life after our internships. She has finally decided that she is going to go back to BYU to obtain her teaching certificate so she can teach high school English. I know she is going to be amazing and this is a perfect move for her.

Then there's me. I don't have a concrete plan but I have decided to apply to Gonzaga University for graduate school. This week I started practicing for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and will take it at the end of February first part of March. It's a crazy test of 120 analogies to answer in 60 minutes. Pretty sure I did awful on my first practice test, but I will improve. I have to if I want to go to grad school!

The application deadline is the end of April in order to start fall semester 2011. I am applying for the Master’s of Communication and Leadership program. I have absolutely no idea if I’ll get accepted or even go, but I feel really good about putting forth effort in this direction. I need to explore and create some viable options for myself for after my internship is over. I am also going to apply for a summer internship with my dad’s insurance company. Next on the list is too find some viable options that would keep me in Utah.

The idea of going to Gonzaga is really exciting, but I don’t know if I want to leave Utah…especially when I would be leaving the same time my best friend is coming home from her mission. The thought of leaving makes me want to cry. However, I know that Heavenly Father will guide me in my decisions. I’ve learned enough to know that if going to Gonzaga or back to Seattle for an internship is the right thing for me I will know. He won’t lead me astray. I know that much.

Here's to seeing what happens next...

3 comments:

Emily said...

I like you a lot. And I know that whatever you end up doing, you are going to do it well. Our lives are going to be so fantastic :)

jjfid said...

I am excited to see where your future takes you Rissy! Love you! xoxoxo Auntie

Mimaw said...

So few things make me jealous or envious. But, education does. I rarely feel inferior around peeps, unless they are highly educated, then I just think: "Oh stupid you, why didn't you continue your education!!" Maybe someday I will, but that lazy part of me says: "oh no you won't!" Way to go smart girl!! Knowledge is something that can't be taken away, once you have it, you have it.