Marginalia, Graduate Blog

What I’ve Been Up To

by Parker Stockman

I thought thesis hours were going to be a piece of cake. I was! First, I’m working three jobs. I am teaching Professional Writing Courses for Florida Gulf Coast University …

What I’ve Been Up To

I thought thesis hours were going to be a piece of cake. I was! First, I’m working three jobs. I am teaching Professional Writing Courses for Florida Gulf Coast University …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Spring Semester is Over!

by Parker Stockman

When you read this, I will be done with Spring semester. WOOOOOOO!!!! I’d look more excited in that picture if I wasn’t sick right now. In May. AWFUL. :( It’s …

Spring Semester is Over!

When you read this, I will be done with Spring semester. WOOOOOOO!!!! I’d look more excited in that picture if I wasn’t sick right now. In May. AWFUL. :( It’s …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

New Job & Stuff

by Josh Young

Look at me in that suit! A few weeks ago I interviewed for the position Associate Director of Creative Writing for the English Department. There was steep competition, but I …

New Job & Stuff

Look at me in that suit! A few weeks ago I interviewed for the position Associate Director of Creative Writing for the English Department. There was steep competition, but I …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Josh Young, joyoung@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Yes, Things Are Still Crazy

by Josh Young

I know, I know. I turned in my thesis and all my job applications, but things are still crazy. But good. I got a job interview coming up that I’m …

Yes, Things Are Still Crazy

I know, I know. I turned in my thesis and all my job applications, but things are still crazy. But good. I got a job interview coming up that I’m …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Josh Young, joyoung@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Waiting and Waiting and Waiting

by Josh Young

So, I just finished putting the final touches of formatting into my thesis and I will print it soon after. I’ve been done for weeks, but I kept putting off …

Waiting and Waiting and Waiting

So, I just finished putting the final touches of formatting into my thesis and I will print it soon after. I’ve been done for weeks, but I kept putting off …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Josh Young, joyoung@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Everyone is Losing their Minds, But Not Really

by Josh Young

It’s that time of the year at that point in the program where everyone gets grumpy and stressed and frustrated. It happens. It happened when I got my bachelor’s, and …

Everyone is Losing their Minds, But Not Really

It’s that time of the year at that point in the program where everyone gets grumpy and stressed and frustrated. It happens. It happened when I got my bachelor’s, and …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Josh Young, joyoung@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

In Preparation for the Hunt

by Ashley Saunders

It’s spring. There are about seven weeks left in the semester. I’m anxious. It’s time. Time to job hunt.

In Preparation for the Hunt

It’s spring. There are about seven weeks left in the semester. I’m anxious. It’s time. Time to job hunt.

Art Education (K-12) MAT Ashley Saunders, ashley.saunders@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Congrats on Your Acceptance!

by Jenn Tatum

So you’ve received your acceptance letter, and you’re beaming. I know I was. I put it on the refrigerator and called my mom. I was ecstatic. And then it hit …

Congrats on Your Acceptance!

So you’ve received your acceptance letter, and you’re beaming. I know I was. I put it on the refrigerator and called my mom. I was ecstatic. And then it hit …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

New Year, Not For Hire… NOT!

by Ali Porter

Wow. So here we are:  2013! Happy New Year! To keep things firmly on topic, I am writing this week’s post after receiving some New Year’s Day inspiration. I was …

New Year, Not For Hire… NOT!

Wow. So here we are:  2013! Happy New Year! To keep things firmly on topic, I am writing this week’s post after receiving some New Year’s Day inspiration. I was …

Arts, Entertainment & Media Management MAM Ali Porter, alistair.porter@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Magazine Features: How Do They Work?

by Stephanie Ewing

While Columbia doesn’t have a magazine concentration in the Journalism MA program, per se, I’ve found (with the help of my professors) some clever ways of getting experience writing and …

Magazine Features: How Do They Work?

While Columbia doesn’t have a magazine concentration in the Journalism MA program, per se, I’ve found (with the help of my professors) some clever ways of getting experience writing and …

Journalism MA Stephanie Ewing, stephanie.ewing@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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