Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Big or Small Fish, We Are All Fish; Let’s Swim Together

by Joshua C. Robinson

The phrase, “It’s better to be a big fish in a small pond” always struck me as rude. I didn’t know exactly why, until recently. Living in Chicago for three …

Big or Small Fish, We Are All Fish; Let’s Swim Together

The phrase, “It’s better to be a big fish in a small pond” always struck me as rude. I didn’t know exactly why, until recently. Living in Chicago for three …

Business & Entrepreneurship MAM Joshua C. Robinson, JoshuaCDRobinson@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The After Life

by Justin Grogan

It is my last semester at Columbia College Chicago and I’m suddenly faced with the rearing head of the monster we all like to forget—the job market. As I’m on …

The After Life

It is my last semester at Columbia College Chicago and I’m suddenly faced with the rearing head of the monster we all like to forget—the job market. As I’m on …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Summer Jobs in the Windy City

by Logan Stahley

Many continuing grad students like myself need a summer job while staying in Chicago for the summer. Securing work in such a big metropolitan area can be very challenging. I …

Summer Jobs in the Windy City

Many continuing grad students like myself need a summer job while staying in Chicago for the summer. Securing work in such a big metropolitan area can be very challenging. I …

Music Composition for the Screen MFA Logan Stahley, unhello@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

We Did It!

by Christine Reed

We graduated!  The past two weeks have been absolutely crazy, emotional, exciting and challenging, but within just a few days I completed student teaching, turned in my final projects and papers …

We Did It!

We graduated!  The past two weeks have been absolutely crazy, emotional, exciting and challenging, but within just a few days I completed student teaching, turned in my final projects and papers …

Elementary Education MAT Christine Reed, christine.reed1@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Good Byes and See You Soons

by Cherie Tymkiw

I just had my last day of student teaching! Which, in itself was really busy with trying to finish up all my grading, speaking with some students one-on-one, turning in …

Good Byes and See You Soons

I just had my last day of student teaching! Which, in itself was really busy with trying to finish up all my grading, speaking with some students one-on-one, turning in …

Art Education (K-12) MAT Cherie Tymkiw, cherie.tymkiw@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Final Stretch

by Kaity Sinke

I’m nearing the end of my very first year here at Columbia College Chicago. I can’t believe I have almost completed an entire year of graduate school already—what an accomplishment! …

The Final Stretch

I’m nearing the end of my very first year here at Columbia College Chicago. I can’t believe I have almost completed an entire year of graduate school already—what an accomplishment! …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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