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Summer Lovin’

by Christine Reed

It’s summertime and I am loving it!  Along with the relaxation from the hot sun mixed with a cool breeze and the lounging on my deck or the beach, I have been …

Summer Lovin’

It’s summertime and I am loving it!  Along with the relaxation from the hot sun mixed with a cool breeze and the lounging on my deck or the beach, I have been …

Elementary Education MAT Christine Reed, christine.reed1@gmail.com
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

A Balancing Act

by Christine Reed

Going to graduate school full time, working various part-time jobs, and student teaching every day, it can be hard to find the space on the calendar to get anything else …

A Balancing Act

Going to graduate school full time, working various part-time jobs, and student teaching every day, it can be hard to find the space on the calendar to get anything else …

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

Finding a Balance

by Kaity Sinke

Now that fall semester has officially started, this new chaotic shift in life can definitely be a bit overwhelming. To put it quite lightly—this isn’t undergrad anymore folks! The workload …

Finding a Balance

Now that fall semester has officially started, this new chaotic shift in life can definitely be a bit overwhelming. To put it quite lightly—this isn’t undergrad anymore folks! The workload …

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

MY FINAL POST

by Josh Young

So here it is! My final hurrah! It’s been a fun year, and I’m really glad that my final year as an MFA student at Columbia College Chicago was as …

MY FINAL POST

So here it is! My final hurrah! It’s been a fun year, and I’m really glad that my final year as an MFA student at Columbia College Chicago was as …

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

Getting Settled

by Josh Young

Me and the fam have settled into Wicker Park. We love the new neighborhood and feel at home. The job is moving along and I’ve got the hang of it. …

Getting Settled

Me and the fam have settled into Wicker Park. We love the new neighborhood and feel at home. The job is moving along and I’ve got the hang of it. …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Josh Young, joyoung@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

Campus Jobs: Balancing Work and School

by Ali Porter

Starting grad school can mean embarking on a good old financial adventure. Not only do you have to pay for school, but you also have to pay rent, pay bills, …

Campus Jobs: Balancing Work and School

Starting grad school can mean embarking on a good old financial adventure. Not only do you have to pay for school, but you also have to pay rent, pay bills, …

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

Graduate Assistantships: A Pretty Sweet Deal

by Stephanie Ewing

Most of the journalism grad students I know are pretty obsessed with finding ways to generate two things: relevant work experience and income. Graduate assistantships are pretty much the ideal …

Graduate Assistantships: A Pretty Sweet Deal

Most of the journalism grad students I know are pretty obsessed with finding ways to generate two things: relevant work experience and income. Graduate assistantships are pretty much the ideal …

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

Spring Break! Woooooooo!

by Stephanie Ewing

Yes, you get spring break in grad school. Thank goodness. But spring break in grad school is more of a working-break, though still very much welcome. I definitely had a …

Spring Break! Woooooooo!

Yes, you get spring break in grad school. Thank goodness. But spring break in grad school is more of a working-break, though still very much welcome. I definitely had a …

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

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