A Day in the Life of a DMT & C Student

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I go on and on writing in my blog about this and that, but I often wonder if readers are ever like, “So, really though, what does a day in the life of Columbia College Chicago DMT & C student really look like?”  And that is a very good question if you are planning on applying to the program, or at this point, planning to attend in August.  So, I want to take a moment to go through what an average week day looks like for a second year DMT & C student (note, this schedule looks very different from the first year of the program).

Monday through Friday I wake up between 6:20 and 6:45 a.m.  Most mornings consist of me hitting the alarm twice, rolling out of bed, getting dressed, eating either oatmeal or a protein shake, making my lunch for the day, then finally heading out the door.

This is where my day goes one of two ways.  Either I hop on the bus towards my internship or I walk to the blue line and head to class.

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On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I head to my internship at Anixter Center,  and I am there from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  During the eight hours spent at my internship I lead/co-lead three dance/movement therapy groups, have paperwork time, and some days I attend scheduled staff meetings.

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On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, I take the blue line into the south loop where I have class in the 624 S. Michigan building.  The class load is lighter the second year (as a means to accommodate for the internship requirements/commitment), and I currently have three classes.  Two classes are on Tuesdays, and one is on Thursday mornings.  The second year course load is mostly focused on internship supervision and gearing up for thesis work.

My weekdays end one of two ways.  Either I head into work for the evening (I waitress at a restaurant near my apartment), or I have the night off.  Nights off usually consist of cooking dinner, relaxation, homework, or combination of those things.  As of late, I’ve been trying to go to new places, like grabbing a coffee at a different coffee shop (last week I went to Atomix Coffee Shop in Ukrainian Village).  Hopefully this week, I’ll take a class at the Brikram Yoga Studio in Wicker Park.  I even managed to find time to see the Jellies exhibit at Shedd Aquarium.

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That about sums up my weekday schedule as a second year dance/movement therapy student.  I am busy, and my schedule is pretty fixed.  As of now, anyway.  Only two more months til the semester is over, and I’ll have completed the first two years of the program.  Time certainly flies.