Well. Look at this. The end is no longer nigh, but rather, it is here. In the final few weeks of the Columbia academic year, the Acting an..
Anyone familiar with Columbia College Chicago knows that Manifest is a huge part of graduation week! Manifest is Columbia College Chicago’..
Entrepreneurship for Creatives is a small program, and we have gotten very close in the last year. We have helped one other build our busi..
It’s strange to be writing my last blog post for Columbia after two years of documenting my journey this way. It feels like I’ve had a..
Gearing up for live performances during my thesis exhibition.
The weeks leading up to the thesis exhibition and graduation have been ..
Where to next?
Endings are hard. Even when new, exciting opportunities lay on the horizon, endings can carry monumental emotional weig..
I have to admit, there is a mixture of emotions traveling through my body—there are moments were I feel happy as I just finished my thesis..
Fully unsure where to even start with this post, but let’s give it a go. This blog has gone a bit quiet due to COVID-19, remote learning, and the general state of the world right now. Columbia went to fully online classes on April 4th, which has become our new reality as we near the end of the school year. The time at home has, for better and for worse, given me the space to really think about the state of the world and my place within in. When things have become overwhelming, I’ve found it helpful to name the things I am grateful for:
With post-grad life inching closer, I wanted to step back and gain some perspective with the help of someone who has been in my shoes! I spoke with Emily Chervony, MAM ’19, about her experience beyond the grad program and to hear her thoughts when looking back on her time at Columbia. For context, Emily is the Manager of Administration at The People’s Music School here in Chicago.
November hit and the countdown to the end of the semester seemed to commence simultaneously for all of the grad students. This was accompanied mostly with excitement and a little stress mixed in. For those of us graduating in May, the conversation is starting to turn toward the ever-looming job hunt. Within the month of November, we have applied for Spring graduation, enrolled in our courses for the last semester, and have started fielding questions from family members about what’s next. My first though: yikes. There has always been a good amount of stuff to juggle as a student in this program but now it feels like everything is ramping up when it should (theoretically) be slowing down. More and more, I am finding myself continuously balancing the here and now, plans for two months from now, and looming questions about my life six months from now.