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Internship, Funding, Classes…Oh My!

┬áHard to believe that almost an entire month has gone by since second semester started! It’s been a whirlwind of internship funding applications, internship conundrums in general and group projects for class galore. The Global Health Epid track has been super exciting thus far and I love the focus that my classes this semester have…

My Last First Day of School

Today’s my last first day of school and it’s been a great one so far! It’s sad to think that this long journey will be over in eight short months, but I know I’ll be happy to be done and start applying all the wonderful knowledge and skills I’ve learned in my two degree programs,…

Grading is NOT Fun

This past weekend, while I should have been studying for an exam I have on Wednesday and writing a paper also due on Wednesday, I spent hours upon hours grading homework and quizzes for the class I teach. It was painful – mentally and physically – since I was confined to my couch looking at…

Teaching is Fun!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m teaching undergraduates this semester in exchange for a tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance. It’s been going well so far and I really enjoy it! Each week, I teach one three-hour lab on Monday, have a three-hour meeting with the other GSIs and the course instructor,…

Funding Grad School by Teaching

Professional/terminal (non-PhD) graduate school is not cheap – but it can be free in exchange for your hard work. The University of Michigan is a large institution with more undergraduates enrolled in courses than can possibly be taught by professors, so graduate students are employed to teach many introductory level courses’ discussion and lab sections.…