The Importance of Being Teachable in Finding Mentors

All the advice I was given before coming to graduate school was to find a good mentor; that your mentors will make your experience in academia. While I understood the importance of finding a good mentor, it wasn’t until I actually started my master’s p…

Thoughts On Higher Education’s Current Business Model

Since I was in high school I have always asked the question: why did the United States choose to stop making education a public good at the high school level? The historical rationale that I have been given as an answer to this question is that a high …

On Integrating Technology into the Classroom

There are many entrenched camps around whether or not technology should be welcomed into the college classroom. There are people who perpetuate the ideals of keeping technology out of the classroom entirely – believing that technology will lead to dist…

Gentrification in Higher Education

Gentrification can be defined as the “process of changing the character of a neighborhood through the influx of more affluent residents and businesses”. While this may seem cool and nice, this is often a controversial topic in some spaces. Why is this? It is because gentrification often places low-income and ethnic minority groups out ofContinue reading “Gentrification in Higher Education”

Graduate School Survival

The demands of graduate school are so high, that adds extra pressure to students and make them feel stressed. In my opinion, attending graduate school should be an exciting journey in students’ academic and personal life. In graduate school, students … Continue reading

Challenges International Students May Face in Graduate School

Most international students who are new to the U.S. higher education face some challenges in the beginning. Higher education is a challenging experience for all students where this transition may present many difficulties. As a current graduate student who comes … Continue reading