My Thoughts On Grad School After Orientation

Today I had my Graduate orientation for the School of Communication at Cleveland State. I’ll be honest with you and tell you that I was a nervous wreck before going. I’ve never been so nervous for a semester to start. This is no longer undergrad this is the real deal. THIS IS GRAD SCHOOL! The graduate director told us that professors no longer look at you as students, but as scholars now. AHH how exciting and how SCARY. Am I right or am I right? I mean I’m a scholar now? Since when?! I just graduated with my undergrad degree and now I have to have a completely different outlook on school.

After hearing the graduate director speak and talking to other students I do feel a lot better, but that doesn’t stop me from being a nervous wreck. I have absolutely no clue if I will like this program. I don’t know if I’ll like research and this program is completely research. I did however get my graduate assistantship assignments and I will be doing research with a professor that I loved during undergrad and the director of the graduate program. I AM NERVOUS. I’m not exactly sure what I will be doing, but I will find out next week.

So what are my thoughts on grad school after orientation??

STILL NERVOUS.

STILL DON’T KNOW IF I’LL LIKE THE PROGRAM.

I think those are the two thoughts that are continually cycling my thoughts right now, but of course I will keep you posted once classes start next week.

What are your thoughts on grad school?

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