The Harm of Focus They Won’t Tell You in School

Self-Deprecation is a Far Subtler Force than I Realized. It’s something I utilized as a humbling tactic, a way to make myself more approachable to others, and as a way to avoid becoming arrogant. But somewhere along the line I bought into the narrative of “you’re not good enough,” “you’re not impressive” – “you’re not… Read More The Harm of Focus They Won’t Tell You in School

Mining for Gold in this Class

This class was more like an upbeat, fun, slightly intimidating excavation site than an overwhelming professionalization workshop. Most students walked into class carrying a heavy load of criticism, which their society, upon declaring a humanities major, had placed upon them. English majors are regularly told, “Well, you won’t make any money,” and otherwise lectured on… Read More Mining for Gold in this Class

An Open Letter to Universities: Professionalism and Post-Grad Woes

Dear Universities, I want to tell you a little story about a class I took this semester called Liberal Arts at Work: A Professionalism Workshop. I, like other college juniors, recently came to the realization that my final college days are starting to creep up on me, and trailing at their heels is the crippling… Read More An Open Letter to Universities: Professionalism and Post-Grad Woes