• Semaj Moore

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Semaj's Bio:
    I have a massive love of writing. I also have a massive love of experience, and amazing times with other people. Being heavily active on campus, I am able to be involved with different groups and their experience. I am excited to document my best times, and invite you to that experience.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

  • Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

I Was Denied, And I Still Feel Accomplished

So today, the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) denied my entry for the Fall 2017 academic year. And I couldn’t feel any happier. Lately I’ve been so caught up in getting accepted and graduating college that I’ve completely lost sight to why I wanted to go to graduate studies in the first place. It’s quite ironic how being so deeply invested in something can make a person want to run away from that particular thing as far as possible. Now, I have not ruled out graduate studies at all. I WILL attend in 2018, I haven’t told too many people this. I want to get the chance to gain some experience, learn the world, and especially understand myself away from academia.

For a while now, I felt extremely bad for wanting to take a break. I feel as though my advisers here won’t understand my mental emotions and why this break is necessary. I just simply don’t know who I am if I am not in school, and that’s a major problem. Yes, academia is crazy important, but not if it’s my only reason of being.

One Response to “I Was Denied, And I Still Feel Accomplished”

  1. Jordan Milan says:

    There’s nothing wrong with taking a break, for all the reasons you mentioned. And you’re such a driven individual that I have no doubt that you will go to grad school when the time is right.