• 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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Freshman
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Katelyn Gehling

    Freshman
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

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

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Junior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jason Chavez

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

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.