Archive for the ‘Work’ Category

Grad School Advice

Monday, July 15th, 2019

As you can tell from my last few posts, most of my life currently revolves around applying to grad school in December. I’ve spent the last two months doing research in an ‘elite’ university, and I have some insights I’d like to share with fellow Scholastica students who are interested in applying to grad school or pursuing other competitive positions. 

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May 1: Maharashtra Diwas (Labor Day)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Maharashtra Day, commonly known as Maharashtra Diwas also referred to as Maharashtra Din is a state holiday in the Indian state of Maharashtra where I am from. It is celebrated to commemorate the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960.

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Graduating Anxiety

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

YUP! That’s what I have right now.

I walk in May with my fellow batch-mates and its nerve wrecking. What part of it  . . . you may ask; ALL OF IT. The before, during and of course the after are all phases that contribute to my low-key nervous breakdown.

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Financial Aid

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A good reason to love St. Scholastica is the financial packages they offer. As an international student (or in other words, someone who is foreign to the idea of having to pay astronomical sums of money for your education), financial aid is a significant consideration when deciding where to go to college. In this aspect, Scholastica excels. Not only are the benedictine scholarships they offer upon admission generous–there are also many smaller grants to which you can apply as an undergraduate throughout your years in the college. For instance, the Ryan Rothstein Scholarship is aimed at students experiencing financial hardship, while the Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Memorial Scholarship provides funding to academically strong students (also experiencing some degree of financial struggle) who best uphold the love of learning Sister Ann Edward Scanlon exemplified throughout her life. In all, the many financial opportunities offered  by St. Scholastica are pretty representative of the hospitality and stewardship it tries to inculcate in its students!

Phonathon Calling

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

One of my jobs on campus is being a student phonathon caller for St. Scholastica. This position I applied and was hired for in January and it is soon coming to an end. As a phonathon caller, I am given numbers of alumni who have graduated from St. Scholastica. My goal is to reach them and have a conversation about where life has taken them since they graduated. Additionally, I make sure we have all the correct contact information for them. Phonathon calling is also a way the college is able to receive gifts from alumni that help fund our scholarships and school needs. I enjoy the job because I have had the opportunity to speak with many alumni who have graduated over a wide variety of years and I get to hear their stories about their college experience. I am hopeful they will bring this job back in the fall!