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I Want to Go to Grad School

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    The only thing I've ever really,

    i mean really wanted in my life was to work hard and become a doctor. Up until a year and a half ago i knew i could do it, then my dad decided to ruin my life by abusing alcohol. Looking at med schools and seeing all my friends pursue their dreams makes me hate him even more...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Gradschool Apps

    I have wanted to go to graduate school for the last 5 years (I transferred) if I don't get in it scares me to start in a different direction. My plan B is ITT tech so I at least have a marketable skill and i am not stuck out here for another year in the recession. If I don't get...
    thoughtshopefull thoughtshopefull 31-35 Jan 8, 2013

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    Visiting Schools

    After taking a year off after undergrad, I'm going to look at grad schools this month. I"m still not really sure I want to go, I just dont know what else to do.
    mccluresm mccluresm 22-25, F Oct 15, 2008

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    Inner Monologue of the Day

    I don't want to do "Nothing" for another two years, so grad school? Oh, effing applications and recommendations and portfolios and transcripts! I need some kind of skill or something tangible so that I can get a damn job already. I hate other people's rude kids so the...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 1 Response Sep 9, 2008

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    Boulder

    Tomorrow I'm hopping on a plane to Colorado to go check out the campus at Boulder. I was accepted to the school 2 years ago but because my mom was going through a tough time and I'm an only child, I stuck around and deferred my acceptance.Let me not blame my delayed graduate...
    ObliviousPunk ObliviousPunk 26-30, F Dec 2, 2011

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    Going Back

    i attempted to go to grad school a few years ago and i didn't finish.  now i'm going back, maybe starting the second half of the summer.  i applied and i was accepted into the program that i want.  my job will pay for most of it so i figure why not.  then...
    geenpunchbuggie geenpunchbuggie 31-35 Mar 25, 2009

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    Gre.

    i guess i'm going to take the GRE sometime this year...i know most people aren't too excited about that but it makes me happy because it gives me more options. i also plan on getting my passport this year, that way if i can get into a study abroad program that part will be...
    foreverchrysallis foreverchrysallis 18-21, F Jun 16, 2011

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    After I Graduate...

    After I graduate and earn enough money, I want to get my Master's in nursing, so I could become a Nurse Practitioner in either psychiatric nursing or pediatric nursing.
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Jan 28, 2013

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    The thing they don't tell you about certain programs in grad school is how difficult it'll be to earn money, while attending school full-time. I am enrolled in a speech therapy...
    vb384 vb384 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Does anyone have any time management pointers?? My first class of my doctorate starts in October. I'm really trying to set myself up for success. Are you in school full time and...
    K3022 K3022 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    And it's going to put me in the poor house.
    TheOnlyLostBoy TheOnlyLostBoy 26-30, M Aug 13

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    My big dream is to live in California and go to college there. But unfortunately my parents wouldn't let me apply during my senior year so I hate that I had to settle for community...
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    I have been really down for the past 2 years. It happened because of lots of things, but the main ingredient was a broken heart. Either way, lots of other things played a factor...
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    so it's the second day of school. Day 1 wasn't too bad because there wasn't basketball practice but today there was and ugh. I love basketball, I really do, it's just the practices...
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    I don't, well not right now anyway. I was wondering about something, I was wondering about why people who put " I want to die" or "I'm going to commit suicide" and things like that...
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    Ok so I'm going to try my best to explain what I'm feeling. If you don't understand, I'm sorry, but I'm trying my best. Okay so at my school, there are the typical groups and...
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    You may be wondering why I am posting this, everyone with a brain can get a piece of paper and walk across the stage but it's much more deeper than that. I was a young child in...
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