While commencement exercises are not until May 17, I have successfully completed my required coursework at Rockhurst and my degrees in both Political Science and Communication have been awarded; this slower, less demanding pace in life has certainly required some adjusting.
Since completing my coursework in December I have been lazy. Watching too much Netflix (I am kind of addicted to "House of Cards") and too many political documentaries via YouTube. I have been reading too, I started reading “Tip and The Gipper” by Chris Matthews; it’s pretty fun being able to read for leisure without the worry of taking notes for an exam. Of course, I couldn’t go to long without exploring graduate programs and standardized graduate entry exams.
I found a really cool online Master’s program in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. There were several aspects of this program that appealed to me 1) Gonzaga University is a Jesuit University and would further build on the Ignatian traditions I have come to learn through Rockhurst, 2) earning a Master’s in Communication and Leadership Studies would teach me skills applicable in a corporate work setting while still allowing me to find parallels between my interests in politics and communication and 3) it’s online, so I can work while embarking on the next phase of my educational journey, but I will probably wait a year or so before I start down that beating path.
That's the short of the long of it, there's tons more to catch you up on, stay tuned.