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Meet UHP Alums from Teach for America and AmeriCorps

19 Oct

Service!

Thinking about service after graduation? Like Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach For America, DC/NYC Teaching Fellows, etc.

Join Victoria Roman and Paula Katrina Drago, UHP alumnae, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24 in the UHP Townhouse to discuss Teach for America, Americorp, and the joy/struggles of post-graduate service.

Representatives from Teach for America will also join us for this casual and informal info session. Dessert will be served. Please RSVP on Facebook or email Liz at lsutton@gwu.edu if you have any questions.

For more information on Americorps and Teach for America, visit http://www.americorps.gov/ and http://www.teachforamerica.org/.

Meet UHP Alums from Teach for America and AmeriCorps

16 Oct

Awesome ladies doin’ service.

UHP’ers have lofty post-graduate plans: become the next Nobel laureate, write the next great American novel, invent the social network that overtakes Facebook, found a school for high-achieving cats, etc.

One of the most common post-grad pursuits is venturing out for a year (or more) of service, i.e. Americorps, Peace Corps, Teach For America, DC/NYC Teaching Fellows, etc.

Join Victoria Roman and Paula Katrina Drago, UHP alumnae, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24 in the UHP Townhouse to discuss Teach for America, Americorp, and the joy/struggles of post-graduate service. Representatives from Teach for America will also join us for this casual and informal info session. Dessert will be served. Please RSVP on Facebook or email Liz at lsutton@gwu.edu if you have any questions. Treats and chatting, chatting and treats – does it get any better?

For more information on Americorps and Teach for America, visit http://www.americorps.gov/ and http://www.teachforamerica.org/.

What’s Up Alum? – Emma Geller

7 Apr

 

Emma Geller, CCAS ’10

Emma Geller, CCAS ’10, graduated from the University Honors Program summa cum laude and is currently pursuing her PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

It wasn’t until right before the start of my senior year that I seriously considered going to graduate school.  I have always been passionate about education reform, and assumed that after college I would go into a teaching program like Teach For America.  In fact, I was basically dead set on that idea until the summer between junior and senior year when I realized that maybe it wasn’t the path for me.  At GW I felt a lot of pressure to apply to “socially responsible” programs like TFA, Americorps, or the Peace Corps, and graduate school seemed like a kind of selfish option.  Plus, it was hard for me to imagine exactly what graduate school is like.  After taking a long and serious look at my strengths, weaknesses, and passions, I decided to apply to a handful of programs and see what might happen. I am currently attending UCLA for a PhD in cognitive psychology.  What I’d like to communicate in this post are some of the surprising things I learned about grad school and what kind of benefit it can have on both you and your community.

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