Staff Picnic & Thoughts of Grad School

This morning, I had a meeting with Erica in the School of Education. They are housed in the same building as Sociology. I just had to find their offices. Once, I walked into the office I told them who I was here to see, and took a seat. Erica came into the lobby and greeted me. We went back to her office, and I took a seat. She said, “So tell me a little bit about your background.” I told her about how I went to RMU for my bachelors in English, and I have my BA.  I told her about the temp pool at Pitt and where I am now. I also told her what I was interested in studying, Higher Education Management.
Additionally, she told me that she was in the same program and that she loves it. She said, she is finishing up soon, but the first semester is a bit dry, but once you get through your first semester, then you will do fine. I thought that was good to hear that she was being honest. She gave me some pointers and told me that in order for me to be considered for January of next year. I would have to get my application in by November 1st. She gave me a print out of the courses I could take. I was excited and nervous at the same time.
When I left the meeting and got back to my office, I put the papers in a file folder and put them in my bag.  I didn’t want to say too much to anyone, because I don’t want to put the cart before the horse, but I was excited and so was Drew. I started the application online. I had no clue what I wanted to say in my Career Statement.  I had to think about it.
Around 11:30am, I heated up my buffalo chicken dip and went outside where the picnic was going to be held. I put my dip on the table along with the chips that I brought, and helped the ladies decorate the tables.

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When everyone arrived and the picnic got under way, Linda gave a speech, then we went and got food. I sat a table with Patty, Nicolette, Denise, Jessica, and Wynn. After we ate, Linda made another speech and gave Nicolette and I plastic pink flamingos that we could put our drinks in. It was so nice of Linda.
Then, we all went on a hunt to find solar eclipse glasses. The Hilman library had them, but wasn’t giving them out until 2pm. We went back to the office after trying everywhere, and then when it was time for the eclipse to happen, Nancy and I went up to Political Science, because Nancy M had glasses. We could see it from the conference room window with the glasses. It was alright, but nothing noteworthy and exciting.

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