I arrived at Gallaudet last Sunday, and ever since that day it felt as if time had fled by. Classes will begin on the 18th (next Tuesday). I can’t really explain how I feel about my classes. I am a little stressed out because I signed up for a graduate social work class that is relevant to my major. I recently found out that it might not count toward my major in international studies, so in one way I am not happy about that because all the other required classes for my major/minors are already full; however, in a way I am grateful that I signed up for that course because it led me to a winter break that mostly consisted of coming up with plan A, plan B, plan C, and so on for my life after graduation. I am interested in going to graduate school for a MSW (Masters in social work), but at the same time I am not sure if it’s right for me, so that graduate social work class should help me get an idea of what the social work field is like and if it is right for me or not. Also I am interested in going to Peace Corps after graduation because it will provide me a lot of benefits.
I am a little conflicted about the Peace Corps though. It requires a 2-years commitment, and I am still unsure if I want to search for a job after completing my degree at Gallaudet University. Decisions…Decisions…Decisions… I have five semesters left, so hopefully by 2012 or 2013 I will figure out what I want to do with my life after graduation. 🙂
Since it is the beginning of a new year, I decided to make several goals for 2011 because I fully intend to make the rest of this year a bad-ass year.
Goals I have that are relevant to Gallaudet (if you guys are curious about my personal goals, feel free to ask me!)
1) Work on my internship in Romania. I recently got offered a summer internship in Romania, and I am very excited about it. I have to arrange meetings with my AA and career center and work on the application.
2) Get CPR certified. I just found out that Red Cross will provide CPR training at Gallaudet this semester, and one goal on my 100 things to do in 1,097 days is to get CPR certified.
3) Join one or two clubs this year.
4) Figure out if I want to continue working in the RL or get another job at Gallaudet next fall.