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Moving Away Part 1: How to Grad School

How Do I Grown Up

As I’ve mentioned, I’m headed to grad school this month. No big deal, just casually moving from Seattle to New York City.

About three months in to my two year Peace Corps term I decided to go to grad school when I got home and began obsessing.


On my weekly trip to the capitol city, I would copy and paste page after page or poorly loaded content from university websites and compile them into guides on my computer. I got pretty into tables of contents. From there I would read through each guide, judging the school’s education program on three excel pages of factors, organized by priority.

After a year and a half, I had a spreadsheet of over 40 schools. I applied for three.

My point is that I had the time to obsess about grad school and systematically evaluate my options before picking the best fit. I then had enough…

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