Author Archives: kim81511

Giving Back to the Community

I hope everyone had a great start of the semester. I have been extremely busy due to wedding planning, volunteering at the Montgomery County Humane Society, participating in the Graduate Student Association, classes, work, and family. In the spirit of … Continue reading

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Holiday and Winter Break Highlights

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful winter break. I always enjoy spending time with my family and friends and getting some relaxation time before classes start; those are the reasons why I always look forward for the holiday seasons. … Continue reading

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Career Planning

You did it! You survived and conquered the fall semester. Wuhu! I bet you are looking forward to the winter break because I know I am 🙂 I love the holiday season because in the Filipino culture, Christmas and New … Continue reading

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Writing & Study Tips

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I felt that it was really needed especially when term papers and final exams are coming up within the next several weeks. I LOVE the holidays because not only do I have … Continue reading

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Grad School Application

It is never too early to think about graduate school. In fact, it is always a great idea to start early so you can identify which program and school will meet your career aspirations. It was around this time when … Continue reading

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Old Habits Die Hard: Procrastination and Tips to Overcome It

Growing up, my mother used to tell me “if you did that when I asked you to do it, then you could have had more time to do whatever you want” every time I put off my chores. As a … Continue reading

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Work and Life Balance

On Friday, October 20, 2017, I had a wonderful opportunity to attend the 27th Annual University System of Maryland (USM) Women’s Forum Conference. Their theme was about work-life balance. As a full-time employee and a graduate student with multiple responsibilities, I … Continue reading

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Life of a Grad Student: Time Management and Organization

As a full-time employee, a graduate student, and a bride to-be planning a wedding, I sometimes cannot help but feel a bit overwhelmed. When I started feeling overly exhausted mentally and physically, I knew I had to figure out strategies that … Continue reading

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Mind and Body Wellness

Welcome back! It has been officially a month since the fall semester started. How do you feel? Whether you are a new or returning student, everyone has a transition period where you adjust to the schoolwork routine, especially when you … Continue reading

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