Sorry I went MIA, but I am now a GRADUATE! Last weekend I recieved my Bachelor of Science in City & Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. President Obama was our commencement speaker, too. It was fantastic.
Now, I’m starting grad school in a few weeks! I’m sort of a PhD student. As in, my department accepted me into the PhD program, but, despite graduating OSU with a 3.4, my GPA from a school I left in 2009 before taking 2 years off was terrible, so the graduate school itself only admitted me as a masters student. Because, you know, 2 1/2 years at OSU isn’t proof enough that I’m better now. So, after 2 semesters (including summer) of having a 3.0, then I can reapply to the PhD program. However, I’ll be taking PhD classes anyway and working on my Urban Design & Behavior concentration, so for all intents and purposes I’m considering myself a PhD student. My professors have all congratulated me and seem to be considering me one as well, so that’s what counts!
SO. Any other PhD students on here? Or anyone who already got their PhD? If so, shoot me a message here, or let’s be twitter buds (@ameyawarde), as I will be using twitter a lot for my PhD journey from now on!
Anyone else going? I’ll be there, and I got hired on as a student blogger covering the conference on Tuesday!