Monday 12 June 2017

What's Next...

Well, the Ph.D. hoopla is officially over. I received my diploma in the mail today, which was very exciting, and this weekend my wonderful husband and I hosted my graduation party at our home. We had an awesome time. It was an English Garden Party theme, and we hosted over 50 friends and family members in our home with scones, fruit, cucumber sandwiches, cupcakes, and lots of drinks. When I woke up the next morning I was just so overwhelmed by the love and support of our friends and family. As I said in my last post, I never could have done this alone.

Instagram post the morning after my graduation party
One of the most common questions that I got at my graduation party, and that I get now in general is: "so, what's next?" It's a good question, as going to school for ten years and earning a doctorate hopefully leads to something else! I am currently teaching a course called Written Communication at Madison College, and it is basically an intro to professional writing course. I am teaching the course as part of the Marketing and Client Relations Academy that is part of the School of Workforce and Economic Academy. I only have five students, so that gives us a lot of time to discuss, work through kinks, and work on projects. They also ask good, detailed questions which keep me on my toes! We are two weeks into the ten week program, and I am enjoying being back in the classroom.

Instagram post after teaching my first Written Communication course

So, for now, that is what is next. I have three English One classes lined up to teach in the fall at Madison College, and I plan to go on the job market in September. Lots of fun stuff. 

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