Graduate School Fair

This past week Luther held a graduate school fair. As a senior, this is one of those things that you just can’t miss. It’s such a great opportunity to learn about various opportunities that we have for continuing our education post-Luther.

At the fair they handed out a sheet that listed all of the schools represented and the graduate programs that they offer for students. It was intimidating to be there faced with the proposition of going on after Luther College to a new university. It was exciting as well though, because it wasn’t just schools that I was looking at. I was looking at all of the interesting directions that my life could take after Luther.

I had some good talks with a few of the university representatives. They had me sign up for mailings of more information on the programs that they offer.

It seems really strange in the sense that I feel like I’ve already done this. I’ve already visited various colleges and I decided on Luther. It feels so strange to be starting this process all over again. At least this time, I have a better idea of what I’m getting myself in to.

Now I can walk up to different representatives with a better sense of what questions are important to be asking. I’ve been through this before. It isn’t that different than what I’ve already experienced in talking to different colleges.

But at the same time, it is. Instead of the idea that in the end I’m going to have to choose a school, I’m now at the point in my life where if I don’t find what I’m looking for then I may end up just taking a year or two off. This is a completely different mindset form the one that I held as a 17 or 18 year old high school senior.

Here I am though at this cross-road in my life. I’m not sure exactly where I’ll be sitting this time next year, except for the fact that it won’t be at Luther. I could be at a graduate school, maybe even one of them that I talked to at the fair, or I could be out in the real world with a job. It’s all up in the air at this point, but that’s okay. I’m loving the excitement that comes with such a big step in my life.

Cheers ladies and gents :)

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