When I began my program at Walden, I remember thinking “I don’t belong here” because my peers all had more experience than I did or had already completed additional academic programs. I felt very out of place. That is, until I met another student in the same situation who shared an article with me about … Continue reading Feeling Like You Don’t Belong? You’re Not Alone!
Living in Minnesota, our shelter in place order was issued on Friday, March 27th. As I am writing this, I had to double check my math, has it really, only been 5 weeks? My concept of time has shifted. I feel as though I have been at home for months on end, not 5 weeks. … Continue reading Balancing Quarantine Fatigue and Wellness
As a student at Walden University, you already know you have the flexibility to meet coursework deadlines around your busy schedule. Like my colleague, Doctoral Peer Mentor Moses Owasu, you probably already know that the Blackboard classroom is a “shopping mall where you can find everything you need related to your course.” But, did you … Continue reading The Blackboard App: What Every Walden Student Should Know
First, a bit about who I am. I am a former Walden student and current Walden staff member living in Washington state, one of the first states hit with COVID-19. And, as I am writing this, Wednesday, March 18, I am sick. I have all the symptoms associated with COVID-19 and I’ve been self-quarantined for … Continue reading Staying on Track During COVID-19: We're Here to Help
If you struggle with finding a balance between your academic work and other obligations in your life, you aren’t alone. It can be difficult to find time for everything important to us. While completing my doctoral degree, people suggested I learn to “say no” when asked to take on additional roles or projects. But, I … Continue reading Finding Balance by Saying “No”