Masters program – done! 🎓✔️I wrote discussion posts, worked on research papers, created presentations, read a lot of textbooks, took quizzes, and collaborated on group projects pretty much everywhere and all the time over the past 20ish months. From coffee shops and the YMCA lobby to doctors offices and airplanes. In between breastfeeding sessions and diaper changes and rocking Lucy to sleep. In the mornings, during nap times, while Lucy went to school, at night after she went to sleep. During family vacations to the beach and on work trips in hotel rooms and while overlooking the Portugal coast.
I applied to my program at Purdue University at the end of my pregnancy with Lucy (November 2017), started the program when she was 2.5 months old (April 2018), and I’m graduating when I’m just about 8 months pregnant with our second daughter. I’ve juggled grad school while diving into a new role as a mom, while managing my own client workload, while buying a house and moving across the country, while being pregnant again, and while doing normal life stuff, like trying to be a good wife, daughter, sister, friend. It feels pretty crazy for my grad school program to *actually* be done! 👏🏽
In my career so far, I’ve worked at a large PR agency, at several startups, at Facebook, and finally, for myself via my own consulting business Lucky Collective. Pursuing my Masters (MS in Communication) was another way to challenge myself to expand my digital marketing and communication skillset and help open the door for future professional opportunities. 🤓 I’ve learned a lot, pushed myself a lot, and grew a lot, both personally and professionally and for that, I’m so grateful. 💛 And I’m also v grateful I’M DONE! 🎉 🥂 👩🎓
P.S. My program was 100% online via the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University! Feel free to email me if you have any questions about it.