My dissertation is a longitudinal qualitative study examining how graduate students in student affairs preparation programs make sense of their socialization experiences. I'm particularly interested in how differences in developmental capacities (i.e., cognitive, intrapersonal, interpersonal) influence how students negotiate graduate school and how they make sense of the surprises they encounter. Like most, my choice of topic is driven by my past experiences. Before beginning my doctoral program, I worked in residence life at a few different colleges.
I'm done with 2 of 3 interviews in my study and am making an attempt to code my Time 1 data. I would love to be done in a year, but we'll see how things go since I'm a new mom and finding time to write is definitely a challenge.
"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
- Joel A. Barker
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