Graduate School Adventures – Day One, Yay!
I don’t often like to toot my own horn, but back in September of this year I fulfilled one of my early adolescent dreams; I was accepted to the University of Michigan!
Alright, alright, so I wasn’t accepted to the main campus in Ann Arbor, but the UofM extension campus in Flint, Michigan is still the University of Michigan as far as I’m concerned! That makes one more item scratched from my list of accomplishments to achieve before turning 30 40 (if I had one of those lists that is).
I was snuffed by the UofM School of Engineering while applying for undergrad studies (I would have made a poor engineer), but I can now proudly wear the blue and gold as I’ve been acccepted into the UofM-Flint’s Global Program in Education Technology.
I’ll be trying my best to reflect upon my experiences, and share the resources I’ll be developing with my team over the next two summers during our residencies in Geneva. Yup, We get to travel to Europe twice for a couple of 3 week residencies to work closely with some NGOs at the U.N. The idea is to foster global awareness and competencies via technology, and build up some serious programming skills with HTML, Java, and Ruby on Rails in order to put out plans into “digital” action.
The first seminar began today; the first task? Publish a profile on the program’s social networking site. I think this graduate school thing is going to be right up my alley 🙂