Thursday, November 4, 2010

GRE, Grad School Apps & Scholarship Apps OH MY ! ! !


It's been a couple of months since I have blogged about anything, for my avid follower(s) [[lol I doubt many people read this--if you are, thanks!]] I apologize. Basically the only thing going on in my life besides school is...well...applying to more school. Towards the end of my junior year, I felt that I would be in school for quote on quote FORREEVVERRR, but Fall semester of my senior year has flown by like none a couple of weeks I will be blogging about Thanksgiving for crying out loud. I digress *sigh*

For obtaining my M.A. in Art Therapy, I am applying to both The GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Both programs are extremely competitive; both are far away from home.

In a nutshell, my GRE scores suck. NYU doesn't require the GRE for the art therapy program, but GW requires it for strictly admissions into the Columbia College, not the art therapy program itself.

Right now I'm praying for wisdom. The right words to use in my essays, both admissions and scholarships, and for the right works of art to select to include in my digital portfolio. If invited for an interview I get to have fun hauling my work around from NC to DC and NC to NY. Thank God for SUVs.

So hopefully, next Fall I will still be in school, enrolled in an accredited Art Therapy program. As far as "Plan B," I do not know where I will end up. I guess I could apply to random "starter" jobs and hope for the best. Honestly, after all of the internships and jobs I have worked, there has not really been anything I have fallen in love with. The whole 9-5 thing is a real joy-kill for me.  Don't get me wrong, I am a very hard worker, but I hate being stuck at a desk. I understand the necessity of paperwork, but I don't want paperwork to be my job. I love research enough, but there's not much I am able to really do without any credentials.  I really, really LIKED working in the Meredith Autism Program (MAP), but there was something missing--art! The only job I absolutely LOVED[[/will LOVE (God-willing I will have time to volunteer next semester)]] is when I was at SeeSaw Studio. I blogged about my summer job here: iSketchMyHeartOut.

Anywho, my heart's desire is to be an art therapist. I will be sure to put updates later about where I'll end up.

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