I decided on a university for graduate school!! Okay, if you follow my Instagram or Twitter you might have already figured it out, but I felt like a blog post would make it official.. ;) — In a few short months I’ll be trading in my gold for garnet and officially becoming a University of South Carolina Gamecock! Actually I have no plans to trade anything in.. more like just add to what already exists!
After months of preparing for the GRE, writing personal statements, emailing faculty, and searching for graduate assistantships, it finally feels like the big move is actually going to happen! Thank God! - The University of Florida and Texas A&M would have been great choices, but I think I’ve known, for about a year, that if I had the opportunity to go to South Carolina, that is where I would end up. Not only are they a highly regarded university for their Sport and Entertainment Management program, but the title itself drew me to USC. Since my undergraduate degree is in sport management AND event planning, it is nice to be going to a school that offers sport AND entertainment within this master’s program instead of going in the direction of only sport management/administration. To say I’m excited for this opportunity is an understatement!
So now that I’ve been accepted, figured out the money situation (ugh..), and found an apartment all there is to do is wait.. and I’m not a patient person. Luckily I was able to keep my job after graduation until June. — I really am spoiled by this! I can only imagine how hard it would have been to find a job, knowing I’d be leaving in about five months, and that would let me take a week vacation to Cozumel and a week to South Carolina over that time span. Sometimes college jobs aren’t so bad :) — So for now I’m just working, saving money, and spending time with family before I leave. Oh, and finding ways to decorate my new apartment, which doesn’t help with “saving money”…
In a few short months I’ll be heading halfway across the country to the other Columbia in the SEC and getting a taste of the south! Down there they say I’m moving to the “better Columbia”, but I truly don’t know if I’ll ever be able to say that! I am excited to see the differences between the two in all aspects of life, sports, culture, weather, all of it! I’m far more excited than I am nervous for the move. I’ve always wanted to “get out and go” so to speak, so to be able to experience a new part of the country is an idea I love! Plus, grad schools only two years. I may come back, who knows!
Be prepared for a lot more #GoCocks, garnet and black, and southern inspired posts, they’re coming your way!
If you missed the 7 Helpful Tips for Selecting a Grad School post, check it out to find out some of the ways I decided where to apply! If you’re interested in, or heading, to grad school I’d love to hear about it! Leave a message in the comments or send me a message on the Learn More page!