I am all for transformations. It’s fun, exciting and liberating (such as transforming a PCR fragment into E. coli and then later to Tetrahymena, or maybe the transformation of a person’s look or simply decorating a dreary room into a beautiful gallery! I think change tends to be a good thing, even if we want things to stay the way things are.
So, I had my Fulbright interview! I had no idea I was going to be talking to eight people in the room, but everyone was very nice. I got a lot of great feedback and I can’t wait to finalize my essays even further. Because I work at the Writing Center, I know the peak hours that writers sometimes do not show up and/or cancel their appointments, so as long as I keep refreshing the page for an opening on the day of, I have some hope! Of course, I can’t rely on that all the time so I made sure to make my appointment a week in advance. These things fill up so quickly so I am always bummed to tell people who want to come in that we’re full. Please make an appointment and register here!
I am going to be on a pre-health panel for the UIC Open House Oct. 5th and I’m pretty excited to share my experiences and how UIC has prepared me for my path to prospective students. I remember attending a Preview Day when I was in high school for UIC and that’s when I could really see myself as a student there (erm, here). I remember going to UIUC and Augustana College and feeling really awkward and unhappy in those college visits. I’m not sure why, but if you don’t feel comfortable somewhere, don’t go there! You have to trust your instincts on this one…
I have papers and exams coming up, but I’m trying not to think about them (and more of studying the actual material). Thinking isn’t going to do me any good. OH! I saw full-body cadavers for the first time, finally. I am glad it wasn’t as bad as I had made it out to be. I’m not a fan of the formaldehyde though…it burns my nose and eyes. I start crying if I get too close because of the chemical fumes, lol! Learning about the body is so cool; I’m very happy I decided to take this class for an elective! I did really well on the lab and lecture exam so I hope to keep it up and maybe pull off straight-A’s this semester! I honestly think the class I am most concerned about is Foods, LOL. I thought it’d be easier but there’s a lot more to food than you think!
More to say, but I’m out of breath. Until next time. <><