Final Papers.

Yep– did that!

Presentations.

Check!

Exams.

Yep Yep.

What am I talking about here? Well, it is that time of year again– final exam time, and I just finished!!! Yes, I have completed my first semester in the Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee. Woo hoo! 🙂 In many ways, time at Tennessee has gone by really fast. There were days were I felt that I was going to school, reading, writing papers, and then do some more reading, and then occasionally get a bite to eat! 🙂

When Christmas comes to Tennessee

You might ask what exactly do Ph.D. students have to do in terms of class work? Well, as I have told many of my friends– imagine all of the work that you did for you Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree– and if you combine both together– that is how much work Ph.D. students do! 🙂 And that is only in ONE semester! 😀 From doing a 60 + page research paper to exams to research presentations– I have done it all! 🙂

I am very happy that I am in the Communications program at UT– it has been a great learning experience and my classmates and professors have been really amazing! Next semester I am going to be taking three courses (I took four this semester–13 units– wow!)

What is up next for me? Well, I am going to be able to take a few weeks off for Christmas break and I am going back home to California to visit my family. I am really excited! 🙂 Should be a lot of fun! 🙂

I hope you all are having a great day and Happy Holidays! 🙂

Best Wishes,

Karen