The College of LAS supports the research, scholarship, and creative work of graduate students through its Graduate Research Funding (GRF) program. The GRF helps defray the cost of conducting research and creative work and for presenting papers at academic conferences through a competitive process. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadline: January 22, 2018
For guidelines and to apply, visit the website here.
My journey as a graduate student is divided into two parts. During the first part, I taught English at Wilmette Junior High and decided to explore the MALS program. Unlike several of my colleagues, I did not want to pursue a master’s in education; instead I wanted to garner more knowledge in my content area.
I had always liked writing and had been fairly successful at it, however, I did not view writing as my strength. I took a language and style class with a linguistics focus and then found the WRD (Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse) department and became hooked, finishing my MALS program with four WRD courses. The WRD courses were challenging, learning and approximating a new discourse, and I believed understanding language and being able to communicate effectively was a necessary skill for students to enter into academic discourse with confidence.
Teaching Writing with Jennifer O’Brien was the last class I took before my Capstone course, Digital Storytelling. Jennifer O’Brien designed the course through various teaching pedagogies like genre, multimodal, critical, ethnography, translingual, and transfer. O’Brien’s class did two specific things for me as a student and professional educator. First O’Brien made me think like a teacher once again with coherence in my pedagogy. Secondly, Jennifer O’Brien became a mentor to me even though I probably surpassed her in age by over ten years. She dismantled the power structure that often exists between a student and teacher and allowed me to think like an educator once again. This class, more than any other graduate class I have taken, gave me the academic freedom and grace to make it my own and define myself through a pedagogical lens that was both theory-based and practical, embodying transfer theory through praxis.
My undergraduate journey was a straight path leading to a career in teaching, whereas my graduate journey was a country mile with curves, pauses, new paths each leading back to where I started. I am an educator, a teacher, … and I am moved by my education and am ready to empower others to be and do the same.
Start your self-constructed educational journey today by contacting the DePaul MALS/IDS program.
November 17 – December 24
Chicago | Naperville | Park at Wrigley
The Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago’s largest open-air Christmas festival is an enchanting and inviting holiday village nestled in the center of the city’s downtown. Inspired by the 16th century Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, one of the first holiday markets of its kind, the Christkindlmarket is well-known for its vendors’ high quality gifts and food, holiday cheer, and for being the ideal place for families to create their own holiday traditions.
For more information, visit their website at www.christkindlmarket.com.
The ASK network connects DePaul students and graduates with alumni to explore college and professional transitions, life challenges, and university and career questions.
You can gain exclusive first access to DePaul’s new mentorship community.
The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network is launching a new mentorship platform
The platform will connect you with DePaul alumni who have been in your shoes. Connect with at least 3 mentors this week.
When you join as a Student, you will be able to:
* Expand your DePaul community
* Connect with alumni in your city or industry of interest
* Establish short-term or long-term mentorships with alumni
* Learn about and apply for internships and jobs
* Access educational/career resources and discussions
It just takes a couple minutes to register.
Visit here to learn more about how the program works.