I just received great news about my article from one of the editors of Planning for Higher Education. Terry Calhoun left me this comment: “Shannon, as of this morning, we have 345 article/summary downloads. So, people are reading, even if not yet commenting.”
I have to say: that’s a truly amazing number of downloads. It’s a testament to the quality of the organization (the Society of College and University Planners) and its new platform for sharing ideas.
On another note, Fulbright Ireland just posted a piece on taking the GRE in Dublin that was written by Erin Eife who is a recent college graduate who is conducting research on recidivism among females who have been jailed.
Erin and I sat next to each other at the Fulbright Orientation in September. We got to talking about grad school and I answered some of her questions about degree paths and about selecting and applying to grad schools.
Erin has since written to thank me for the advice and let me know that she’s following through! I love getting this type of feedback! It’s not often that you hear you’ve made an important difference simply by sharing your experiences.
Erin has got big dreams and I have every confidence that she’ll succeed with the applications she’s submitting this fall.
Thank you for your kind words and help with everything! I’ll definitely keep you updated when I hear back in the Spring.
I’ve got my fingers crossed, but I know you have one heck of a resume behind you, so I’ve really no doubts!