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Reflections from Brittney: A CS Social Work Student

Hello again everyone! I’m writing to you with only one week left in February, and I can’t believe it––time is flying! The days seem to go by so much quicker with a break mid-week for classes. Now being this far in, I can confidently say that I’ve settled into a routine, and for those of…
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Reflections from Debola: A CS Public Relations Student

Hey guys, Hope everyone had a good couple of days. I know you’ve all been refreshing the Chicago Semester page for the last 10? days waiting on this blog post. Haha, I kid. Anyway, the last few weeks have been kind of eventful on my end. As my last blog post was a sort of…
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Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

Welcome back to the Student Teaching blog! A lot has happened since our last chat. The weeks have truly been flying by. It is crazy to think that we are nearing the halfway mark of Student Teaching. I feel like it just started yesterday! Today, I’m going to get really real with y’all and talk…
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Reflections from Kira: A CS Nursing Student

Hello! I am Kira Goetz, a senior nursing student from Hope College in Holland Michigan! I am spending my final semester of college back in my home state of Illinois, living it up in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. It will soon be a month since we moved in and we are finally getting…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS Social Work Student

A maze of concrete with walls embracing the sky; once unfamiliar, has now begun to recede into a landscape of home.   Hello everyone! My name is Brittney Statema, and I’m a senior studying Social Work and Spanish at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Last year, I took a leap of faith and signed…
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Reflections from Debola: a CS Public Relations Student

Hello all. My name is Debola Adeyemo, I am a senior public relations major and it is my honor to say you are all stuck reading my words for the next couple months. No worries, I will try to make my life sound interesting. I just have to think of a good story opener first….
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Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! I’m so glad you’ve stumbled across the Chicago Semester Student Teaching blog. This semester I will be sharing with you all things surviving student teaching and a whole lot more. So stick around and get comfy – it’s going to be a fun ride! My name is Sarah Stephan. I am from Fulton, Illinois…
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Lydia Stazen’s Chicago Semester Story: Bringing Her Vocational Calling into Razor-sharp Focus

By the end of her sophomore year of college, Lydia Stazen ’04 felt an intense need to expand her horizons beyond her campus experience. As she explored off-campus semester opportunities, she was excited to discover that Chicago Semester met both her personal need for more diverse experiences – and her major’s internship requirements. Before participating…
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Happy Thursday, Blog! I can hardly believe how close we are to the end of Chicago Semester Fall 2019!! As much as I’m trying to reminisce and make the most of every day here, things are flying by SO quickly. Between deadlines for work, classes and thinking ahead to Thanksgiving Break, I’ve had a hard…
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hey again!   This week has been a slower week in terms of a schedule, but ironically quite a bit more hectic in terms of “big life moments.” To give some context, it’s good to know that in the city things can get really overwhelming all of a sudden if you don’t keep them in…
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