June 18, 2012

Graduation and Beyond

This past Friday, I walked across the stage at Royce Hall with my fellow UCLA MSW classmates. It was an event marked by excitement and a sense of pride and accomplishment. More than anything, I enjoyed watching students pose for photos, yell supportive comments as friends strutted across the stage, and embrace each other after the ceremony.

While I will certainly miss both my cohort and the student lifestyle, I cannot wait for what is ahead of me: a career in the mental health field. Although it was a tough decision, I turned down a job offer from a community mental health center where I interned, and took a contractor job for a prestigious hospital in West LA in adult inpatient psychiatry. Only time will tell if I made the right choice.

For the past two years, this blog has been a place for me to vent my frustrations, provide insight about the program, and spread little bits of knowledge I have accumulated from my student journey. I have truly enjoyed writing about my experience and receiving emails from readers. Ultimately, I have made the decision to discontinue posting entries on this blog, mostly because I will not be able to devote the time to write qualities entries. However, should any readers want to contact me about the UCLA MSW program, I am still available and willing to answer questions via thenudgepatrol at gmail dot com. Thanks for reading!


Anonymous said...

Laura, congratulations on graduation! I have truly enjoyed you blog and I am sincerely going to miss your posts. As a 2nd year, your insight has been invaluable and I am going to feel a little lost without your blog. I wish you all the best!

Unknown said...

I have no idea whether or not you still check these comments, but thank you so much for your time!! This blog is so insightful and I am learning things I had no idea were part of this whole grad school adventure!!! Elise

Laura said...

Yes I still check emails from the address listed above