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About Me

I'm a Morris Graduate School of Management student, pursing my MBA with a concentration in Management and Human Resources. I am also a full-time paralegal specializing in unemployment law. When I'm not working or studying, I'm watching Hockey or Baseball or attending concerts.

Previously on Real Life @ RMU

Scheduling Classes

As a graduate student you are bestowed with the honor of scheduling your own classes according to the required courses based on your degree and concentration. For the planners this is fun, but if you are disorganized or misinformed, planning your class schedule can be a pain. 

I happen to fall into both categories.  I enjoy planning and mapping out class grids, however, I am mapping out class schedules without the correct information.  I am down to four classes left of my graduate degree. Two quarters left, that feels so good to say out loud! However, during my schedule creation, I noticed that the classes I need are all scheduled on the same day and are not being offered in the Spring quarter.  This is a major road block.  I was supposed to finish my degree in July, but with the way classes are scheduled not sure that is going to happen. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy school and learning, but at the same time I would like to say “I am finish,” “Je suis fini!” I guess I shouldn’t tempt fate, but I am trying to work with my graduate counselor and trying to figure out something.  I take comfort in knowing that there are a few other students who are having the same problem.  I will find out how this all works out this week.  

Other than that, I am having a difficult quarter. I am struggling with both Statistics and Project Management classes. These two classes are difficult and require so much work.  I have been eating and breathing Stats and PM for the last few weeks!  

Also, I am working on getting the Morris Women Organization approved. The application has been submitted and now we are just waiting for a response so we can start planning forums and panels.   If anyone is interested in participating or would like to make suggestions about events they would like to see at RMU, send me an e-mail. or twitter at @blackhawksgirl0.  


Next on Real Life @ RMU


This quarter seems like finals are spread out over the final two weeks of the quarter. There is an overwhelming amount of work to be done in preparation for finals. 

As a result, there is also a great deal of stress.  Just think I am juggling two classes and a full-time job. So there is going to be some stress involved there. I think I even noticed a few more grey hairs.

So, how is one supposed to manage and deal with this kind of stress. Well, one way that used to help me deal with stress and test anxiety was to smoke a cigarette before the actual test (I know, I know, this is a terrible habit, but I would only smoke one before the test and throw the rest of the pack out). However, since RMU became a smoke free facility, there goes that method of stress relief. 

So, I looked into another method and decided to try Yoga. Yoga proved to be quite frustrating and I think caused more stress.  The transitioning from Warrior pose 1 to downward dog is quite difficult.  I lost my balance a few times and fell over.  I now have a few bruises on my elbow and ego. Hence I quickly abandoned that method.

Currently, I have yet to find a method for stress relief. I will just have to employ deep breathing methods to get me by. 

I wish everyone good luck on their finals!  Stay tuned for upcoming events from the Morris Women!

Real Life @ RMU


Program: Master of Business Administration Hometown: Chicago, IL Campus: Chicago
Graduating on-time and Morris Women

Things worked out in the end regarding my class scheduling.  I am going to graduate in mid-July of 2012. It’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. I enjoy my school and being a part of the RMU community. It’s also nice to finish something that I worked hard on for the past few years. 

Other exciting news, Morris Women has been approved by RMU as an official student organization.  Lots of work and help went into organizing Morris Women and getting final approval.  I thank everyone who believed in the idea and helped accomplish this goal.  Now it’s time to start planning events, forums, panels, and helping the RMU community.  If anyone has any ideas or suggestions about events or programs they would like to see please let me know that would be deeply appreciated.  You can send an e-mail to me at

Other than that, just trying to survive the weather and get through the last few weeks of classes!  Keep warm everyone and be safe!  Cheers!