Inside USC Rossier Blog


Putting on my surprised face

I don’t like surprises. Gift exchanges and Secret Santas are completely lost on me. I like to know whose names everyone drew before the day we open presents. My husband threw me a “surprise” 40th birthday party last year. Please don’t tell him that I knew. Apparently...

 

Tech savvy?

When I first started considering the MAT@USC some of the first things that went through my mind were “An online program?  How will they know it’s me?  Will employers take me seriously if I’ve done an online program?”  Although I was looking forward to saving on time and gas...

Recovery and reinvention

Hi, I’m Mel and I’m a recovering journalist. For more than 20 years I’ve been a breaking news junkie and newsroom rat, but today I am happy to report I no longer twitch and break out into cold, clammy sweats when I see big news happening. I am content to sit on my couch and...

When I Grow Up…

I’ve often heard students of mine make comments like “When I grow up I’m going to be a teacher, and I’m never going to assign homework!”  I always laugh because that used to be me growing up.  I always thought I would grow up to be a teacher, and I would think of all the things...

Introduction

I like the question “where do you see yourself in X number of years?” because the answer I give rarely ever comes to fruition.  Don’t get me wrong; I believe that goal setting, time management, and self-regulation are extremely important aspects of being successful in any endeavor...

I’m a blogger!

Welcome to my first blog entry! I’m Cathy and I’m in the September ’09 cohort. I live in Guilford, Connecticut, a town located on the Long Island Sound about halfway between New York and Boston. I have three children (ages ten, eight and three), three dogs, and a husband...