Welcome, global human!
Here we are: The first post in this scrumptious little webdingle about my life here at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in the Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) M.A.
(The above image represents what my experience of studying GFTEI at Korbel will not be like…)
After overcoming (and also ignoring) a number of technical issues, I and about 25 other Korbel students from a variety of programs today set up our blogs, whilst eating muffins almost as oversized as the name of my degree, courtesy of Nicole Vilegi-Sandage (pastry-bearing Assistant Director of Admissions). This is all in anticipation of bringing YOU, the unknown reader, news and views about our time here at JKSIS so that you might be better informed about whether the Korbel School, or a particular program within it, is right for you.
(First piece of advice: Be careful when you google “Giant Muffin”. It’s not all cars crushed by baked products, let me tell you…)
I personally plan to cover the gamut of relevant and slightly less relevant subject matter here. This may include which classes I am enjoying most, what professors are most approachable, why I chose this degree, where I am trying to get internships, where I DO get internships (fingers crossed…),observations about the differences between life in The Bahamas and Denver or about studying at a US versus a British university. On other days, maybe you’ll find my views on what’s going on in the news (and how that relates to what we study at Korbel, ofcourse…), to what my favourite new microbrewery beer is this week or how much I love Mexican soap operas (very educational).
It goes without saying that all of this will be extremely informative but with an irreverence and wit rarely seen in your run-of-the-mill student blog. Not to build it up or anything…
If you would like to find out more about where I am coming from on this, feel free to check the “About” section for a slightly rambling summary of my background and objectives…
And ofcourse, leave your thoughts or queries in the comments section.