Stand Out from the Crowd—Participate in Undergraduate Research

I always knew I wanted to major in CSD and I got involved with my program here at the University of Alabama right from the beginning. I volunteered at a local speech center, joined NSSLHA, and excelled in my classes. But I always worried it wouldn’t be enough to get into grad school. I felt like I really needed to get involved in something else…

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Transitioning from Undergrad to Grad School

As the spring semester comes to a close, you’ve probably decided which grad program you’ll attend in the fall and you’re probably wondering what you should do next. As a student who just finished her first year of grad school, I still remember what it’s like to make that transition! It can be stressful, scary, and down-right nerve-wracking! Here’s what I suggest to make the…

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Let’s Get Outside Our Comfort Zones

What I have to share is going to be uncomfortable before it gets comfortable. However, it’s an important topic to discuss if we want to instill change. So here it goes… Naïve-Me As an Asian American, I’m part of the minority. I know that everyone (minority and non-minority) has faced or will face prejudicial and stereotypical views from people of different races, genders, ethnicities, or…

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