June 10- News!

Having turned in the pieces of the UWEC workshop last week I didn’t have anything new to work on this week.  That said, I did learn that my tuition is covered over the summer thanks to the GTF “summer sandwich.”  Honestly, this made me feel like Dagwood, looking at the most exciting sandwich ever.

dagwoodsandwich

I feel SO thankful to be able to do the work I was planning on doing anyway (as a volunteer, simply for the experience) for credit.  More than anything, it means that next year will be a little more manageable because I won’t be cramming ALL of my internship credits into the school year.  I imagine I will continue to do similar work with these same organizations through next school year but I can do so at a more manageable pace AND have more time to focus on my thesis.  I recognize how lucky I am, just like Dagwood is lucky to have Blondie, and will keep this in mind next year.  It is a privilege to have a GTF.  The financial benefit is really just a piece of the overall peace of mind I have gained.  When I graduate, I will have no debt.  This will free me to pursue different types of work than if I had taken out loans.  My fellow CRESies may not have this same privilege.

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