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  • Change of heart

    Posted by Jason Moy on 4/24/2012 05:07:09 PM

    This week I decided to choose a different grad school...I got exciting news that I got accepted to Columbia! (Which is an Ivy League, dontcha know) So obviously I had to reevaluate Boston College. Although Boston College is a great school, when it came down to it I just feel better about the decision to go to Columbia. It starts July 31st (better than June 11th) and I got an amazing financial aid package from them! It is an amazing school for social work also and is in one of my favorite cities, New York City of course! So I cannot wait to start my life living 4 blocks from Central Park and hoping my life turns out as great as the TV show Friends. Haha, without being too unrealistic :)

    School is great right now, just really busy! We are in midterms currently, but I am feeling more stress with my honors thesis than anything else. I have finished all of my interviews with my subjects and am not working on transcribing them, boy is that not fun! Haha. Research is an interesting experience though and I feel really lucky to get to experience it now before I have to write my master's thesis!

    In other news, here are some pictures from my Nonprofit Leadership retreat at the start of the quarter. It was cold and rainy, but that didn't stop us from having fun!

     Low Ropes

    This is us at the bottom of a big wall that we had to help each other climb. That's our safety pose!


    And the winner is...

    Posted by Jason Moy on 3/30/2012 01:15:06 PM

    Boston College! Hello there, welcome back to my blog! I am so thrilled to share some exciting news with you! If you have been following my blog then you would know that I applied to Graduate School for the Master's in Social Work program at a number of schools. On Tuesday I finally decided and sent in my deposit to BOSTON COLLEGE! I could not be more excited about this next venture to another Jesuit school across the country! The crazy thing that I just was informed of today, is that school starts just 2 days, that's right, 2 DAYS after I graduate. June 12th will be my first day of graduate school! Life is really quite a whirlwind.

    In other news, I went to San Francisco, via road trip over spring break! It was incredible. I got to ride the cable cars (haven't done that in years!!), shop, check out Alamo Square, went to Point Reyes, spent time with family, and had just a blast all around. We also camped in the Redwoods for 2 nights as well as the Oregon Coast. Boy is the Oregon Coast a hidden gem! It was my first time and I definitely fell in love!

    I'm so excited about my latest ventures! I have 10 more weeks in the Emerald City and am working on my bucket list of Seattle things before I leave. Until next time, stay tuned and maybe I'll post my bucket list on my blog next week! :) Go Redhawks! (And go Eagles!)

    Spring break, keep your clothes on!

    Posted by Jason Moy on 3/13/2012 11:17:46 AM

    But seriously, do that. It's spring break! Well actually, it's finals week, but I already finished finals so it's time for me to relax, read a book for fun, and eat lots of jelly beans. The jelly bean thing is only because I'm sitting here with a bag of Trader Joe's jelly beans right next to me, so I'm nommin'.

    Finals week went alright for me, clearly, since I'm already done. I've been keeping busy and hearing back from grad schools! I have so far gotten accepted into Boston College (with a $5,000 scholarship) and University of Denver (with a $12,000 scholarship). So far I am two for two and I'm basically nailin' it! I am looking forward to hearing back from the three other schools, hopefully before April! Here's hoping I go five for five!

    In the meantime, in my fundraising class we got to make a presentation to the Director of Development at TAF (Technology Access Foundation) on our fundraising plan for them. That was a really good real life experience for me and I sincerely enjoyed it. Especially when he told us that he was going to use some of our ideas in real life! That sure was satisfying.

    I hope you all come out and visit Seattle U and check out how great being a Redhawk is: