Thriving grad School 101 (Especially While Black)

“In grad school, you should thrive. Thrive in the areas that push you closer to whom you are supposed to be and what you are supposed to give. It won’t always be pretty, but your program should be in line with the legacy and impact you want to leave. We’re no longer just trying to survive Grad School; we’re going to THRIVE and look and feel great doing it.”

This one is for all the graduate students, new or old! We’re taking graduate school to new levels but first, I figured I give you a few keys for greatness.

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Six Months In…

“Growing up, I played with the idea of being a teacher”. Semester 1 of Year 1 in Teaching is almost over, here’s an update on how things are going in and outside the classroom.

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One Day. All Kids. Shake Things Up.

Changemakers. Leaders. Innovators. Risk-takers. Community Activists. Are you a changemaker ready to make your mark on the world? Are you a strong leader ready to break oppressive systematic cycles and create a better tomorrow?

Click the link to see how Teach for America’s Greater Tulsa Region is changing the world each and every day.

One Day. All Kids. We are #GreaterTogether #TFAGreaterTulsa #ApplyToday

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New Perspectives.

For many of you that read my blog, I have always written about content that just sparks my mind and heart when I feel like it. However, there will be a new approach to writing (at least for the next 8 to 15 weeks). I’m bringing Grad School Life to alexasmakenzie.com So, for all the […]

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Summer’s Over Already?

If I had a theme song for how my life has been going so far, I would immediately choose “Knuck If You Buck” and “F.A.V.O.R” by Kirk Franklin. (How about making a mashup of the two, lol) As happy as I am to be exploring a new city as a resident, as well as connecting […]

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College Declassified: So Close Yet So Far

We’ve tackled packing. We’ve tackled decorations. But with an average of 21 days left until Fall 2018 move-in, I figured it was time to get real. We’re so close, yet so far away. Depending on the student, some parents may be ready to move them in their dorms, while others may still be trying to squeeze […]

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College Declassified: Packing Part 2

Families are still gearing up for the Fall 2018 College Move- In. See how I tackle one of the biggest packing struggles of undergraduate history.

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College Declassified: The Initial Packing/ Preparation Chapter

Graduation is over. College orientations have started. August will be here before you know it. Every 2-3 weeks, I’ll do a segment on how to tackle college, whether it’s the first go around or the eighth.
AlexasMakenzie.com Presents ‘College Declassified’

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