November 10, 2010

Jackpot!

I feel as though I've hit the jackpot. I can't believe I'm in a school where my homework for the evening includes doing something I have done in my 'spare' time in the past. Namely: researching ways to travel abroad in a meaningful way on someone else's dime. Specifically, Tanzania. To improve my Swahili. And study environmental effects of aquaculture. With a job at the end! It sounds like a dream come true (the homework aspect...not to mention if I actually were able to secure a fellowship)! My Research Methods for Environmental Policy class requires us all to write an application to one of several Grants/Fellowships available. I am considering applying to the Boren Fellowship. It seems like it was made for me.) I spent several hours this evening feeling guilty for doing my homework because it was so exciting! I'm not used to work feeling so much like fun. Happy. Very very happy.

3 comments:

eileen said...

If i weren't so happy for you, I'd tell you to stop rubbing it in :o)

Cari said...

I love that you're this happy!

How does one search for fellowships like this?

Alyssum Pohl said...

thanks guys! it's a blessing.

ask your career advisor? I always just keep my ears open and do a lot of searching on my own time. Also, involved professors know of a bunch too. Presidential, Fulbright, & Boren are the ones we're encouraged to apply to. Good luck, I hope you find one perfect for you!