The Times They Are A-Changin’: Differences Between the First Year and Veteran Experiences

Working in the GWU library
Chris talks about undergrad v. grad school in this fun chat

Before summer vacation started, a bunch of our bloggers got together (via Skype) to chat about how their experiences over the past school year – the ups and downs, challenges and victories, and what they learned.

We had some fantastic conversations, even digging into a few topics we hadn’t really covered in the blog posts – AND they agreed to let me record the Skype call so you all could listen in.

If you haven’t listened to the first one yet, check it out – it’s hilarious. But now, I’m excited to present:

Conversation #2: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Or download the mp3.

Senzeni discussed her first year in the US, and Farima and Nick chimed in to talk about how their experience is different now after a few years in America than it was when they first came. We also discussed where international students fit in on campus and how that differs at the high school, college and graduate school levels, and Chris talked a bit about other ways grad school is different from undergrad.

We were working with a combination of telephones and computer microphones, so sometimes there’s a bit of an echo. Sorry about that – hopefully it won’t bother you too much. Also, sometimes you’ll hear keystrokes in the background; typical Type A personalities – we were all multitasking during the phone call!