My Experience as a Graduate

I’ve been in school nonstop. I thought after I graduated with my BA in English that I would take a nice long break, work, and increase my savings account. But nope, I decided to continue my education but this time it was focused on creative writing and the world of publishing.

I returned to The University of Baltimore and joined the MFA Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program and let’s just say I do not regret it. From my first class called Creative Ways of Seeing to four years later taking my Thesis Classes, I have learned much and wrote a lot. I have met amazing, talented people and participated in a variety of useful classes.

I am thankful for this journey. I only pray that once I graduate that I would find myself in the fields of my choosing. Those fields being in publishing and/or film production. I leave the MFA program with my own self-published book of short stories called STUCK. And I pray that I will continue to publish more of my work either by contest, self-publishing, or traditional publishing.

From years of having a close relationship with Jesus, I’ve come to accept that all things are possible when you trust in him. I’ve come to accept that I can do anything I want. I know I must never give up on my dreams and goals and to see the brighter side of everything. I wish all of my fellow peers in the MFA program the best.

So, overall, I have enjoyed myself as a graduate student. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me and my peers. Go CLASS OF 2022!

God bless and remember to never give up!

Written by LeQuita C. Harrison

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