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A Pleasant Surprise

As a brand-new grad student, and a brand-new Massachusetts resident, I must admit I was extremely ambivalent about taking an online class my first semester.  I don't know anyone in Massachusetts except my parents, and I really wanted to get out there and mingle with my fellow students.  Also, I only took one online class my entire time in undergrad and it was very much an individual experience, as in, I did not talk to my classmates, ever.

I'm finding myself to be pleasantly surprised by my online LIS 407 course.  I'm getting to know so much about my classmates and there is a lot of group discussion in the forums.  In addition, while I was worried about not having the "student experience," again, I was pleasantly surprised.  Simmons is so good about sending emails about networking events through their student organizations like LISSA (Library and Information Science Student Organization), so I can come to campus and participate that way.  I'm sure the next few years of grad school will be full of more surprises and learning experiences and I'm so glad I chose to come to Simmons.  

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