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Featuring Alison (Lee) Angell '08

Graduate School: University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Graduate Program: Creative Writing (M.Litt.)

Information on Alison's employment profile

Position: Marketing Associate, Scholastic

Location: New York City, NY

(Profiled: 2011)

 

♦  What influenced your decision to go to graduate school?
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How did you explore graduate schools?

♦  Do you have any tips related to the application process?

♦  Did you obtain a Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship?  If so, what was that application process like?

 

What influenced your decision to go to graduate school?

I didn't realize how much I loved writing poetry until my junior year at GCC when I took a required writing course with Dr. Potter. Senior year I did an independent study in poetry, and was itching to learn more about it. I applied in the UK because I had wanted to study abroad at GCC, but my course-load did not permit that, and because I could complete my degree in a year.

 

How did you explore graduate school?

 Since I wanted to study in the UK, I mostly did online research on the top writing programs in the country. This was much more manageable than the US, since there are a lot fewer universities! I applied to St Andrews since it was consistently listed at or near the top, and was thrilled to arrive and discover that two of the best poets in the UK were my lecturers. There were only 7 students in my course, so I left with an incredible writing community. 

 

Do you have any tips related to the application process?

Send your application in as early as possible. I found out Thanksgiving Day of my senior year that I was accepted, and with rolling applications, it can't hurt to be ahead of deadlines!

 

Did you obtain a Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship?  If so, what was that application process like?

The UK does not have teaching assistantships for master's degrees generally, but I was able to work as an assistant to one of my lecturers, who also happened to be a world-famous writer. He was the editor for one of my favorite authors' work, and I couldn't believe I was getting paid!

 

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