|Mona Narain and Sarah Robbins|
Prior to the visit from Narain and Robbins, I was getting the sense that some of the Fellows were becoming somewhat exhausted or burnt-out from continually scrolling through dozens of graduate school web pages to investigate potential programs. Our TCU guests, however, offered a break from the virtual and limited interface of the web and facilitated a real-life, lively, and interactive conversation about applying to graduate school.
Narain and Robbins began by asking each of our Fellows what they were looking for from a graduate program. Beginning with that question and listening to our group's responses ended up being an important starting place for the wide-ranging discussion that followed. In addition to offering a strong case for why our Fellows might consider applying to TCU, Narain and Robbins offered advice on how to produce high quality application packages for any graduate programs.
Related: AALCI 2012