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Michelle Camille Correa, M.A.

March 4, 2012


Michelle Camille Correa, M.A. Not that I'll be flaunting my academic credentials by signing my name like that from now on. It's just too strange, since I'm not even a professor of any sort. I'm just a communication practitioner who wanted to improve her craft through further studies. At any rate, I'm writing this blog post just to share that yeah, I'm finally graduating with a degree in MA Communication this year.

My research paper is almost done…or is it?

February 26, 2012


So…I’ve gone through two drafts of my research paper and I’m waiting to see if my adviser (who’s also the Department Chair…yikes) will allow me to graduate this March. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I haven’t told you about my research topic, right? I chose to do a paper on Hallyu, or the Korean […]

Worldwide Korea Blogger

January 7, 2012


Shortly before 2011 ended, I learned that I am beginning a new journey as a blogger and netizen. I’ve been blogging since 2003 and my online presence has undergone various reincarnations (i.e., I’ve had different blog sites, used various SNS, opened and closed accounts online, etc.). And now, I’ll be blogging about something I love–Asia. […]

Independent Study 0_o

November 23, 2011


The Chair of the Communication Department  finally emailed feedback regarding my proposed Independent Study topic/s. Both of my proposed topics were approved. So I had to choose one. And I did.  I can’t tell you yet what my research is all about since I still need to consult with the adviser who will be assigned to me when I […]

M.A. Candidate

October 30, 2011


Someone’s officially a M.A. Communication candidate now.  I passed my comprehensive examinations, I found out last Saturday. This means I am one semester (hopefully) away from graduating on my target month of March 2012. =) This is a bittersweet achievement, though, since I found out that of the five MA Com students who took the […]

The efficiency of a power shovel scooping earth

September 1, 2011


“Tengo, by contrast, was curious about everything. He absorbed knowledge from a broad range of fields with the efficiency of a power shovel scooping earth.” Read more *** This quote from Haruki Murakami’s “Town of Cats” pretty much describes my graduate school experience–an experience that is about to end soon. As long as I […]

Comprehensive Exams, Sept. 3 & 10

August 7, 2011


So…grad students taking the comprehensive exams had a briefing a few weeks ago. Judgement Day Comprehensive exams will be on September 3 and 10. That’s two Saturdays of torture fun! September 3 is for the written exam. Around 7-10 questions will be given. From these, we have to choose 4. Each question is equivalent to […]