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About Me

I'm a Morris Graduate School of Management student, pursing my MBA with a concentration in Management and Human Resources. I am also a full-time paralegal specializing in unemployment law. When I'm not working or studying, I'm watching Hockey or Baseball or attending concerts.

Previously on Real Life @ RMU

Winter is Here!

Week one of the winter quarter is here along with cold weather in Chicago. There is about two week left before Christmas. So time to cash in on some of the last minute deals! I am almost done with my shopping, but have a few more items to purchase.

Christmas in Chicago is my favorite time of year. The city is lit with holiday decorations making the city sparkle and shine. Walking down Michigan Ave during this time, you can feel the buzz of the holiday spirit emanating through the streets and passer byes.

I am looking forward to the professional development week at RMU which is being held for from December 13-15. There are going to be several interesting speakers that I am looking forward to listening to.

Other than that I am still working on organizing Morris Women and am looking for members who are interested in joining. Morris Women is geared towards providing women with tools and knowledge needed to succeed in the business and in their careers; through mentoring, volunteering, and networking opportunities. If you would like more information and become a member please contact me at

Until then, I am wishing everyone and their families a safe and Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!

Next on Real Life @ RMU

Scheduling Classes

As a graduate student you are bestowed with the honor of scheduling your own classes according to the required courses based on your degree and concentration. For the planners this is fun, but if you are disorganized or misinformed, planning your class schedule can be a pain. 

I happen to fall into both categories.  I enjoy planning and mapping out class grids, however, I am mapping out class schedules without the correct information.  I am down to four classes left of my graduate degree. Two quarters left, that feels so good to say out loud! However, during my schedule creation, I noticed that the classes I need are all scheduled on the same day and are not being offered in the Spring quarter.  This is a major road block.  I was supposed to finish my degree in July, but with the way classes are scheduled not sure that is going to happen. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy school and learning, but at the same time I would like to say “I am finish,” “Je suis fini!” I guess I shouldn’t tempt fate, but I am trying to work with my graduate counselor and trying to figure out something.  I take comfort in knowing that there are a few other students who are having the same problem.  I will find out how this all works out this week.  

Other than that, I am having a difficult quarter. I am struggling with both Statistics and Project Management classes. These two classes are difficult and require so much work.  I have been eating and breathing Stats and PM for the last few weeks!  

Also, I am working on getting the Morris Women Organization approved. The application has been submitted and now we are just waiting for a response so we can start planning forums and panels.   If anyone is interested in participating or would like to make suggestions about events they would like to see at RMU, send me an e-mail. or twitter at @blackhawksgirl0.  


Real Life @ RMU


Program: Master of Business Administration Hometown: Chicago, IL Campus: Chicago
Year 2012

So the holidays are officially over with the ringing of the New Year! This New Year’s Eve, I had dinner with a friend downtown.  I dressed up for the occasion and even had my hair styled for the night. I felt like a princess all dressed up. My dress and jewelry resembled the old Hollywood fashion, classy and elegant. The rest of the Downtown Chicago crowd also dressed to impress. The women had pretty dresses with their high high heels. The men were equally dressed up in their shirts and ties. The atmosphere was fun and people were happy to be out.

With the start of the New Year, come the infamous New Year’s resolutions. My resolutions are simple. I resolute not to make resolutions that do not last more than two weeks. Instead, I will try to be a more conscientious student and try to avoid last minute homework assignments. I will also try to help out more with my community and to focus on others around me. These are not the only resolutions I have but they are a start. There are a lot of other things which I would like to accomplish this year, and I am looking forward to working on them.

What resolutions, if any, did you plan for the year? You can e-mail me a response at or twitter at blackhawksgirl0.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year and I look forward to hearing from you.