Question: Hey Afroholic, I read your blog from time to time and see that you have a strong interest in sociology. Do you plan on pursuing this subject further, i.e., in graduate studies? (I think you mentioned wanting to before, but not sure.) If so, how would you focus your work within those studies given how many subjects you’re interested in? Thanks in advace for answering. The blog layout is fab btw. :D

Hey reader!

First off, thanks for reading the blog! I always appreciate blog love. 🙂
My undergrad degree is in Sociology, and back in the day the plan was to work for a year or two and then pursue a PhD in Sociology in hopes of going the professor route. That dream sorta went bust after I started working for an awesome company in the private policy research sector — I feel like the work I’m doing advances public well-being in a much more directly impactful way than what I’d do in the ivory tower.
If I do pursue further education at all, it’ll probably be a Master’s from the joint program in survey methodology from the University of Maryland. Since I live and work in DC, it’s close by, a cheaper alternative to some of the other schools in the area, and pretty well recognized for being an amazing program. My thesis advisor from Princeton actually recommended it to me when he heard I was moving to DC, and a few people who work or have worked for my company have also done it (partially on the company’s dime). But even that is in the distant-ish future for me, I think. I really enjoy the young professional life — I’m going to wait to go back to school until I feel like I miss it.
Sorry if that doesn’t get at what you were looking for about narrowing down academic interests!
–Maya
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About alaiyo0685

I'm a kind of quirky, pretty stubborn, way too opinionated, twenty-something, intellectual, introspective, queer, Black, female, in a polyamorous relationship, and this is where I try to figure out my life.

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