I’ve only ever applied to two colleges in my life. Which, if you know me at all, will seem like a drastic deviance from my general personality. You might say, based on this knowledge, that I’ve “always known what I want to do” or that I’m “really good at making decisions.” The first one less than the second but really, neither apply.
Getting a graduate degree in book publishing at PSU means learning the art of wearing many different hats. Sure, multitasking is hard, but you also never get bored. Especially on the quarter system, where classes are fast-paced, projects are always running, and there are always challenges and surprises.
“Mom, I have to come home. I have no idea what I’m doing here, but everyone else is so accomplished already, and I’m not good at any of it.” During my first few weeks at Ooligan Press, all of my many calls to my mom started with this or, “Dad, is Mom there?” I called […]
“What was I thinking?” It’s a common phrase that runs through my mind, especially when my two-year-old is still awake at 10 p.m. (grrrrrr) and I still have homework to complete for the following day (grumble, grumble, grumble). A little panic, perhaps a frustrated tear or two and some deep breaths get me through. Then […]
Portland State University’s publishing program has one thing all comparable programs lack: Ooligan Press, a real press staffed by students publishing real books. But apart from that, how does the competition across the country really stack up? First, let’s name names: New York University, Pace University, Emerson College, Drexel University, Rosemont College, University of Houston–Victoria, […]
If you’re reading this, you’re probably either a new student or interested in becoming one. Ooligan Press, in conjunction with Portland State University, offers one of the most unique publishing programs in the world, and can provide an unrivaled graduate experiences. Part of what makes this program so great is the phenomenal community atmosphere. Thanks […]