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About jackieqmspp

I'm Jackie, a MSPP Higher Education online student. I recently graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College just outside of Rochester, NY and I live in Spencerport, NY with my best friend/husband/boy-roommate and no pets or babies just yet, thank the Lord. I'm into crafting, reading, frozen brownie batter, twinkle lights, and spending time with my cute new husband. I currently hold down 2 part-time jobs, but am looking to get into Student Affairs once I complete the HESPA program. Working with college students is my passion, because it feels more like playing, and I'm looking forward to developing my career in Higher Education.

Online Learning

As I’ve mentioned before, my Higher Education: Student Personnel Administration degree program is completely online. I never have to go to campus to meet with a professor or go to class or anything, which is nice since I live in … Continue reading

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from here I thought I’d never say this, but early mornings are my thing now. In my undergrad years (ahem, last year), I loved sleeping in and savored every single second of sleep that I could get. Now that I’m … Continue reading

HESPA Field Project

As nerdy as it is to say, I’m excited for school to start up again. I have one specific reason though, and if it wasn’t for this reason, I’d be all for spending a few more weeks laying around the … Continue reading


Starting with Intention

Happy New Year to all! I hope everyone had a good holiday season with their loved ones and that you can come back to school and work feeling refreshed. One thing that I’ve been thinking about with this new year … Continue reading

When All Else Fails…

Bake! Or rather, don’t bake. These graham-cracker-chocolate-peanut-butter-balls are no bake and they’re super easy for a quick little break in between writing papers and holiday parties and all that jazz. So here we go. This is the stuff you need: … Continue reading

What If We Don’t?

from here I’ve kind of fallen off the social media train lately. I have a personal blog that I used to write in every weekday and an iPhone filled with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram that I’d check constantly, but lately, … Continue reading

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The Grad Student Gift Guide

If your family is anything like mine, all you’re hearing lately is questions of what you’d like for Christmas. My family is one that loves to give gifts and while I love this about us, it can get stressful trying … Continue reading

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How to Stay Motivated While the Rest of the World Has Holiday Fun

The thing about HESPA’s online Master’s program is that we go year round. Unlike literally every other college student in the United States, we don’t finish up our semesters a few weeks before Christmas and then have a whole month … Continue reading

Ending up at MSPP

Last spring, in the final semester of my undergraduate degree, the last thing on my priority list was applying to grad schools. I’d been earning my Bachelor’s for 4 long years [though it felt light-years longer at the time], and before that, … Continue reading

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Introducing myself

Hello there, fellow MSPP friends. I’m Jackie, the new blogger on the block and I thought I’d take a minute to introduce myself before jumping right into real blog posts, where you’d read them and go “wait, who is this … Continue reading

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