Graduate Student Voice

Layna Edington and Austin Dean from Grand Valley State University’s Graduate Student Associate talk about life on the other side of a bachelor’s degree.

Stress, studying and graduation

We have finally made it to exam week. While it is exciting to be so close to the finish line, there is still quite a bit of stress ahead before we can relax for the next couple of weeks.



Congratulations, you have all made it to the last week of classes for the semester! I know this week is probably filled with papers, projects, and exams, but at least we have the holiday break to look forward to and keep us going.


Giving thanks over break

Congratulations, you made it to Thanksgiving Break week! With the holiday within reach, we all have something to be thankful for, even if it is just a couple extra days without class.


Surviving midterms

It is hard to believe we are already into week eight of the semester. While we are half way to the prize of Winter break, many of us still have the challenges brought by midterms in the week ahead.