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Jun 11 2011

Institute eve

Let’s talk about Induction first. Yesterday was the last day, and we had more sessions all day, then closing ceremonies (where we learned the Delta cheers!) and community dinners.  Our community dinner was absolutely incredible. It was at this gorgeous house with plenty of land, a wrap-around porch, a tree swing, and home-cooked food, so…

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Jun 09 2011

in the words of Demi Lovato…

“This is real, this is me, I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be now…” I like that song — don’t judge me :). Today was Day 3 of 4 in Induction, and it was just as packed and amazing as all of the days so far have been. We had our “Hiring Faire” today, and…

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Jun 08 2011

Induction? Yes Ma’am!

The one word I’d use to describe my TFA experience so far is “intense”.  We had a LONG day today, with sessions from 8:30-6:30 with a half hour break for lunch.  They were all interesting and mostly discussion-based, but after awhile, it gets to you.  And one thing I learned for tomorrow: when you have…

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Jun 08 2011

Induction?

(I wrote this yesterday) Day one. What to say? I checked out of my hotel, drove over to Delta State, and after a few misdirections and completely illegal U-turns, I found the building we were supposed to check in at. I went in and there were stations set up, each with different folders or envelopes…

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