By: Kylie Reinhart
With grad school there definitely comes some consistency but really everyday is a little different, so these are some of my last few days as a second semester first year epidemiology MPH student. For some context, I am a REAL student (Rollins Earn and Learn) and I am currently working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship as a graduate research assistant. My areas of interest are currently in Hospital Epidemiology, Global Health, and Antibiotic Stewardship. As a second semester student I am working on finding my thesis advisor, completing my APE, and working my REAL job. My schedule for the past 2 days are below, again everyday is different.
This past Wednesday:
7:30 – I got up early to have some breakfast and during that I am answering emails for work and school.
8:00 – I head out to the gym at my apartment building. I live off campus about 6 minutes from campus in Toco Hills.
9:00 – I come back from the gym, finish some work for my REAL job. Right now I work fully remotely so my job is quite flexible, but I hope to get to go into the office sometime soon.
9:45 – I finally head out the door for my class.
10:00 – I have my EPI535 class until 12:00.
12:00-1:00 – I stay on campus between my classes and eat lunch with one of my friends.
1:00-2:50 – I have my elective EPI class which is Hospital and Healthcare Epidemiology.
3:00-4:20 – Next I have my core EPI class which is sometimes online, and today that was the case, and I quickly went home to hop on the zoom.
4:20-5:00 – I take a quick break from a long day.
5:00 – I make myself some dinner and chat with my roommate.
6:00 – Answer some more emails, reach out to professors about the potential for them to be my thesis advisor.
6:30 – 7:30 – Do some homework for my classes.
7:30 – 9:00 – Do some laundry, do some drawing on Procreate, and watch the new Netflix series ‘Inventing Anna’.
9:30 – Head off early to bed.
7:30-8:00 – I wake up and eat some breakfast
8:00 – I head out to my first class of the day my core EPI class Lab.
9:30 – Finish my EPI Lab and head home
10:00 – 12:00 – I hop onto my work computer to do some work and join some work meetings.
12:00 – Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 – I quickly left the house to run some errands, I try to do this during the day if I can to avoid the traffic in ATL.
1:30 – 2:30 – I take a little rest before my class
3:00 – 4:30 – I have my core class for Biostatistics.
4:30-5:30– My roommate and I head home, and make some dinner – 6:00-9:00- I spend the rest of the night doing homework.
Overall, I really like what I am doing here at Rollins, and everyday is different and I like that!