Most of you know that I’ve been going through the process of applying to grad school. It was daunting and terrifying and at many points I was discouraged. I felt like I had done enough throughout my undergraduate career, I was involved in ALL of the things, I worked hard, and above all else I loved my future career. I stumbled upon speech pathology (you can read about how that happened) but I’ve loved it ever since and I felt like that was exactly the career for me. Throughout March and April I began to hear back from schools. Most of it was negative. I went into this knowing there was a chance I would not be going to grad school in the fall. Applying to graduate school for speech-language pathology is extremely competitive. It was hard seeing my friends get accepted because although I felt SO happy for them and so proud of them, I was also extremely discouraged in myself. I applied to 9 schools and at the beginning of April I had been rejected at 3 and waitlisted at 3. My optimism was fading. I became silent on the blog because I felt like I was failing.… View Post

Currently, I’m freaking out because I’m going to take the GRE in one week. I don’t remember being this nervous about the SAT which is weird because they’re almost the same thing. Except I knew I was going to get into college somewhere… I’m not quite sure if I’ll be going to grad school.¬†ANYWAY, that’s beside the point. I really wanted to document my experience applying to grad school so I figured, why not start with something simple? I haven’t taken the test yet so this post isn’t going to be about HOW to study for the GRE but instead more of GRE study essentials and “what you need” to begin the process. Once I take the test (and do well) I’ll feel more comfortable sharing my method with all of you so look out for that in the near future. A GRE prep book. I have a prep book for the GRE that I haven’t used much but it does come with tons and tons of practice problems! I bought the book over the summer because I felt it was best to start somewhere so I decided on a book that looked conducive to my studying style. I prefer… View Post

I am currently in the midst of applying to grad school for speech-language pathology. I told you guys in a previous post that I was going to blog my whole journey and I figured that before I dive into the deep stuff, I should probably explain the process for those of you who are new or those of you who are freshmen in the major who just don’t quite know what’s going on (btw, that’s TOTALLY OKAY! There’s so much to learn and know as a CSD undergrad/future SLP). So this post is all about the grad school basics and what to do if you’re considering applying! Grad school is scary. The thought has always terrified me and I’m still not quite over the fact that THIS IS REAL AND I’M ACTUALLY APPLYING. I still haven’t totally narrowed down my schools yet but I have a few solid choices and I’m starting to kind of get really excited? There are a lot of things you have to do in order to prepare yourself for the process so I’m going to share those things right now. I’m hoping to make a separate post on each of these things sometime in the… View Post

Today I’m bringing you the first of (hopefully!) many blog posts about grad school for speech-language pathology. (Get caught up about why I’m blogging about this in the first place!)¬†Now that I can officially say I’m a senior in undergrad, I think it’s time to get started on those grad school applications and the first step to doing that is to figure out where I’m going to apply in the first place! Now I’m gonna be honest (because I’m always honest with y’all on this blog o’ mine) and say that no, I haven’t actually narrowed down my choices yet. And I think it’s hard because I have literally no preference of where I want to be for grad school (location wise and university wise). HOWEVER, I’ve been researching and asking around and I’ve come up with some key ways to help narrow down the choices of where to apply for SLP grad school! Use EdFind ASHA’s EdFind is the perfect place to get started! It lists all of the schools that are available to you which is awesome. It’s also a really solid, comprehensive website to be able to find some basic info on each school. There are some… View Post

Even though I consider Kayla Blogs to be a college lifestyle blog, I realized that I very rarely talk about my college major. I’m willing to bet that probably 80% of you have never heard of speech-language pathology. I didn’t know much about it either when it was first introduced to me. However, I couldn’t be more thankful to have chosen this career path and every day I get more and more excited to enter the field. #corny, I know. I’ve had a few blogger friends ask me questions about my major and my future plans and I thought this warranted a full blog post. If you’re not interested in learning about speech-language pathology, I hope you’ll peruse around the blog and find something else that interests you more! For those of you who are sticking around, let’s get started with some basics! What the heck is speech-language pathology? Well, I’ll give you a quote right from the ASHA website: “Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.” How did you choose your major? At first I thought I wanted to be a pharmacist but then… View Post