Monday, April 12, 2010

Blossoming Students (In Which I Totally Exploit the Gardening Metaphor That I Disparaged in the Last Post)

BES has been accepted into a top-20 grad program for English Lit!!!!!! (Still waiting to hear on funding, though the DGS at Top 20 begged her not to accept her OTHER totally respectable offer with full funding - though that full funding does include teaching immediately upon arrival - until the April 15 deadline, as DGS thinks that full funding - and we're talking tuition remission plus stipend with no teaching responsibility for the first year - has a chance of coming through.)

Is this achievement mine? Hell no. Do I feel a HUGE sense of achievement that I've mentored a student of mine to such an accomplishment of her own? HELL YES.

So congratulate BES on her awesomeness in the comments. (She does read over here, and she'll find it grand that people think she's awesome.)

11 comments:

Lawgirl said...

Woot woot!! How wonderful for BES!! :D And for you!

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PhysioProf said...

w00t!

human said...

Congratulations, BES, and good luck!

JessieB said...

Congrats, BES, and godspeed!

Bardiac said...

Yay, congrats to BES! And yay for you, too! Good advising!

Observant Academic said...

The most nerve-wracking days of my life (so far)...

Congrats, BES!

Sisyphus said...

Congrats!

Jenny Davidson said...

Huge congratulations - it is immensely awesome! I've written for a number of students over a number of years for English PhD applications, and this year was the toughest I've seen yet - aside from the general awesomeness in itself, it would not hurt BES to think that this would be commensurate in prior years with having received a few direct full-stipend offers from top programs, it really was a tough year with high application levels and reduced admit numbers pretty much everywhere across the board...

heu mihi said...

Congratulations TO ALL!!!!

Ann said...

YAY!

Enjoy the feeling--because as of the fall, that's when she'll start to feel like the admissions committee's big mistake. (At least, that's how most people experience their first semester, if not their first entire year, of grad school.)

Live it up now.

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Dr. Crazy said...

As of yesterday, she is admitted with full funding - funding guaranteed through 4 or 5 years (I don't recall which). I cannot tell you how stoked I am for her.