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Sami Schalk ’10 told us about one major benefit to getting her MFA at Notre Dame:

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“I have been telling a lot of folks recently how much getting the MFA has benefited me in the dissertation writing process. I have no hang-ups about showing my work to people, writing or revising in ways that many folks seem to get terrified or stuck when it comes time to write. I would have never imagined the connection, but I definitely think it’s there.”

Sami is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Gender Studies at Indiana University and is due to graduate in May 2014. She has had poetry published in Gargoyle Magazine, The Battered Suitcase, A Time to Write (Violence Prevention Initiative Journal), Emprise Review, Gloom Cupboard, Torch, Diverse Voices Quarterly, CC&D Magazine, Magnolia Magazine,and Fragments, as well as the anthology Lyrotica (Vagabound Press, 2010). Her critical essays have appeared in the Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology and Disability Studies Quarterly.

So, take it from Sami. The MFA is a building block for future success.


Dev ’15

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