Grad Students Share Their Stories


Five students in Mass Communication at San Jose State University recently shared their stories about being back in grad school.

Maxine Goodman, a former newspaper owner, describes her path and talks about the new direction her career may take.

Nita Ramakrishnan, with one master’s degree already, talks about what she expects to gain with a second one.

Joni Marshburn, with an undergraduate degree in the sciences, explains her motivations for returning in mass communications.

Sara Bronstein, active with education, family and nonprofits, describes her passion for Israel and maintaining some balance.

Ron Skora, with a business degree from San Jose State University, shares his love for learning and reasons for pursuing an advanced degree.

I want to extend to each of these students a huge thanks for taking time out of their busy schedules to talk with me.

If you have a story about returning to college you would like to share, please reply in the comments section or contact me.


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