I fell in love with philosophy during my undergrad studies and wanted desperately to continue. Ethics and Public Affairs seemed to me the most intriguing and exciting concentration within the Philosophy MA, and the rest is history.
It's made me a lot more careful in my research, and I do my best to always see things from as objective a point of view as possible - when that's possible.
Completing my MA with a relatively high GPA was something I was admittedly concerned about, so I am just happy to have been able to finish and to finish well!
Absolutely! Thankfully - because philosophy is a relatively small department - I have been able to make connections with the professors who were always readily available to help me when I needed it. Whether I was just bouncing ideas off them or asking for help with drafting a paper, I received a lot of support from the professors I interacted with.
Don't be intimidated! It's not that everything's easy, but especially in philosophy you get a good support system of professors and students, and more often than not you'll be seeing a lot of familiar faces in every class you take.
Once I have the MA, I plan to apply to some adjunct positions at NOVA, but I will also be working on getting my secondary teaching license in English so I can be a high school teacher.