Friday, February 20, 2009

Bad news, good news

I just heard back from Carnegie Mellon University, one of the places I applied for graduate school. I did not get in.

I did, however, receive a notice from the University of Maryland that I have been selected, on the basis of my academic record, as a "possible candidate for student speaker at the University Commencement Ceremony." I don't know how many other students got this letter or how many will be selected to speak. It said that if I'm interested I should send them a draft of my speech and it should be 2-4 minutes long.

It would be cool, the only thing is I'm not exactly sure what I would talk about. I do have until March 30 to send it in, so I will have some time to think about it.

1 comment:

Nanette Goodman said...

Sorry to hear about Carnegie Mellon. They don't know what they're missing. Let us know if you hear from anyplace else.

Major congrats about being considered to be a commencement speaker. I don't have any brilliant ideas about what you should say. But I'd love to read what you're planning to send in. If you want, I can make edits or suggestions.

If your looking for someone to bounce ideas off of, try Simon. He's usually a pretty good gauge of these kinds of things.

I hope you can figure out a way to get some humor into the piece.