Emily Uematsu

Take your time!

One thing I quickly learned when I started grad school was the fact that people start or continue grad school at various stages in their life. Some of us (including myself) came straight out of undergrad because we needed a degree to further develop our skills and knowledge before entering our career field full time. Many of my classmates started grad school after getting a few years of work experience under their belt. There are also many individuals who start grad school later in life when their family commitments or life outside of academia settle down. There is no right answer for when to start grad school, so take your time and decide based on what fits your needs right now!


Academics – Sociology / Class of 2021
Interests – Non-Profit/Social Justice/Education
Identities – she/her