Archive for 'Diary of an Online Student'
Posted on17. May, 2011 by Ryan Esslinger.
I’ve been having a hard time comprehending the fact that May 2011 is already here, which marks a significant milestone for me: I have only one year left in UIC’s Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) online program. I remember thinking mid-year last year, I’ll never finish this program, but sure enough time keeps […]
Posted on28. Mar, 2011 by Ryan Esslinger.
First and foremost, I need to apologize for my disappearing act, as it’s been well over two months since my last post! This is perhaps the busiest I’ve ever been in my life. I often joke with my fiancée that rarely has there been a time in either of our lives where our entire year […]
Posted on14. Jan, 2011 by Ryan Esslinger.
What a way to start the new year! Last Sunday evening marked the beginning of what has become known as the “Blizzard of 2011” for the southern part of the country. Before it all started, I was skeptical; maybe it’s because I’m originally from the Midwest, but it’s usually laughable when it snows in these […]
Posted on13. Dec, 2010 by Ryan Esslinger.
Monday, 12/6 (Day 1 of 2) Sitting in a room with all of my classmates, I nervously sipped my water, hoping that it would ease my stress. Surely the weather from the previous weekend hadn’t helped everyone’s travel plans. I remember hearing on the radio during the cab ride over: ‘and in weather news today… […]
Posted on12. Nov, 2010 by Ryan Esslinger.
Introduction My name is Ryan Esslinger and I am a student in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program. I have been asked to share my experiences as an online UIC student, so for the next few months I will do my best to take you along […]