Ever wonder how other students work a job, feed a family, walk a dog, answer discussion questions, manage to have clean clothes to wear (ahem, most days), and put together a PowerPoint presentation—all without losing their marbles or their reading notes? This post is part of a series giving you a microscopic view of how students manage their lives and their coursework at the iSchool and a better feeling for who your classmates are—people just like you.
Alison Peters is an iSchool student in the final semesters of her MLIS coursework. As well as holding down a daytime job and taking classes, Alison also writes the community profiles for the iSchool—the interviews with students, faculty and alumni—which give a detailed account of the successes and adventures of individuals in the community of SJSU’s School of Information. Here’s a peek into her typical day, how she stays sane and organized and how she makes it all fit together.