I have discovered that getting an “A” in a grad school course is very important in the survial of graduate school. I got my first A this past summer in my “Student Learning in the Co-Curriculum” class. For the first time, I felt that my writing had finally even up with graduate school writing. I also started to feel like I had something to offer the field of Student Affairs. I’ve never been about focusing on grades, but for some reason, getting an A in a graduate course shifted my way of thinking. The A said to me; yes you can do it! And, yes you too have something to offer the field.