Eric Joseph

About Eric Joseph

Striving to be the poster child for work-life balance.

Keep Calm and Revise On: A Guide to Surviving Exams

The moment we have all been waiting for…EXAM TIME! Almost every seat in the library is taken, the queue for the nearby coffee shops are longer than I have ever seen them, and the weekends no longer feel like weekends. What an exciting time to be an LSE Student! (Not really.) Jokes aside, exam time can be considered a […]

Building Relationships at LSE

Moving to a new city is a challenge within itself, but what’s even more difficult is forming new relationships and friendships. Like many students I know, I came to the LSE knowing nobody. Since I’m a postgraduate student and already had a network of friends from college and high school, it wasn’t a priority of mine to make any friends […]

April 9th, 2018|Student life|0 Comments|
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    The Process of Finding Housing in London: Why I Chose LSE Housing

The Process of Finding Housing in London: Why I Chose LSE Housing

Looking for housing (especially in a city where you have never lived in) is quite a daunting task. I don’t want to admit that I did this, but a year ago, I maniacally spent a couple hours on google looking for a place to live. I narrowed down my options to Residence Halls so I could not stress out […]

March 27th, 2018|Student life|0 Comments|
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    Top Ten Moments So Far! (Includes Meeting the Queen and Oprah)

Top Ten Moments So Far! (Includes Meeting the Queen and Oprah)

I can’t believe Lent Term is already over! Since we are officially at the halfway mark, here are my top ten moments so far!

1. The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs)
Halfway into Lent Term, I went to the MTV EMAs and got to hold an actual EMA award! I have never been to a music award ceremony even in America, […]

March 26th, 2018|London life|0 Comments|
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    I Survived The Beast from the East, But The End of Lent Term is Another Story

I Survived The Beast from the East, But The End of Lent Term is Another Story

I’ve lived in London for about 7 months and I surprisingly don’t miss my hometown of San Francisco as much as I thought I would. It wasn’t until Storm Emma hit London two weeks ago where I started missing the calm weather of San Francisco. To be fair, I have experienced snow after living in Washington, D.C., but this was […]

March 21st, 2018|Student life|0 Comments|

How Beveridge Shaped My Perspective on Poverty

Being a Social Policy student at the LSE, my views on social issues such as poverty have been constantly changing. Coming from the United States (this is by no means a valid reason to justify my lack of knowledge), I honestly had no idea who William Beveridge was. It wasn’t until I started attending LSE public lectures and discussed […]

February 28th, 2018|Student life|0 Comments|

Reading Week: Exactly What Is Needed for The Road Ahead

Depending on your program and courses, week 6 or reading week is a week in the term to catch up on readings, go on holiday, or pursue anything you’ve always wanted to do. Before the start of reading week, practically all my professors remarked: “Enjoy your reading week!” I thought to myself: Is this a sick joke? Enjoy?! How […]

February 21st, 2018|Student life|0 Comments|

How Last Term Shaped My Goals For Lent Term

After just submitting a few summative essays and getting over a 2-week-long flu, I can finally say Goodbye Michaelmas term and HELLO LENT TERM! Even though Lent Term is just as long as Michaelmas term, I feel more prepared for this upcoming term. Maybe because it’s a new year or because I got to catch up on sleep over […]

January 29th, 2018|Student life|3 Comments|

Best Spots to See Christmas Lights in London

Let me start out and say that LONDON DOES NOT WASTE A DAY TO CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON! It was only the second week of November when I saw that Oxford Street and Seven Dials already had lights up. Even some of my favorite bars in Covent Garden had Christmas decorations on the dance floor! Seeing lights other than […]

January 2nd, 2018|London life|0 Comments|

Transitioning from Full Time Employee to Full Time Student

It’s been 3 years since I received my undergraduate degree. That may not sound like a long time, but it feels like decades since I have been in a classroom. I have been so accustomed to working full time that I forgot what it’s like to be a student again.

Compared to working, being an LSE graduate student is NO […]

November 9th, 2017|Student life|1 Comment|

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