Being a Beginner

Since Chicago is the birthplace of improv, I decided I might as well take a class while I’m back for my final apprenticeship. Improv consists of a lot of my major weaknesses—quick responses, speaking up, acting like other people, being intentionally witty on cue, no prep time—which is why I’m doing it. A lot of … Read More

by April Soetarman

The Importance of Being Thankful

Each of us is subject to the enormous strain of work, life and everything in between. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in what we’re doing that we forget to take time to acknowledge the people who support us and our endeavors. The more we fail to express our gratitude, the more we take for granted those around us.

by Sunshine LeMontree


With only three short months to work for our respective companies, us Ei students have to quickly decide how we’re going to add value, but also how we’re going to have fun in the communities where we find ourselves as temporary residents.

by Dane Johnson

Decide That You Want It More Than You Are Afraid of It

The moment I applied to Ei was the moment that I decided I wanted to thrive more than I was afraid of trying. We all tend to restrict ourselves because of our fears of the unknown, of taking risks and failing, but if we get caught up in that it’s hard to go after what we really want.

by Carisa Leal

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