Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I would like to use this space to impart some of my experiences from college to up and coming college students. The site should not function as a checklist of activities to be accomplished or attempted during the span of your years at school. With this site, students should see the creativity of other students and aspire to develop such creativity in their own lives.

Is the following a description of you? Neither students nor profs know what to do with you. Your peers are experimenting with a variety of illicit substances, but you want to experiment with new ideas and new activities.

Maybe you want a million dollar education, but don't have the money. Or as a Valedictorian, you may be offered free tuition at a state school and must 'decide' between a free education and a much pricier Ivy League education that you really can't afford. What are you to do if you cannot attend a school that offers small classes, lots of special talks, and research opportunities? Or maybe you are at Ivy League U. and want a heads up on what all is out there (or don't know how exactly how to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you)?

Maybe you don't want to travel half way across the US to go to school and your only other option is to attend Local U.

How can a college student to continue develop his or her intellectual pursuits while sitting in a biology class of 150 people?

Why should only those who perform well on tests have access to the smallest classes, special talks and opportunities? This site helps students continue exploration in their gifted areas, even though their school may give most of its opportunities to more well rounded students.
Because many students who are accepted to America's top Universities are unable to attend for financial reasons, this site seeks to help college and high school students take their education into their own hands and to a whole new level. Here's a springboard of ideas to expose ambitious students to activities and ideas. This site aims to encourage students to forge their own paths while making the most out of their college experiences, no matter where they may attend school. Additionally, this book seeks to show students how they can begin to develop unique and authentic lives.

Many students, including myself, have expected to finish college with a clear and correct conception of the 'real world' and the skills to get that perfect job. Often, however, upon completing college, students either do not have a clearer idea about what they want to do for a career or have unrealistic expectations about the positions they will have in their field.

As a college student, you should be preparing to enter a field or searching for a field. Undecided majors or students who change their major often are patronized for not knowing what they want to do with their life. But, honestly, there is nothing that you can do to stop a nagging mother from popping the question during your every trip home. Try to think of your family's interest in your major as a result of their personal investment in you. They have educated you, fed you, nurtured you and now they are anxious to be proud of the decisions you will make concerning the 'real world'. No pressure...yeah right! In thinking of your family's expectancy, remember that they are looking to see what decision you make 'on your own', not a decision that you make in order to gain their praises.

The activities students should participate in while preparing for a field are not entirely unlike those that students should participate in while searching for a field. The major difference between searching and preparing for a field is that a ctivities in preparation for a particular field are limited to those in a field of study.


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