A student emailed me today asking for my opinion on which are the, and I quote, “outstanding” professors who teach “engaging” courses, and are considered “excellent” faculty members. I shouldn’t have been surprised considering that people now want the “best” of everything even if that “best” is determined arbitrarily by someone else whose needs and wants don’t match their own.
Not until 10 years after graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree did I finally learn I was a first generation student and exactly how that had effected me. If I knew then what I know now….well I didn’t, but hopefully you can learn from my story.
The chance to open your mind is in fact what a great deal of what a college education is supposed to be about. However, that doesn’t mean that you should not also consider your future.