Of Education & Opportunity
In my opinion, college isn't just about getting a degree as quickly as you can for as little effort as you can. I view my time at Franklin as one very large opportunity, for which I am very grateful. The liberal arts education here has afforded me the opportunity to learn about things I might never learn about otherwise. If I had attended a non-liberal arts school as an IR major and then worked as a professional in the world of international politics, I can't imagine when I would have had the opportunity to learn about the psychology behind social norms or the science behind land erosion/desertification. But at Franklin I have covered both of those topics and, in the process, I realized that they are actually highly relevant to my professional development. No problem exists in isolation and the knowledge I am learning across disciplines will be vital in developing innovative, integrated solutions for a wide range of future problems. Not to mention that I believe education in itself to have enormous intrinsic value! Suffice it to say that I plan on filling my four years at Franklin with as much knowledge as I possibly can! This semester I am taking Social Psychology, Intro to Political Science, Intro to Biology, Sustainability Sciences, Intermediate Italian, and of course my travel course studying the fall of former Yugoslavia. Like I say on my About Me tab: education truly is a gift, a powerful force for change in the world, and I plan on making the most of mine!
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But let's be honest, as great as the academics at Franklin may be, the view from my study spot doesn't hurt either... :)