Wednesday, May 23, 2012
BACK IN SCHOOL AND ADJUSTING WELL
It is my 2nd quarter, here at Albers, and I am adjusting quite well. It had been 12 years since I had last set foot on campus, and I was starting to freak out! Will I know what classes to take? Will I meet people I can learn from? Will my class workload be reasonable? Is this really worthwhile?!! Well, I am happy to say that I can honestly reply “yes” to all of those. First, your advisors make themselves easily available to you to answer any questions, recommend classes, and help you plan a course for your life at Seattle U. Secondly, the people you will meet in classes are from all walks of life, with backgrounds in many different fields and who work for many different companies. Classes are designed to be interactive, which gives you an opportunity to truly learn from other students. Everyone seems to be living their own “case study” (a term you will become very familiar with!), and is encouraged to share their story with the rest of the class. Thirdly, although I can only speak to the 6 courses I’ve taken so far, my professors have been very sensitive to the fact that most people are working professionals. They understand that we are juggling other responsibilities to our families and to our work, and try hard to be realistic about their expectations. But rather than see coursework as a nuisance, I have found that I look forward to the readings and the projects. Now that I have that work experience, I am able to apply everything I learn to the real world. Finally, yes, this is definitely worthwhile and a great experience!
By: Daniel Klein