I’m curious by nature. I usually pry into everything, and when it comes to making decisions, they are often left to the gut or worse, an agonizing back and forth in my mind. Sometimes though, I get really lucky.
One of the luckier moments in my life came when I attended a college fair at my high school. I walked into that college fair completely unaware of what I was looking for, let alone what a liberal arts school was. Luck shone on me that day through a meeting with a representative from Kalamazoo College.
I was surrounded by an eclectic mix of peers who pushed
me and exposed me to experience so many different cultures and
ideologies. It was a true coming-of-age college experience.
My experience at Kalamazoo was incredible. What I loved about Kalamazoo was that it gave me an opportunity to try everything at least once. I got to study the sciences while also jumping into the theatre. I got to write my thesis on religion while studying abroad in the U.K. I was surrounded by an eclectic mix of peers who pushed me and exposed me to experience so many different cultures and ideologies. It was a true coming-of-age college experience.
During my stay at Kalamazoo College, I met a solid group of friends who all still keep in touch to this day. I don’t know if I know another group of people who have gone on to do as many and as different things as we have done. We have a surgeon, a lawyer who works for a high profile judge, a tech executive, a business owner, a radiologist, and somehow, an actor.
These are the people I found during my liberal arts education. I experienced everything with them, and it ultimately made me into the person I am today. The well-rounded experience not only prepared me for the real world, but also gave me an understanding of others, which I’m not sure I could have gotten anywhere else. I learned how to learn and not just how to memorize some facts.
What an incredibly effective college fair.