If I have not said this before, I am a student from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. As a Junior, one studies abroad, but me, well I chose to study off-campus into another part of the United States. Much to my surprise, the program that encompassed everything I wanted is located in Philadelphia…PA. So here I am. A student in Philly and part of The Philadelphia Center. I was looking for a program that would help me in the long-run, one that will give me a head start in my career. Well this semester, I am interning at the Bureau of Labor Statistics as an Economics Analysis intern and am taking three four-credit classes.
1)Urban Political and Social Systems, Issues and Practices
2)21st Century Entrepreneurship
3)Principles of Marketing Management
Many of these classes are definitely not what you would expect from a typical college course. They are experiential courses in which we learn through reading compelling books (not textbooks) and articles, studying real life problems (like the school system), and discovering ourselves.
Learning where you stand compared to the world is crucial to deciphering who you are. Recognizing your relationship with communities, groups, and people around you is also a valuable trait to have.
Just thought I should include this short summary about where I am at the moment.


The Ten Roads to Riches written by: Ken Fisher is my next post! Stay Tuned!

3 thoughts on “Discover

  1. Seems like the start of an awesome journey; hopefully the books don’t cost as much as textbooks.

    Urban Political and Social Systems sounds particularly intriguing.

    I hope you enjoy those classes.

    Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks!
      Nope, not at all
      That’s the class that always boggles my mind.. there are so many problems.
      And although you want to be the one to provide the answer, it is hard resolve.

  2. I think it’s crazy how practical and towards maturity college classes are in the US. I love it and miss it. I wish you all luck in your decisions and especially in deciphering who you are. I’d say “take it easy”, but I see you’re very determined to get to know exactly your goal in life is over this year. I wish you luck and patience with it πŸ™‚
    Take care.

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