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.
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!