How did Wesleyan prepare you for college?
While only at Wesleyan for the latter half of my high school career, I feel the challenging curriculum put me in a fantastic position to tackle the tough expectations of college life. Inside the classroom, Wesleyan provided a broad and far reaching education – but beyond the scholastic benefits, Wesleyan taught me to strive for more, to be a part of every aspect of campus life and to overcome all obstacles along the way.
How did Wesleyan prepare you for your profession?
As a student, I was lucky to have a general idea of where I wanted to land. With my eyes set on television production and writing, the faculty of Wesleyan strongly encouraged my exploration in these fields. From in-depth discussions of classic literature to roles in wonderful plays, the faculty challenged my goals and helped mold my plans for the future.
Why are you a better leader because of Wesleyan?
If it weren't for Wesleyan, I'm not sure I would have had the confidence to be a leader – in whatever shape or form I have since been able to lead. As a former Student Body President, Wesleyan allowed me to develop a role of leadership, showed me a new side to myself and pushed me to cultivate that side throughout college and later in my career.
Was a challenging academic Wesleyan education worth it? Why or why not?
Without a doubt. The challenges that Wesleyan provides are some that too few get to experience. Wesleyan calls for a unique individual, now more so than ever, that will be able to rise up no matter the difficulty. Meeting these challenges is never easy, but where would be the fun in that?
Was the struggle worth it?
Absolutely. I count myself quite lucky I was able to rise to the level Wesleyan demands. The struggle shaped my academics, my extra-circular activities and more importantly, it has shaped me as a person.