Always the student, I never realized what it was like to be the one in front of the classroom. From brainstorming the content of this course and imagining its potential to seeing it become a reality, was such an enlightening experience. Being only a sophomore, it wasn’t in my original plan to take on an independent study course so early on and become a peer advisor at that; fortunately, it was the best decision I could have made. I believe our ability to to work together and our diversity compliments our expectations for the future -advertising.
It gives me a warm feeling inside to know other people are so passionate about something I love as well and that we are able to share that quality with the high school students. So far, yes there are challenges and yes there are situations we did not expect to encounter, but I feel that’s one of the best lessons we can gain from the experience. Dealing with the unexpected and working through each week to make sure that, no matter what, the high school students enjoy their time with us; most importantly learn something. I appreciate this program because I only wish there was something like this available when I was in high school. It would have saved me a lot of time debating what I wanted to do with my life. I appreciate that I could trust everyone in the class to do their part and work hard for its success. I appreciate that we are the first students able to take part in a course like this, that we can make a name for it, and be the example for semesters to come if this program continues. I will leave you with a quote, “Tomorrow does not reflect on the person you were yesterday, but the person you are today. Remember yesterday. Learn today. Teach tomorrow. Repeat.” -Amy Fiore