Sunday, May 16, 2010

Strada di La Era Grande

Mr. Ramsey did an excellent job with the brunch with the Brown admissions officers today. La Strada was an ideal location to house such memorable occasion for its great food and it's ambiance.

It was such a treat to have the opportunity to talk to the Brown admissions officers and to discuss many topics that I will face during my time at Brown. 

Through this event, I learned that Brown offers many opportunities including research groups and projects. But most importantly, I learned that you learn for the sake of learning. True learning isn't just learning to get a good paying job but learning for your enjoyment and curiosity. I also have to agree with the admissions officers that most people are intimidated with the idea of going to an Ivy League School because of the price or the level of work being done. Instead, people shouldn't be scared of going to an Ivy League School and embrace the environment there. Determination will lead you to your destination wherever you go no matter what the obstacles are.

Anyways, see you guys at the orientation on June 1.
Till next time.

1 comment:

  1. William,

    Well put. Education for education's sake is a great philosophy.

    At the same time, though, it doesn't hurt to learn something in area where you can put your education to work for you to put food on the table--or maybe a boat alongside the house and a fat back account.

    I think that the biggest trepidation people have about Ivies is the perception of the humongous cost to attend. And yes, it does cost an arm and a leg but has anyone looked closely at Cal, UCLA and even Cal State East Bay? College isn't cheap any more so we have to prepare ourselves and educate ourselves about financial aid packages that can help defray some of those costs.