I never thought I would say this, but I actually like the liberal arts system at Augustana. Coming into college I was a little unsure about how the liberal arts system was going to work. I thought that I would have to take all these random classes that had nothing to do with my major and they would be pointless to me. I was so gun ho about medicine that I didn’t want to take a class in any other subject because they didn’t seem to interest me. Then last year when trying to figure out a class to take in spring, I enrolled into a business class thinking I may want to do it someday down the road and I am so happy I did.
Ever since enrolling and taking that business class, I have not stopped thinking about the business word and all the possibilities out there. When I was little and up until last spring I was 100% sure I was going to be a doctor, and now that has all changed thanks to the Liberal Arts education I am receiving here at Augie. If it wasn’t for that I may have went into something that wasn’t actually what I was called to do. I now know that because I have never enjoyed taking class more than I do this term. I actually like going to economics and learning about how different things affect the market and learned about how the accounting books hold so much power behind the business. I even switched my major completely and am now majoring in Business, Accounting, and Economics (if I can fit it in) instead of medicine and without the liberal arts and our freedom to choose our classes I might never have found what I really loved to do. Thanks Augie!!!
Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by jacoborourke09
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