I forgot, but I’m back!
Well, its been a while since I’ve blogged about my internship and believe me every week I intended to update you all on my process, but time gets away from me. Anyway, this semester started out slow and steady, and I loved every bit of it; but in true Stetson form the pressure has hit and I must deliver. Over the past 2 months I’ve been meeting with professors to get information and footage on Stetson’s Honors and SPREES program, and with my schedule stretched thin, I must say it’s been a journey. Anxiety has gotten the best of me and I have moments of asking “why did I sign up for this?” Nevertheless, I keep going and find out interesting details each time.
The Honor’s and SPREES program at Stetson are one of a kind, and to hear professors and students speak on the development of them truly intrigued me. I’ve been apart of Stetson’s community since 2014 and I had no clue what the SPREES program was and how it prepares students for great careers within the government and classified positions. I remember walking into the SPREES exhibit and watching students study and tutor one another in the Russian Language, and it made me realize how privilege we are as students that faculty want to see us truly succeed in various areas. One thing Dr. Mayhill said to me was “we want our students to leave”, meaning get the education they need to go off into other parts of the world to as successful as possible. Some of the greatest careers are missed because we sometimes dismiss the small details.
I’ve been in awe of how all areas of this great university prepares students and faculty for greater success. No one believes in passing you along if you don’t do the work, and sometimes that can be frustrating, but it brings out the best in you. I don’t really have much more to say in this blog post but that I’m ecstatic to watch myself and others pursue their education with passion.