Degree and Class Year
What three words would you use to describe L&C?
What’s your favorite class? How has it expanded your knowledge?
By far, my favorite class during my time here is Philosophy: Ethics. The class itself is not a requirement for my majors—I initially took it as a general education requirement. In the end, I left with a vast array of knowledge and critical-thinking procedures that I was not aware I lacked. What’s more, I got the experience of having a professor who cares about and values his students, and is someone who wants to get involved even outside of class. I took it in my first semester and the professor set a very high bar and an amazing example of what a course, and instructor, should consist of.
What made you want to come to Lewis & Clark?
The main criteria I had while researching colleges were their psychology and computer science departments. I was intent on getting the best education I could. However, while going through L&C’s resources and social media, I felt like almost every single thing was grabbing my attention. The student clubs, the community, the various events and possibilities for integration, the support, and the genuine happiness and satisfaction that was apparent in the students enrolled. But most of all, I appreciated the range of academic possibilities available at L&C, no matter your declared path and major. It reaches a point where there are so many things to do and try out, you don’t even know what you’re going to reach for first.
How did your financial aid package influence your decision to attend Lewis & Clark?
The financial aid provided from the school made L&C a definite yes in my decision-making process. As an international student coming to the U.S. from so far away, being able to rely on so much support creates a feeling of ease. It allowed me to get an education worth admiring and striving for.
What do you think the value of a liberal arts education is?
Being open-ended. From what I gathered and noticed, non-liberal arts education models seem strictly pointed and closed. No room for expansion. No room to add something or change something to the individual’s preference. Having a liberal arts education allows for personal development and a unique touch to one’s professional development. Furthermore, having such a nice faculty-student ratio in your classes and being able to voice your needs and wishes with each professor directly is something that allows each student to take the most advantage of their experience. Students can make the most of their education and time spent at such an institution.