I loved going to UW Bothell. It was the perfect school for me. The classes were small, the professors were great, and the students were all very smart. I also liked the small campus feel. UW Bothell prepared me well when dealing with group work and in teams, which is something I do every day at my current job. It also helped me broaden my view of the world and it taught me to have empathy when dealing with people. The biggest thing I got out of it was that life is a balance. We are complex human beings and must always be aware of that.
I now work in the corporate world, which I don’t recommend for everyone. I don’t believe that it has adapted well to the current culture and I see a lot of struggle with younger people in it.
One of my goals is to see as much of the world as I can. I really enjoy learning about other cultures and that was the reason why I majored in Global Studies. One of the toughest choices for you might be to find out what it is that you really enjoy doing. If you just want to make money, the corporate world might be for you, if you want to give, then you might want to look at a non-profit company, if you want to just be happy, find out what you love and do that, but if you don’t know what you love or want then I highly recommend traveling for a while.
UW Bothell taught me to not be afraid of challenges. But the best thing it did was that I was always learning. I miss that the most. That’s something that doesn’t happen as much in the corporate world. There are a lot of TPS reports to deal with (Office Space reference).
I will leave you with one quote from Darwin. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” UW Bothell was great at focusing on adapting and making the school and courses better for its students. Go Dawgs!!!