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Friday, June 8, 2012
One More Semester Please
This May I walked across the stage of Commencement. However,
something differentiated me from many other graduates. Instead of organizing
into procession lines with sighs of relief or statements of “Finally!”, I was
wishing for one more year at Utah State University.
There are so many opportunities at USU,
and in particular, the Huntsman School of Business. As my university years have passed by, I have become more aware of the amazing opportunities that are available to USU
students. I wish that I could have one more year to take advantage of
these opportunities, and especially the opportunities to travel abroad.
I believe that international experiences expand perspectives. In coming to
college, I did not expect much. I was here to learn and get a silly piece of
paper so I could get a “good enough” job that I could support my real interests
on my time off. However, my time at the School of Business has challenged my
self-set limitations by expanding the perspective of my contribution to society.
In the spirit of
compromise, I delayed my graduation only one more semester, so that I could take
advantage of a new study abroad to Amman, Jordan. I just finished the program
living in Marj Alhamam and have floated in the Dead Sea, ridden a camel through
Petra, and eaten breakfast at a professor’s house while discussing the economic
prospects of her students.
I encourage all students to get involved and take advantage of
the opportunities available, especially those that take you
And while I’m sad to leave USU, I finally feel ready to dare