Claiming Your Education

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“Claiming Your Education Essay”The transition between high school and college is a complex one full of unimaginable responsibilities. Right of the bat, you can see clear differences such as the fact that in high school your time was structured by others while in college you manage your own time. Sooner or later you will be faced with a large number of moral and ethical decisions you have not had to face previously. At college you must balance your responsibilities, set priorities, and eventually figure out that you're old enough to take responsibility for what you do and don't do, as well as for the consequences of your decisions. As expressed in page 10 of the Foundations for Learning book, “You possess the power of choice,” clearly reminding college students that as adults, you have to take responsibilities for your actions, take advantage of every opportunity received and ultimately try to make the best out of the education you are receiving here at Babson.

“You possess the power of choice,” means a lot to me as it clearly addresses the fact that here at Babson College you will not be treated as children but merely as adults. You have the ability to choose how you will respond to your day to day challenges, the new college environment and the educational opportunities offered at Babson College. Even though the college road might get bumpy at times, or even dark, when making a decision always take in consideration that your actions speak for yourself and you are entitled full responsibility to them.

At Babson College you have hundreds of choices to make regarding your education. Whether it concerns your schedule, time management, or even internship opportunities, you should always know that you have a choice and that any decision you make should benefit you in the best way possible. As a new adult, you should clearly see the opportunities you have at Babson College to pave a sleek road towards your future.

Personally, I want to be an entrepreneur, and at Babson I should take advantage of all the opportunities that come my way, and that will ultimately ensure me, a successful future. I plan on opening my intellectual prowess to new cultures and limits by possibly going a semester abroad, applying to demanding internships, and even learning a new language. Even though “you posses the power of choice,” always be open to advice and criticism, as it is clear that experience is without a doubt the best teacher.

As Sir Isaac Newton once said “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Be wise when making your choices and always take into consideration that the decisions you make in the next four years of your life might bring you negative repercussions that will affect your future. Take advantage of every opportunity, manage your priorities efficiently, and always remember that “You possess the power of choice.”Bibliography:Foundations for Learning, 12th Edition, 2008.