Attending university, a stage in life that most people will inevitably go through in this day and age. While each university boasts their own unique learning environment and culture, students face the challenge of having to pick the one that’s the best fit for them. Attending the right university allows one to grow not only academically, but also mentally and socially.
Tapping into the wide array of opportunities for studying in the United States and hoping to aid students in making the right choice, the GSIS University Counselling Office, with the support of the GSIS Mothers’ Committee, hosted the second GSIS US University Alumni Round-Table Event. Inviting those who have recently graduated GSIS to working professionals from the alumni community, and friends of GSIS, the school created a platform for sharing insights, knowledge, and experience of life as a US university student.
With a wide variety of universities ranging from private research universities to liberal art colleges being represented, the event attracted not only students from the English Stream, but many from the German Stream as well.
The theme of the event focused on Liberal Arts Colleges, in which keynote speaker and Harvard College alumnus Renee Buoy spoke about this unique college type in the United States. “Liberal arts colleges are smaller, undergraduate-focused, and it’s not better or worse, it’s just a different set of features,” explained Ms Buoy. “In terms of academic rigor though and how stimulating intellectually they are, I would say that they are certainly the equivalent of a university.”
It was a successful and well-received event, with the house packed and feedback positive. GSIS would like to thank our University Counselling Office and the sponsorship and active participation from the Mothers’ Committee and student volunteers.
Want to learn more about university choices around the world? Stay tuned for our upcoming UK University Fair this September!