Okay so everyone needs to take a little moment out of their day to read this. Although we all participate in our own “elite education” the article provides an interesting point.
At this point in our lives, as we try to block out the reality of our launch into the “real world”, it becomes obvious that our while our degree will give us a foundation it’s more our experience and connections that will land us into positions of employment. While I am forever grateful for my ability to attend a university such as Providence the author of this article gives us something to really chew on. As Global Studies major I believe alot of us have been able to blend our advantage of being at an elite school while creating our own vision and experience that goes beyond our gated community.
This article also perpetuates the constant question of; Who validates the success of an individual in todays society? And how can we create a scale in which all walks of life and members of communities are included? Our vision goes beyond the horizon, but what kind of education will finally create no gates and give us elite individuals who don’t necessarily have to attend these elite universities?
While I’m a little late to the party, aka education thesis, I think this article is something to keep in mind as we start on our education ride. While we all have been abroad contribution, participating, teaching, etc. in regards to education we have started to create our own visions while being able to be successful all at the same time.