Whitman College Reviews - Bachelor's in English
Whitman college is a great place to learn and grow, reflect and ponder while still young and impressionable. The English program is the finest, of course, and many lasting lessons can be taken from literature. The humanities are the reason for a liberal arts education.
I attended a liberal arts college and was pursuing a lifelong interest in journalism, which I soon discovered was not actually what I wanted to do. Had I been more career-oriented and future-focused in high school, I might have benefited more from a technical program. That being said, it is incredibly difficult for some people, like myself, to identify my future career (in college) and stick with thy same career path post-grad. I found myself drawn to a field which I never expected after my immersion in the "real world." College cannot prepare you for that, but I am grateful for the well-rounded education that my alma mater provided.
My education at Whitman did more than help me attain knowledge; it taught how to think. Not only did it help me find the best friends of my life, I also learned life skills that help me be successful in all areas of life. I fully credit my degree from Whitman for helping me have a position of high leadership in my career, despite my young age.
My degree from Whitman helped me in lots of ways, not just in my career but in my life as a whole. I learned how to think more critically, to articulate arguments clearly and thoughtfully, and to question my own assumptions and challenge myself to look at difficult subject matters through a variety of different lenses. Whitman's professors are invested in inciting thoughtful discussions and challenging students not just to finish a given assignment or learn a certain subject matter, but to truly invest and learn how to *think* more effectively and engagingly. My overall college experience was academically challenging but incredibly rewarding and enlightening. The only thing I would have done differently is to take advantage of even more opportunities at the school--there were so many clubs, activities and events that I took them for granted at times, and probably spent too much time in the library studying.