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Had the privilege of working with incredibly intelligent and wonderful professors. I wish there was more options for a specific focus in the psychology major, but I was fortunate to be able to learn from and work with the professors that I did. I would recommend this degree program, you'll be able to work with great people.
Whitman College is an excellent academic institution that will prepare you for whatever job you eventually obtain. It is a nurturing, supportive environment for which students to grow scholastically and personally. It provides excellent networking opportunities for alumni and was a great experience all around for me.
Whitman College is a great school for minds that want to constantly grow, be challenged, and adventure. The atmosphere of the school is wonderful, probably due to the fact that its a small community with exponential interconnections and relationships, all settled in a beautiful natural setting of the pacific northwest.
Whitman is a college for learners. High schoolers who were not satisfied by only textbook learning, but wanted to debate, to push questions further, to engage those with perspectives unlike theirs. I found that in every class, I evaluated the framework with which I saw the world, and felt challenged to never accept the status quo.
Whitman is a great place to go- teachers know you by name and you really get to make the most of your whole experience.
I am the Interim Director of Intercultural Programs and Services at Whitman College. My Whitman College career began in 2005 as a first-year student from Zillah, WA. Now, I supervise the office I worked so closely with as a student. I cherish my new role as adviser, mentor and facilitator on campus. As Interim Director, I collaborate with campus departments and organizations that expose students to diverse perspectives and experiences. I aid college committees and diversity initiatives. I provide students with academic advice as well as information regarding internship, scholarship and award opportunities. My staff and I also support student clubs with program and event planning, leadership development, and community outreach. I majored in Race and Ethnic Studies and minored in Politics. I did, however, take a substantial leave of absence from Whitman to study, travel and work abroad. I lived with a Maori host family while in New Zealand and attended classes at Heritage University, on the Yakama Nation, upon my return to the United States. Indigenous politics and race relations are of much interest to me; I examined both in my senior thesis, “Race, Rights, and Work on the Yakama Nation: An Argument Against a Proposed Guest Worker Program.” As Interim Director of Intercultural Programs and Services, I thoroughly enjoy working with the same people, issues, and activities I benefited from as a student.
Though I'm working in a field not related to my degree, every experience I had at Whitman greatly helped prepare and develop me as a working professional. I've noticed that my writing skills in particular far exceed those of the average working person (I cringe at most emails). In addition, the students who tend to attend Whitman are the brightest and most engaged from their respective high schools--they're the cream of the crop. I've met (what I anticipate to be) lifelong acquaintances and dear friends of the highest caliber. If you attend and graduate from Whitman College, you will certainly be a better person--in one way or many--after having done so.
As a liberal arts institution you are exposed to other disciplines which ultimately enrich your 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.
The impact Whitman has on students is partially about the academic side, partially about the non-academic, and completely about how the two are woven together. You're in class with the same people that you attend parties, play sports, listen to music, and live with. Where academia is the depth of your college experience, the time spent working (or volunteering), being social, and staying active is the breadth. You'll split your time learning in the classroom and applying what you've learned in the real world. Likewise, you'll take pieces of friendships, work relationships, and romantic flings and apply them to your studies. You'll make discoveries about yourself, your professors, yourself again, your friends, your family, and more about yourself. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how many people learn your name...and at how many of them have "PhD" on their nameplate but prefer to be called by their first names. If you're interested in a community, not just a college...if you're interested in lasting relationships for life...if you're looking for something that will give to you and that you WANT to give back to for the rest of your life...do yourself a favor and go to Whitman.