Record number of students commit to Conn in Early Decision
Many have jobs. Some are off to grad school. Others are volunteering. And, of course, there are some who just haven´t decided yet. But all the Connecticut College recent graduates featured in a new YouTube video agree their education prepared them well for life´s next steps. "The liberal arts education teaches you how to think, above all things, and that´s the most important thing you can have when you go into the working world," William Goldstein ´10 says. Goldstein, an economics major, will enter the world of finance as a risk analyst at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Many of Goldstein´s classmates have also landed jobs, while others, including Xuefeng "Nick" Peng ´10 and Annemarie Brown ´10, are continuing their education. Peng is headed to Princeton where he will begin a PhD program in the department of geosciences. Brown is off to Dartmouth to pursue a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience. Devon Butler ´10, an American studies major, plans to earn a master´s in the teaching of social studies at Columbia University´s Teachers College. She´ll begin those classes in the fall and student-teach in Harlem. In the YouTube video, Butler says she discovered her passion through her involvement in one of the College´s five interdisciplinary academic centers. "The Center for Race and Ethnicity and Professor David Canton had a pretty big influence on me," Butler says. "I never really knew you could study race and ethnicity, and never knew that that was my niche, and I was able to really find that here."