Create your path. Expand your world. Achieve your success.
As you can see, this is a trademark Bryant phrase. It can be seen on our marketing materials and written all across campus. It’s a powerful statement that promises a lot. Four years ago when I was searching for the right school, I heard that and rolled my eyes. At the time, it felt like a string of sentences with no true meaning behind them. Now, as a second semester senior, this phrase means so much more to me. This is how Bryant brought these words to life and shaped me over the past four years:
1. Create your path.
Early on, I knew I wanted to be involved on campus. So I got involved…too involved. I was weeding out the things on campus I liked to do and did not like to do. As time went on, I only stayed a part of things I was passionate about and believed would better me as a person. In learning to focus on dedicating myself to my passions, I navigated my way through Bryant and created a path unique to me.
2. Expand your world.
I like to take this sentence literally and figuratively. I expanded my world through traveling on Bryant’s Sophomore International Experience. This opened the door to places I didn’t think I’d ever get to see or experience. But that’s not all. I also expanded my world by taking classes on issues larger than myself. By getting educated on large scale problems facing our world today, I feel as though I am a well-rounded global citizen, cognizant of not only issues that I have faced, but also the plights of people I will never meet struggling in a way I couldn’t have even imagined before. This is important because empathy is a quality our world does not see enough of. I hope to inspire others and work together to create a better world for future generations.
3. Achieve your success.
Admittedly, I have yet to make my millions in a career I have fallen in love with. But that’s only because I haven’t had the opportunity yet – I’ll get there someday! I have found success, however. At Bryant, I improved myself in so many different ways. I am a more educated person, first and foremost. In addition to that, I have strong leadership skills, a great resume, I made lifelong friends, I’m proud of the legacy I’m leaving, and I believe in myself a whole lot more than I did when I first got to Bryant. To me, that’s a success story.
Live in love,