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Kelly Jacobson ’17: Why I love my library
Being a successful student at Oglethorpe means more than simply doing well in your classes. It means taking advantage of the unique opportunities Oglethorpe supplies to students willing to put in the time and effort to make use of them. For instance, you can perform your own gene splicing assay or have your registration overseen by the faculty of four disciplines. Most of all, you can undertake and succeed in a course of study that would be virtually impossible elsewhere.
To get the most out of your time at Oglethorpe, fully utilize your resources. Use the library to obtain books outside your coursework; recognize the mine of information that can be accessed through conversation with faculty and staff. Consider a minor in a different discipline–you will not regret it. I plan to pursue a career in a subject that, two years ago, was on my schedule merely as an unavoidable prerequisite for my minor.
Finally, realize that obtaining a diploma is not a benchmark for success. Your achievements are measured by the wisdom that you have gained and the connections you have made, both of which will remain with you for the rest of your life!