As promised in my previous post, I am now bringing you some of my (for fun) non-sports reasons I am enthusiastic about being a student at Elon University. Following are some of the story lines from the 2009-10 school year:
- Elon University remains the nation’s top-ranked master’s-level university for study abroad programs in the 2009 Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education.
- The Daily Beast, one of the leading new Web-based media outlets, has named Elon one of the decade’s hottest colleges. The list of 15 colleges and universities ranks schools that make up a “whole new class of first-choice schools” that have “transformed the collegiate landscape” during the past 10 years.
- The Princeton Review named Elon one of the nation’s “greenest” universities.
- Many prestigious speakers have been brought to the area by Elon organizations, including in Spring 2010 Steve Young (former NFL superstar and currently a highly successful businessman) and Tim Berners-Lee (called by many the founder or father of the Internet) spoke at conference organized by Elon’s School of Communications.
- Elon University has been named to the list of “Top Peace Corps Volunteer Producing Colleges and Universities” by the Peace Corps with 15 alumni serving in an agency that seeks to promote a better understanding between Americans and citizens of host nations.
- Two teams of Elon students advanced to the final round of Stanford University’s Global Innovation Tournament, a contest where students around the world were challenged to make an impact on a global issue. Approximately 1,000 student teams across the globe worked to address the challenge in eight days and conveyed their results in a short video posted to YouTube.
For those of you starting your MBA program in the fall, congratulations and I hope you are at least as enthusiastic as I am about your journey at Elon! As for those of you still contemplating, what’s holding you back? Share it with us, perhaps we can help answer your questions or resolve your concerns!