One of the biggest outcomes of attending UAlbany is coming to appreciate different learning styles, and understanding my own process and preferences much better. I’ve realized that I can get the most out of my education when I take control of my own learning as opposed to relying heavily on professors that too often fall short. On the other hand, I can definitely appreciate the fact that great professors can actually shape the way you view the world - if you’re lucky enough to cross paths with such a professor. Some truly awesome professors have fostered my passions and basically introduced me to new worlds, and this has had a big impact on my development as a person.
In fact, one of the best professors I’ve encountered is responsible for one of my most memorable moments here at UAlbany. I was taking a piano class last semester and the ‘final exam’ was a concert held by the students with friends and family in the audience. If you asked me before college if I thought I’d ever perform on stage solo, I’d tell you that you were crazy. But I did. Heck yea I was nervous, but I pretty much nailed my piece and it’s definitely one of my proudest moments. It serves as a nice reminder that with a little courage and the right push, you can go places you never thought you would and grow in ways you never expected.