Melissa Beals
From the HR Department

Back to College

Melissa Beals on August 28th, 2015 No Comments

I believe the line from that song, the one that goes, ‘I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way’. I have to, because when I look at today’s young adults, I’m surrounded (and inspired) by their hope, enthusiasm, and passion for making the world a better place.

A friend of mine has just returned to college for her junior year. I’ve loved watching her grow into a young woman accountable for her choices. College hasn’t taught her what to think about, it’s taught her how to think about information. The freshman who lived on pizza pockets now reads food labels. As a sophomore, she got in touch with the working world, wanting her career to have a positive impact on the world. She’s paying attention to the world economy and politics, and technology has offered them quick access to information that my peers and I never had. 

As a junior, she’s paying more attention to her finances. She has to! College is expensive, so expensive that some will forgo their dreams due to the cost. And that is sad. Because we need the passion, ingenuity, and collective wisdom of this generation to make this world a better place. Education helps us access our best skills.

It’s my hope that the next generation has access to the education and tools they need to make this world a better place. We need those things for them, because we need them to lead us to a brighter future.

 

 

Melissa Beals

Hello, I am Melissa, the Administrative Assistant for the best place in the world to work. I am lucky enough to spend my days assisting some of the most interesting, intelligent, and sincere people I have ever met. I love that I have a job that changes and evolves by the minute. I love change, the consistency of inconstancy and the challenge of learning new things on the fly.

In my free time I try and fit as much adventure and experiences into my life as possible. Because in the end, it’s all about the story isn’t it?

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