Dear Perspective Student,
Taking the first step to furthering your education is a great accomplishment. Deciding to become a student as an adult can seem like a daunting task. Many of you have not been in the mode of learning for years, and there may be times when you sit back and think, “I’m too old for this” or “What was I thinking”, but I’m here to reassure you that you did not end up here by accident.
This journey was designed for you, to create the life you’ve always wanted, to expand your horizons, and to accomplish great things.
Avila is the perfect place, because the instructors are just like you. They know what it is like in the workforce, they have families and they are working and teaching, so they understand that your time is valuable. I encourage you to seek out their expertise, connect with them as well as other students; make the most of what is available to you. Whatever you put into your experience here, is what you will get out of it.
My journey at Avila has been very therapeutic; every class has spoken to me at a heart level. I am a Mentor, I am a co-coordinator for a campus organization called Sister Heart and I have formed wonderful relationships. And, your journey can be whatever you want it to be, recognize it for what it is for you. Whether you are going back to school for the first time, or finishing what you started years ago, take this time to make this your college experience.
I would like to leave you with a quote from Kenny Loggins, it’s about taking flying lessons, and “one thing you’ll find out is that no matter when you jump, you’ll either land on your feet, or learn how to fly.”
My desire for you is to soar like an eagle.
Advantage Mentoring Project