How have your academic experiences at George School impacted your college life?
My experience at George School influenced my decision to seek out my unique education. I fell in love with the humanities while I was at George School. I joined a literary club. I got to do a creative writing class. I found a love for history and writing and art. My love of the arts made my college decision a little tougher because I wanted to find a balance between a computer science program and a humanities program.
My IB credits have certainly helped make my current degree path easier; when you graduate with an IB Diploma, Berkley considers it twenty credits, so it was a sixth of the credits that I needed. An unexpected benefit of the IB Diploma was the bond that it created between me and other IB graduates. I can connect with people at my college in different ways because we both took Theory of Knowledge or because we took the same higher-level classes. Just thinking about the IB program makes me smile. I really do identify my education with the IB. I don’t think I could be the same type of student without it.
More about Eden:
Eden is currently a student at the University of California, Berkeley on a unique degree track which will result in a bachelor of arts degree in computer science. She has tried to replicate the close-knit feel of George School by surrounding herself with supportive people in college. She lives in a dorm with approximately forty other women all pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. In addition to her college studies, she is also working as a junior developer with USAePay.