A future teacher in the making, Caitlin became an honors student because she wanted to be more engaged and challenged at Lesley University. Now a junior, she's helped launch the Honors Mentoring Program. Read our Q&A to learn more about Caitlin's experience in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Program.
Why did you choose Lesley University?
I'm studying at Lesley because I feel it's the school that best prepares me for my future career as a teacher, and also because I feel that the professors really care about their students and it's easy to foster relationships with them. This sense of community is really important to me.
Why did you want to participate in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Program?
I wanted to participate in the Honors Program because I find challenging courses an important part of being engaged in my academics. I felt the program would help me further achieve that right balance of being challenged in my coursework.
What makes your Honors Courses different from typical courses at Lesley?
My honors courses are different from typical courses at Lesley because they push me to dive deeper and think about how I can personally apply the course content. Especially classes in which you do an Honors Contract, because you really have to think about how you interact/relate to the content in order to create an additional project around the course.
How has the Honors Program benefitted you personally and academically?
The Honors Program has benefitted me personally and academically because it has helped me better understand myself as a student. I understand what factors of a class motivate me and that the people in a class can really make a difference in how engaged I am. Also, since those classes especially focus on pushing my own ideas on a subject, I'm better able to articulate my thoughts.