By Casby Bias
Jul. 27, 2012
A college junior said that she considered not joining a particular scholars program this fall.
People who show interest in obtaining a Ph.D. usually join the program. The program also helps students with GRE preparation: but only if they aren't set on professional programs such as law or business, one university reports.
"I'm still deciding between law school, business school or graduate school,” Lynn Blas, a communication major at the Diederich College of Communication, said. “I had to be sure about being a Ph.D., but I'm just not right now."
And the projects that scholars in the program presented on Wednesday at Blas' school focused on more of a scientific format with plenty of space for error in their research. Blas said the anticipated work didn't interest her.
"I didn't like chemistry or biology in high school,” Blas said. “I decided science wasn’t my passion after junior year.”
But Blas said she enjoyed listening to other students’ presentations earlier and finding out if the program fit her.
“Now I have one less thing to wonder about,”Blas said. “Perhaps learning from others was for the better.”