Be True to Your School?
Still, when I hear people wax nostalgia about their universities, I’m not only confused, I’m annoyed, and I’m not sure why. Truthfully, I enjoyed college, I liked my classes and my school. But five years later, I don’t have an emotional attachment to the school. I have the same feeling about my high school. I have no interest to attend a reunion, I keep in touch with the people I want to keep in touch with intentionally, and I just can’t muster up a whole lot of “college spirit.”
One of the pieces of advice I’d give to young women is that your college doesn’t really matter. With determination, drive and relentless ambition, whether you went to a small community college or the most prestigious Ivy League university, you can be successful and rise to the top of your industry. Will a prestigious school get you your first job more quickly? Maybe. But even that name can’t substitute for great internships, phenomenal networking and a work ethic second to none.
So what do you think, readers? Am I off my rocker? Is it normal to be so attached to your alma mater? Or am I more “normal” in my feeling of saying thanks for the memories, but no more nostalgia?