When students come to Elon, we give them a first year experience that is truly unique. And it is the first step on a longer pathway that we think is a pathway of inquiry. Where they're finding out, who they are? Where their interests lie? And so they come to Elon to explore.
I think that the fact that Elon is very intentional about bringing people to campus from different backgrounds, perspectives, different views of life, is an opportunity to also engage in conversation about sometimes difficult topics.
Where do those questions go? Is it participating in undergraduate research? Many students come to Elon and they have not thought about research. So what we try to instill in them is asking these tough questions that really drive academic pursuits. Maybe it's where should I study abroad?
At Elon, a student athlete has an opportunity to study abroad-- that is really unique. And it's fascinating to see where students go, and the types of topics that they cover. And when they leave Elon, they're not only well prepared in an academic sense, but in an applied sense. They've been there. They've done undergraduate research. They're ready for graduate school, or they're ready for another career.