Cornell College - Comments and Student Experiences|
I was actually a double-major (Art in addition to Geology), and all of the ratings I gave for "My Department" actually apply to both departments. For all departments I came in contact with, for that matter.One thing you do have to be prepared for is that your social life may not be handed to you. I heard others complain about the lack of things to do in Mount Vernon. I, personally, never had this problem, but I also don't require a big city to be amused. You do have to actually try to find things to do from time to time. Both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City are within half an hour to 45 minutes away.
AND if there is something you are interested that is not offered, you can create your own group or club, (Cornell's Living & Learning Communities in Merner Hall are an excellent place to do this. You and a group of friends apply for living space in the elite Merner Hall and complete a self-designed, year-long service project, focusing on your area of interest -- essentially living and learning together.)
The one thing that I wish I had done, but didn't, was to get internships off campus. I also wished I had utilized the Careers Services office more. If I had to do it over again, I would go straight to Career Services my Freshman year and talk with them. They will help you come up with a game plan to get the most out of your four years at college.
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