Friday, May 1, 2009

Final Presentation

Yesterday was W's final presentation for his FME class at college, wrapping up the last course for his freshman year. Only finals remain! Family was invited so of course Joe and I wanted to be there. I picked Joe up at work and after sitting in heavy traffic for longer than we planned, we found the building and got to sit down in the audience just as it was starting.

I was so impressed at how poised, pulled together and professional this group of young adults was. The presentation was an hour long, they discussed in detail the process of forming their business, the structure, challenges within the company, the selection of their product, marketing and then finally, sales. It was truly a hands-on approach, in my opinion, the best way to learn. Theory and background are important, but at some point you just have to dive in and do it. There will always be challenges and mistakes but it's all part of the process. Everyone learns differently, but I do believe this is one way that truly benefits every person.

It's so hard to believe that freshman year is over. It seemed like just yesterday we were moving W into the dorms and adjusting to his being away. I'm so proud of the way he has handled the transition. Not only has he done so gracefully and enthusiastically, he has truly flourished in the college environment. It makes a parent proud!

1 comment:

Tina said...

So Yay for all of you and sounds like a great education too.
W back home, maybe we'll finally meeT!