Opportunities abound for MSU students

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials

You can learn a lot in a classroom.

You can learn even more outside of it.

The university is a wholly unique institution in our society. It provides a stage where young adults can work to find themselves, cultivate interests and explore the possibilities of life.

And that exploration doesn’t end in the classroom.

At Missouri State and in Springfield, opportunities abound for enriching oneself.


Volunteer activities.

Student groups.




There are so many chances for students to enhance their life experiences, to help others and help themselves – to expand horizons.

If all you do is go to class, do your homework and study for tests, you are only getting part of the university experience. The opportunities exist, but you have to step up and take them.

Participate in a broad range of student activities.

Volunteer at local schools or nursing homes.

Attend an art show.

Or make your own artwork.

Contribute to your college newspaper.

Escape your normal routines. Test your boundaries. Force yourself out of your comfort zone.

Find out what you truly enjoy. Make friendships that last a lifetime. Discover the things you never thought you could do.

Don’t just graduate Missouri State with a degree. Don’t just graduate knowing a bunch of facts and figures. Graduate with the experience of a lifetime.

Use this time to find out who you are and what you truly want out of life. Explore the unknown possibilities.

The opportunities are out there.

It’s up to you to seize them.

Zach Becker

For the Editorial Board

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