I'm just entering my Junior year in Aerospace Engineering - one of the largest degrees on campus. First arriving on campus, I came in as one of the brighter students at my high school, completing as many honors courses as I could back in high school. I wasn't a jock nor "popular kid" then, however I was a bit of a extroverted book-worm that enjoyed thoughtful discussion and academic rigor as compared to watching football or wondering who's dating who.
Coming to Embry-Riddle, I found I was no longer the "best of the best", nor the only person who deeply enjoyed discourse and wondering about cerebral matters. Instead, I found I was surrounded by fellow students who were the tops of their classes as well, and were, in some ways, isolated for being curious and eccentric about learning back then.
At Embry-Riddle, intellectual conversation is not only encouraged, but is fostered, not due to the faculty or staff directly, but by the passionate and dedicated students already present on campus. They were dedicated to understanding and exploring in every sense, and in fact a Global Security and Intelligence Studies major and an Aviation Sciences major may come together on a Friday night to go stargazing with their Space Physics roommate even.
At Embry-Riddle, the only limits we have are our imaginations. Others may say, "The sky's the limit", however at a school where we train the best pilots, aerospace engineers and future intelligence agents of the world, we see the sky as only a barrier to conquer. We're a huge family here, and I am proud to be an Embry-Riddle Eagle.