Courtney Parker of Philadelphia discusses her experiences in Goddard's Psychology program. Courtney already had a degree in music therapy and was a parent, but needed to get licensed in her state. However, she realized that she didn't want to go back to a tradtional classroom setting, which is where Goddard came into play. She talks about how Goddard was the perfect fit for her as she could fill in the gaps in her study, and also establish a well rounded foundation in psychology while still living her life separate from academics. She loves how Goddard meets people where they are and realizes that the students lead complex lives outside of Goddard as parents and professionals.
Faculty member and New Hampshire Poet Laureate Walter Butts speaks about the creative writing program at Goddard College. He describes how wide the range of interests is, and how enthusiastic and passionate the students are about their learning. He discusses how these students are willing to engage and take responsibility for their education, and that the interests they are studying will carrry them long into their inquiries after graduation. Goddard is unique because of how different the students are, and that they all care deeply about their studies and learning.
Sam Walsh of Boston talks about Goddard's Psychology program. Sam was attending another college, but he felt restricted, and as if everyone was only concerned about grades and creating a certain impression. At Goddard, he loved that people were instead concerned with learning. He found Goddard a good fit because he wasn't wasting his time doing things that weren't relevant to his course of study, and was instead focused, with freedom to make his own decisons, but was also challenged and stimulated by the program. Goddard was what he needed to continute working as an intern in Boston, but also continue his studies.
Liz Clough of New Mexico talks about her experience in the Goddard College Sustainability program. When Liz heard about Goddard, she was living in Canada, so the fact that she could come to Vermont and meet who she would be working with in the residency, then go back to Canada and mix work and life was a key factor in her decision to study at Goddard. She was interested in rainwater harvesting and how to live in balance. At Goddard she was able to study what she loved, have a researched background on rainwater harvesting, and actually produce something to bring back to her community. Liz built a rainwater harvesting system for her brother's land in New Mexico as part of her senior study. Goddard fit her needs perfectly.
Justin Heacock of Portland, Oregon, discusses his experiences as a student in the culinary arts and writing programs at Goddard College. Justin chose Goddard because both of his parents went there, and he found that traditional schools didn't fit for him. He liked the flexibility of the IBA program, and the freedom to study what he wanted. Not only did he get to write his own cookbook and study the chemistry of bread, but one of the greatest aspects about Goddard was that he made life-long friends.