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College Blogs and Student News. What it's really like to be a Fort Lewis College student

Do you want to know:

  • What it's like to be an FLC student...
  • What life in Durango is all about...
  • What fun things you can do, on- and off-campus...
  • What kinds of experiences you'll have in the classroom...

Our student ambassadors, who work as tour guides and assistants in the Office of Admission, want to share that information with you. Read on to learn about their adventures, challenges, and growth as Skyhawks!

Student Stories

Sustainability at FLC
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sustainability at FLC

Fort Lewis College has a passion for sustainability. From the time I took my first tour of Fort Lewis, more than four years ago, I have been impressed by how much students and teachers care about sustainability. I was lucky enough to qualify for a work-study position so I immediately went to the Environmental Center and applied for a job. I was so happy to get a position on the local food team where I got to both learn about the local food movement in Durango and do my part to promote local food.

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Para ir de acampar
Friday, April 05, 2013

Para ir de acampar

I looked down at the assignment handout: “Teach the class how to do something, speaking only in Español…be creative!” Hmmm, what to do? I turned to my friend Nikki to brainstorm…

A week later we had our script in hand. Our backpacks, tent, water bottles, Cliff bars, camping cook kit, flashlights, raingear, topographic map and first aid kit spread across a table as we prepared to film our video, “Para ir de acampar” (“How to go camping”).  We had decided on a common passion that we shared, backpacking, and had chosen to teach our Spanish II class how to go about this activity.

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Museum fun!
Monday, April 01, 2013

Museum fun!

One of the most valuable things I did in college was getting museum internships. I have thought for a while that I might be interested in working in a museum and the internships I had helped me solidify my decision. Not only did I learn more about having a job in a museum, I also got a taste of how to find a job. I scoured the internet for places I wanted to work and asked people if they knew of any museum opportunities. If I couldn’t find information on the internet, I called the people I wanted to work with and asked if they had a need for an intern. Talk about terrifying!

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What next?
Friday, March 29, 2013

What next?

Coming to Fort Lewis College, I had no plans to pursue graduate programs after completing my baccalaureate degree.  Additionally, I had no concrete career plans or goals.  Getting involved on campus has really opened my eyes to a world of possibilities within and outside of Fort Lewis College.  Joining student organizations and stepping into roles of leadership at Fort Lewis College has had such a profound impact on my success.

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Making the choice
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Making the choice

I couldn’t have chosen a better college to attend and every day I am extremely thankful that I chose Fort Lewis. I attended high school in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and I knew that it would be very hard for me to leave Glenwood because it is such a beautiful, small mountain town with many outdoor activities available all year round. As high school was coming to an end, I knew that I would not be able to go to an out of state college. I wanted to go to a school where I could easily go skiing without driving a long way to the mountain.

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