Conclusion to Week 2

Having a good understanding of what you’re looking for with the study program is really crucial.

So there was a lot of work you guys had to do with this week's lesson. But it's really important because it's going to be the basis and the real foundation, as we start to look at programs and schools. So having a good understanding of what you're looking for with the study program is really crucial. 

So what we're going to do is all the information, all the action steps you did this week, you're going to send to me, along with something I'm going to call a “study statement.” And what this is, is it's sort of, you know, what you want to study, I guess we would say it. So if you have a few different areas, it's fine. Ideally, what you're looking for is a multidisciplinary program that combines more than one of your interest areas, either in the program, or that allows exploration of it with minors, or electives. 

So Ellie’s, for instance, we know that we'd be looking for a core program based on media of some sort. So Media Studies, Media Management, or a multidisciplinary program that includes media. And we also know what the general areas of study that she’d be looking at fall under. You know, humanities, social sciences, communications, and business. So yours might be something like a program that includes how to solve problems from around the world. It might be business that includes language and cultural studies, or business that includes language and cultural studies of a specific region. Or maybe it's a study that includes history, culture, and politics. And it can be something really specific too. If you know you want to study something specific like econometrics — please first tell me how to pronounce it — and then that's cool. You know, you know what you want to study, and that's awesome. So it can be broad, it can be multidisciplinary, it can be specific. You just need to know what it is for yourself.