Honors contribute to sophistication

Ben Dover graduated with an Honors Diploma and a mixture of A’s and B’s on his transcript.

Harry Ash graduated after enrolling in “easy” classes and getting straight A’s in them.

Who do you think got hired at Super Save-A-Lot first? The person with the average grades from a “tough” course load or the student with perfect marks from an easy schedule?

The answer is definitely the person who graduated with honors in harder classes. Why? Because companies in today’s society look at accolades earned when considering future workers.

Some students become aware of this phenomenon early in their schooling and jump on the honors bandwagon.

In order to receive great job placement, students know they must endure the extra responsibilities that come with being in the Honors Program.

These students aren’t nerds, geeks or losers. They are smart people planning ahead for their future.

Anyone who says a student enrolled in the honors program is a nerd is obviously a loser already. They are ignorant to what it takes to succeed in this world because it is definitely not enough to just go to class, do the work and graduate.

You must be involved. Be a member of other organizations related to your major, or research topics related to your area of specialty outside of class.

The importance of having extra things under your belt is widely known in the United States.

Otherwise there would be no need for MBA programs, doctorate degrees, and extracurricular activities. This country believes that there is always room for improvement – a higher level that can be reached.

Therefore, being in the Honors Program is a step in the right direction.

You are going above and beyond what your peers are doing.

You are going to conferences in other states and trips to different countries.

How many other students can say they went on a trip to Santo Domingo over Spring Break and were able to have fun in the sun while still receiving the ultimate cultural experience? Those nerds, I tell you!

The Honors Program is not all about doing extra work. You also get to have fun while fulfilling the requirements.

Webster’s Dictionary defines a nerd as a person regarded as socially dull or unsophisticated.

The only dull and unsophisticated people I see are the ones out of the Honors Program.

The ones sitting on their butts whining about not having a job because no organization in its right mind would want to hire someone who did absolutely nothing while in college.

Students must think before they open their mouths and cease calling someone a nerd, because being in the Honors Program is far from nerdy. I am proud to say I am in the Honors Program and I’m definitely not geeky.

Dominique Drake, 18, is a freshman business student from Cleveland. She is The Famuan’s Deputy Opinions Editor. She can be reached at ddidis1@aol.com.