Summer Reflections: Think Boldly, Dream Big

by Marjuk Ahmad

Stanford Summer has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. It taught me to think boldly, dream big, and achieve what I set out to achieve. I still remember the orientation speech of Jimmy, when he said something along the lines of, from that day, we [the students] ascended to the awesomeness of Stanford. And it’s not possible to come down from there: that we will believe in us and do great things in the future. I have made friends in the Summer Session that will last a lifetime, for sure. These friendships, connections, discussions, and cultural diversity–all these–made me a better human, well-rounded to individuals with ambitious desires to change the world. Inspiring me to believe in me and the fact that I am capable of doing anything I want is what Summer Session at Stanford taught me.

Lastly, I want to thank the Summer Session team for helping us get such an awesome experience during Summer 2015. You guys are the best.