Alumni Spotlight: Bailey Kaiser
Bailey Kaiser graduated in May, 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology and in Spanish.
WHAT I'M DOING NOW
I work for a United States property management company, and live in Montevideo, Uruguay.
DECIDING ON MY MAJORS
I love people and communicating; Sociology and Spanish seemed to fit perfectly with these. The majors are also key to both understanding and affecting change in social issues.
IMPORTANT EXPERIENCES AT EDGEWOOD THAT HAVE HELPED ME SINCE GRADUATING
I feel very lucky to have been part of the Edgewood community; it gave me a place to grow and be challenged. Through scholarships and the encouragement of professors and staff, I also had an opportunity to travel. Not only was I able to do several alternative breaks through Edgewood within the United States, but I studied abroad in Uruguay for a semester; it was so incredible that I moved back. I also traveled to Guatemala on a service trip, as well as to Mexico with my Sociology class.
HOW A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION INFLUENCED MY OUTLOOK
I am definitely a supporter of liberal arts. I feel that my education gave me the tools and confidence to take on challenges that present themselves after graduation. Students have opportunities to really engage in dialogues about social issues in a way that helps us grow and gives us a more multi-faceted world view. Liberal arts encourages the development of complex thought processes and helps students understand and appreciate the world around them. I think this leads to a more compassionate and proactive student body.
HOW STUDENTS CAN MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
There is no excuse not to have an incredible experience at Edgewood. It just takes the initiative and desire to learn and be challenged.
WHAT STUDENTS CAN DO OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM TO PREPARE FOR THEIR CAREERS
Volunteer. Read the world news. Ask questions. Take advantage of all the opportunities the faculty and staff of Edgewood offer through programs and traveling.