Simone Mata

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Simone Mata
Posted 11 months ago
Neil Pasricha: What do you do to make your life awesome?
I make my life awesome by scaring myself. Whether pushing myself on harder climbs for rock climbing or surfing when the waves look to big for my ability level, I find that when I push myself and get myself in scary situations, it puts life in perspective; I have to be completely in that moment. It helps me know my limits and leaves me proud for trying and sometimes succeeding at something that I wasn't comfortable with.
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Simone Mata
Posted over 1 year ago
How can we best engage college students in the idea of learning instead of just getting a degree?
I think it's more of a cultural thing... I'm a first generation student and my initial reasoning for getting into college was based on bettering my life (money/success). That's just what you did to have a better life... As for how to engage the process of learning, I'd have to agree with Mark on this. Some of the classes I learned the most in were taught by professors with the highest expectations. Each professor tailored their class to test for understanding, not memorization and regurgitation.