Narrative Essay About College Experience

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When it comes to the college experience, one size does not fit all. Ohio native Dan Brown was not looking for the typical college experience he had found at his first school. “My junior year, I became disenfranchised with the experience there. It wasn 't working out well for me so a buddy and I decided to take a semester off and we ended up coming out to Colorado. Working as a lift operator, Brown realized that Colorado had a lot to offer him. “It was 1985 and we spent the season as lift operators and when summer came-- we were working til June that year and we realized that we wanted to get back into school and knew that Syracuse was not an option. We started looking around for schools near skiing in Colorado,” explained Brown. “People had …show more content…
“In September, my friend and I drove to Durango in my Dad 's car. He dropped me off and I didn 't know a soul. I needed some kind of transportation and that 's when I bought a bike. What started out as a means of transportation turned into something more. During his time working as a dishwasher as Old Tymers Café, Brown met two other Ft. Lewis students who were into mountain biking as well. “The 3 of us started learning about mountain biking together. We asked around town, went to the bike shops and found out who was doing stuff, where the trails were, and we just started going out riding all of the trails people were doing at the …show more content…
When I came to Durango, it was natural to fall into that program. It made sense and I entered the program as soon as I got to the school.” It was his senior project that would help Brown discovered his interest for environmental studies. “As part of my senior project, I was in an environmental project that involved expansion of the farmlands. One of the professors at the time was involved with the analysis of that and for my senior project I helped out and conducted a certain amount of analysis. It exposed me to environmental issues really for the first time. I got very intrigued with that and it was a very new and developing field at the time. Armed with his degree from Ft. Lewis, Brown was quickly picked up by an environmental firm. “I was hired right out of college, shortly after I graduated. I went to work for that company and began my career in the environmental field and it 's what I 've been involved in for 27

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