With graduation just around the corner for this year’s seniors, many upperclassmen have started looking forward, thinking about their careers and what real life will bring for them. When planning ahead, most Washington University students consider the prospect of having a family without a career or becoming some sort of activist to be an anathema.
Amid rampant conjecture about the failings of the American education system, and following the publication of Chinese testing results that thoroughly kicked our collective American rear ends, Yale professor Amy Chua published a controversial article about what is now termed “extreme parenting.”
I sometimes wonder if I’ve sold my soul. Not to be bleak or anything, but there’s definitely more left for sale. Two weeks from now I’ll be suiting up in a shirt and tie in New York City on the Weston Career Center’s Career Trek.