When I chose to attend Emory, I selected the school for a variety of reasons. Sure we’re in Atlanta, and we do have awesome weather. However, I picked Emory namely for it’s size. We’re not too big. We’re not too small. We have great research opportunities, yet have a feeling of a smaller liberal arts college. Emory gives us the best of both worlds and--OK, I’ll stop the tour guide spiel. Seriously, though, the size of our community is pretty ideal.
Last night, I attended one of the Emory Alumni Association’s Dinner with 12 Strangers. Before I continue, I will admit that not everyone at the dinner was a stranger to me, but there were definitely more people I didn’t know than those that I did. The dinner itself was great. I had forgotten how nice it is to sit down for a meal in a home. The company, however, was even better. The Alumni Association arranges these dinners in hopes of bringing alumni (many of whom currently work for Emory) and students together over a meal. Their site says the “program helps you sit down with new people, then helps you leave as friends.” And, quite honestly, the dinner did just that.