Letter from the Vassar Quest Liaison
Welcome to Vassar! My name is Jeremiah Bernau and I’m the Quest Liaison here for the 2012-2013 year. No matter where you are from or what your interests are, Vassar and the Quest Scholars have a place for you. When I first came to Vassar, I was nervous, uncertain, and unsure of my abilities and qualifications to be here. I shouldn’t have worried. I now know that the only thing at Vassar that can hold you back is yourself, so don’t be afraid—jump in and take advantage of what we have to offer. In the process you will meet amazing people, discover yourself, do incredible things, and have an impact on the world. I know I certainly have—I have made lifelong friends, discovered my passion for Earth Science, studied in New Zealand, and am working to save the environment.
Vassar has no core curriculum—here you are the creator of your schedule and can discover and develop your own interests. As a liberal arts school we emphasize developing your individual talents and skills rather than developing your ability to get a 4.0, and the Quest Scholars will be here to support you as you learn and grow.
Take time to enjoy what Vassar has to offer beyond academics. When you look back after these four short years you won’t remember the details of every class you took—you will, however, remember who always made your egg-salad sandwich at the Deece, your amazing friendships, and the relationships you have built with your professors. Savor the ever-changing views at Sunset Lake, the 3:00 a.m. conversations about the politics of Star Wars, and basking in the sun while studying on the Quad. Questioning your decision to come to Vassar? Don’t! It was the best decision of your life. Welcome to the Quest family; we are glad to have you!
Jeremiah Bernau, Vassar '13
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