You know, I think I'm learning a lot here at Dartmouth.
Which, you know, when you go to school at Dartmouth, you'd hope that that'd be the case. I mean, at the risk of sounding tacky, here you're surrounded by world-class professors, facilities, and classmates. As far as my experience goes, I have definitely learned a lot in the classroom, and I'm eternally grateful for it.
What I mean, though, is that since coming here, I've learned more than I ever thought I would outside the classroom. Things that I could have learned in a classroom, but for whatever reason never had the opportunity or resources before to. Since coming to Dartmouth, I've picked up how to use Photoshop, edit with Premiere Pro, build websites with HTML and CSS, as well as picking up things here and there with Flutter, R, and Bash.
The same goes with editing. Since Adobe Premiere Pro was free, and the sketch comedy organization I'm part of held an editing workshop so I figured I'd pick that up too. Starting with stitching clips together, through trial and error I've gotten to the point where I've just recently edited a 15 minute Patriot Act-esque segment complete with greenscreen and infographics. Not to self-plug, but you can view an example of that right here.
Same thing with coding, too. Yeah, I know the very basics through my intro CS class, but since I've started helping code for a bioinformatics lab my skills have improved by leaps and bounds.
Really, Dartmouth has done everything they can to make learning outside the classroom possible. With everything I've picked up, I still have so much left to learn. But here if there's something you want to learn, chances are that it's there for you. Dartmouth even has free LinkedIn Learning for their students, so if I ever wanted to actually take formal lessons in Photoshop and PremierePro, I could—which is really the most I could ask for out of a school. I've said this time and time again, but Dartmouth is a nerd sanctuary. Deep in the woods with nothing to do but learn, surrounded by other people who feel the same.