The Big Six & Other Resources

“Big Six” Collegiate Experiences

  1. I had at least one professor at [college] who made me excited about learning.
  2. My professor(s) at [college] cared about me as a person.
  3. I had a mentor who encouraged me to pursue my goals and dreams.
  4. I worked on a project that took a semester or more to complete.
  5. I had an internship or job that allowed me to apply what I was learning in the classroom.
  6. I was extremely active in extracurricular activities and organizations while I attended [college].

                                                                                   Source: Gallup-Purdue Index

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