It has been an exciting first week back to classes at Benedictine College. I have been revitalized when talking to returning students who share their summer activities – particularly their Experiential Learning activities. Students are reporting a number of opportunities to connect their course experiences with work in the wider world. Those connections are really what experiential learning is all about. And many of the students are coming back for their senior year with job offers in hand. As an example, one of many of our students who received and accepted an offer, came to me to report that his big decision this week is where to get his tires rotated. What a great way to experience the senior year. Students can focus on course work and polishing their skill sets without the worry of the next step in their career. I am reminded of how blessed we are that our business partners so willingly reach out to the BC campus for these students. Thanks to everyone that makes this happen. It HAS been rewarding.