- Truckin’, The Grateful Dead
As the semester closes and many of us head off to new adventures, it is easy to get lost in the nostalgia of our time on campus and at Hillel. For me, my time at Hillel, although shorter than most, was incredible and life-changing. As a social work intern, I walked into this building not knowing who or what I would encounter. What I was pleased to find was a sea of incredible and unique people, who are helping to develop future leaders of the world and are set to become future leaders of the world.
While past generations often worry about the future of the world and doubt the capability of each new generation, I can safely say that from the time spent at Hillel, there is no shortage of promise in this generation. The incredible students and staff I met this semester balanced 60 hour work weeks with mountains of research papers and full social calendars. If their commitment to their life as students and staff weren’t impressive enough, somehow they also found time to promote social change, develop new programs on campus that promote sustainability, raise awareness on world conflicts and acted as first-responders to major events happening on campus and the world. I am left humbled by the commitment everyone has had to lend a helping hand to so many worthwhile causes.
I have an immense amount of pride working alongside and with so many amazing people and would like to thank everyone for this great experience. I would also like to express my pride in each and every person I’ve met at Hillel this semester and thank you all for renewing my faith in humanity. This is not a goodbye, but a see you soon!
Have a great summer and best wishes to all of the recent graduates!