Weekend Wisdom

Sarah Hammitt Colasurdo ’00

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“If you want to challenge conventional ideas, don’t be afraid of an unconventional career path.”
“I’m a professional in the field of climate change with a job title that didn’t even exist five years ago, and Kent Place prepared me in two essential ways.
 
“First, I was taught to be fearless in the pursuit of my own unique path. I was never the student who knew exactly what she wanted to do, and, thankfully, teachers never pressured me to conform. No one at KPS is confined to one interest. No one is put into a box. And you’ll find, as I did, that this freedom of self will enable you to chart a course that maximizes your interests and talents.
 
“Second, Kent Place taught me — painfully at times — the importance of mastering the fundamentals. The rigors of daily drills, in the classroom, on stage, and on the playing field, will instill in you a depth of knowledge and understanding that will equip your mind to race, decipher, connect, create, and keep pace in our rapidly changing world.
 
“In five years, your studies or your job may ask you to grapple with problems and demand skills I can’t even dream up. How incredibly empowering it is that you’ll have the courage and a solid foundation from which to leap for any opportunity that calls to you!”

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Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.