In an earlier post, I talked about how I am currently taking a class called The Business of Music and how we would be having guest speakers throughout the semester. Already, this semester, we have had music therapists, a professional harpist, and one of the founders of Afropop Worldwide come in to talk to us. Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have Javier Colon, winner of the first season The Voice, talk to and perform for us. He performed two songs for us and discussed growing up in Connecticut, attending University of Hartford, and his journey through The Voice. The experience was incredible and it was so interesting to hear his insights on making it in the music industry.
In addition to my Music class, I have also seen guest speakers for my Comparative Politics class. Just a couple weeks ago, Trinity hosted two professors, one from Northeastern and one from Boston College, to discuss terrorism. They each held separate views on the issue and debated each other using their most recent research. As the two professors are very prominent in the national debate on terrorism, it was incredible that we were able to hear them here.
I suppose what these experiences bring to light is another great thing about Trinity. Very often we are able to host successful and intriguing speakers. Our faculty and students have connections with many interesting and important people in a variety of subjects. Due to these connections, we are lucky enough to have the chance to hear them discuss an assortment of topics, from what it takes to be successful in their field to their latest theories based on their studies. Taking advantage of these opportunities while you are at Trinity is very important though, because once you graduate, you might not have these kind of chances again.
Until next time,