The combined efforts of the advising staff and academic faculty of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing (CBEC) have made a monumental impact on so many aspects of my life. Under their instruction, I have actually felt the call to re-evaluate my own perception of my own abilities. I have worked hard to rise to the CBEC standards, and as I prepare to graduate, I walk away with a better understanding of who I am and what I am capable of. I've seen massive improvement in my approach to critical thinking, to my application of strategic thought, my ability to analyze a given situation and my capacity to manage the resources that equate to success. In fact, I am a success and not just because of what everyone can see that can I do. It is because of the development and growth I have witnessed on the inside. As the time quickly approaches to walk across the stage, I know what I walk away with. I have a changed mindset and a thorough introduction of what it will mean to carry a management title. Those perceptions don't come from a weak attempt to slide by. They are a result of the bar, which was raised high; and they come from the expectations of a faulty and staff who aren't there just to do a job. I am so thankful that a collaborative team of professionals was there to hold me to those higher standards and to make me feel like I could meet them; surprising even to myself, I surpassed them. So, a changed student, a refined person and a well-equipped individual, positioned for success in the business world, the CBEC has made all the difference. Nothing replaces that.