OSSM has taught me how to push myself and has made me a better person overall–It heightened every area/aspect of my life! The faculty and administration here have put forth tremendous effort to provide me and my classmates such high quality education. For that I am forever grateful.
OSSM gave me a competitive environment to learn at a highly accelerated pace, which is what I and most of my colleagues have been wishing for since the discovery of our talents in elementary school.
OSSM is an experience that truly changed my life for the better. The community of OSSM is amazing, and I have made friendships that will last a lifetime.
Coming from rural Oklahoma, my ambition to be an aerospace engineer didn’t draw out many peers or mentors from my community. Besides the academic growth that came from attending, OSSM impacted me by helping me grow extensive peer and professional networks, which have since led to several exclusive opportunities. Since graduating in Spring 2018, I have completed two summer internships with The Boeing Co. and written a proposal accepted by NASA.
OSSM helped me to realize my potential and provided me with the confidence to achieve more than I could have imagined.
Through OSSM I have gained a better understanding of other cultures, a confidence in what I do even if I fail, and I now know more about what talents I have and how I can use them to achieve my dreams. OSSM really has helped me mature and see what I can give back to others.
At OSSM I have developed many skills that surpass college preparedness and qualify as life skills. Living and learning with some of the brightest students. faculty, and staff in the nation is an honor and has enabled me to gain so much knowledge. I expect to build on that knowledge exponentially!
It’s important to remind yourself that no matter how many disappointments you face or how many times you fail, you just have to pick yourself up and keep working towards your goals. If you do, eventually your successes will outweigh your failures and you will accomplish the goals you set for yourself. It took me two semesters at OSSM to learn this, but I know I will never forget it.
OSSM is an experience that breaks me down, but builds me up. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and exposed my weaknesses. But it gave me the environment to motivate myself in any given challenge and grow stronger along with the rest of our community.