Thanks to STAC, I already knew about 50% of the information I was supposed to learn for the first time in college. I'm not just talking about my ballet pedagogy degree and English minor. I remember talking to a recording engineering major my first week of college, and his genuine surprise at discovering I wasn't in his major, because thanks to STAC, I knew about as much about sound recording as he did. STAC gave me an amazing foundation for a career in the arts. But even more than that, it forced me to stretch my boundaries as a person, to take risks in front of my peers, and to be accountable for my own creations - skills that anyone in any field would find useful.