What words come to mind when you think about the college experience? Motivating? Inspirational? Challenging? Exhilarating? Exhausting? Necessary? Worthwhile?

Have something in mind? Now let’s hear what students had to say! During the 2014 NerdNation convention, we asked several members of Phi Theta Kappa: If you could describe your college experience in word, what would that be? Their answers will encourage and surprise you… and give you a smile as well!

Looking for a fun icebreaker or first-day-of-class activity? Consider asking your students to respond to this question. It could spark some engaging conversation!


How would you describe the college experience in one word? Leave your response in the comments below!