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Mathematics and Computer Science

Mark Guttman

How did you choose your area of study?

Carl Sagan’s quote, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” This resonated with me and probably should resonate throughout the world.

The faculty are probably the best metric you can use to gauge the quality of a good education. You want professors who are accessible, knowledgeable and practical, but who are also effective in communicating and imparting that knowledge onto others. The faculty at Lake Forest made a positive impact on my life that I attribute much of my success to and which I will forever be grateful for. 

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At the start of my undergraduate career, I did not have the best academic track record and no hard evidence to suggest that I would be able to succeed in a field like computer science. Throughout my undergraduate and afterwards, I continue to surprise myself by what I can and have achieved. Everyone deserves a second chance, especially yourself.