Every event hosted by the school — literally every single one — is education-based, from panels to workshops to career fairs. It was a sunny day in the football stadium, no one listened to the commencement speakers, and tearful hugs were met with lies of “Of course we’ll hang out.” It was a grand finale to a horrible four years and long search for the answer to one of life’s biggest questions: “What the hell am I doing with myself?”From the fall of junior year to the winter of senior year, I was bombarded with suggestions: “Be a nurse,” said my mother; “Join the Marines!Palm trees — the signature of Central Florida — line the roads, the pathways light up in blue at night, and brightly-colored rooms with circular couches make for cozy learning environments. I’m not going to pretend it’s a wonderland — there’s no football stadium, gym, or dorms, and it’s not very big — but the place captures your attention.And for all it lacks, it makes up for it in the random film sets or concerts or famous people you come across. There are other aspects which more directly contribute to learning. Much of Full Sail’s marketing is centered around its technology, and that’s great, but it wouldn’t mean anything if it weren’t for the mentors you meet along the way.Otherwise, every month you’re in a new class, learning a new subject, constantly digesting, processing, and experimenting with new information until you’re spit out of the meat grinder with new information at the end of your program.As intense as it is, the school has nothing to apologize for.However, what I consider to be my alma mater’s real gift to its students is revealing realistic paths to seemingly unattainable goals.The instructors instill a mindset that allows you to be dream big, then give you the tools to work towards it.They also have technology, business, and communications degrees. Full Sail University was the right environment for me, but I am not everyone.I attended the Creative Writing program, which granted me exposure to most of the above. There a few traits which optimize people for this odd style of learning.