As I'm writing this, I am seated by Zack Eydenberg '18 and we're about to fly back to Columbus. I'm devastated for two main reasons; I still have not completed any of my assignments, and I'm just weeks away from graduating from Kenyon College. However, I am in a better place now because of the amazing spring break experience I've had. Four weeks before spring break, I had no job, no prospects and no idea where to start. Now, while I still have no job, I have some prospects and I think I have a better idea of what I'm doing. All this "growth" is a result of the amazing connections I made through the Kenyon alumni network.
Olubusola "Busola" Olukoya
Class of 2015
Major — Neuroscience
Hometown — Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. (But I've lived in Lagos, Nigeria all my life.)
The correct pronunciation of my name sounds like an exclamation; "Busola!" -- but don't sound like you're surprised. "Oluwabusiolawa" God has given us wealth; say it with meaning. Re-mi-mi-do-mi-do-mi-mi, like a song. The correct pronunciation of my name requires confidence and familiarity. You have to sound like you know what you're saying. And it helps to practice by throwing the sounds up a flight of stairs that lead up to someplace you don't know. That's where I am right now, going somewhere new, with a song perpetually on my lips, finding meanings in the most disconnected occurrences and trying to look like I know exactly what I'm doing.