What I Found By Getting Lost

Admissions Essay: Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

Summary of essay by Robert Oden (Carleton)

Robert Oden compares his getting lost in Cairo to getting lost in college; both are adventures where you can learn about life and humanity. Finding his way home from the pyramids reminded him that people are people and we are all here to help each other. Read more from his Wall Street Journal essay.

Robert Oden was a religion professor with The Teaching Company and president of Carleton College from 2002-2010. He is currently retired.

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Author: Brooke Allen

A social entrepreneur and retired Wall Street executive.

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