This We Believe at Georgia Tech's essay contest allows students to express the core beliefs that guide their daily lives. The program emphasizes both rhetorical and multimodal communication (written, oral, verbal, electronic, and nonverbal). This type of communication affects the academic, professional, community, and personal lives of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, whether they are in classes or labs, offices or agencies, manufacturing or R&D facilities, across the US or around the world.

Recent Submissions

  • Preserving our Roots while Building our Future: My Journey from Asia to America 

    Das, Shinjini (2014-04-17)
    Shinjini Das speaks about the importance of her belief in preserving the core sense of who we are while striving to attain our goals and aspirations. She focuses on her own experiences in preserving her identity in a society ...
  • This I Believe: I Believe in the Power of Words to Evoke and Inspire 

    Royster, Jacqueline J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-03-27)
    Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster, Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, speak on her belief that the power of words evoke and inspire.
  • This I Believe: I Believe in Educating Our Youth 

    Kc, Alisha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-26)
    Alisha's views on the educational system have long been established based upon a relationship she formed many years ago. Burdened with witnessing the effects of the caste system, Alisha’s belief allows those around her to ...
  • This I Believe: I Believe One Moment Can Define the Rest of our Lives 

    Lally, Rebecca (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-26)
    Rebecca's experience with one single event in 2011 changed her outlook on the rest of her life. A near-death experience taught Rebecca many different things about how to live each and every day.
  • This I Believe: I Believe in Asking and Telling 

    Evans, Ryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-26)
    Prior to September 2011, the military discharged many service members under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule. Though not on active duty, Jack discusses his own experience with “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on the home front.
  • This I Believe: I Believe that Technology is Out to Get Me 

    Ham, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-26)
    While most people are afraid of monsters under the bed, spiders, and the meatloaf surprise in elementary school, John is instead disturbed by technology. His conclusion that social interactions are being taken over by ...
  • This I Believe: I Believe in Fantasy 

    Brown, Christine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-26)
    Christine is a fan of Wookies, reading books in the car, and unlikely heroes. She found love as a young child in books that allowed her to escape from the real world. Along the way, she has discovered many different ...
  • Overcoming the Odds by Taking Risks that Challenge Our Greatest Fears 

    Ray, Stephanie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-29)
  • I Believe in One Play at a Time 

    Jones, Roderick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-15)
  • Managing Your Most valuable Asset: A Few Personal and Career Ideas 

    Stamps, E. Roe, IV (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-01)
  • This I believe / Richard Barke 

    Barke, Richard P. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-02-02)
  • I Believe in Friendship 

    Templeton, William Miller (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-02-16)
    I believe building friendships is one of our most rewarding endeavors. 1. The story of the shy little introvert. + How to win friends and influence people. 2. The 7 principles - used in college and in professional life ...
  • Show Up - Speak Up - Stand Up 

    Buolamwini, Joy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-01-19)
    Join the Office of Undergraduate Studies for another great installment of This I Believe with Joy Buolamwini, a third-year computer science major from Cordova, Tenn. Joy has accomplished quite a bit in her time. She’s ...
  • I Believe in Expressing Love 

    Lewis, Lauren (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-12-08)
  • Addiction is a disease 

    Schatten, Jeff (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-12-08)
  • I Believe in Significance over Success 

    Pendleton-Parker, Billiee (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-11-10)
  • This I Believe / Gary May 

    May, Gary S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-10-20)
  • Red Fields to Green Fields 

    Peterson, Val (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-09-29)
    There is an overstock of financially distressed properties in the nation- Red Fields. There are too few parks and green spaces- Green Fields. Why not form a public/private partnership, a land bank, to get dilapidated ...
  • I Believe in the Beauty of a Job Well Done 

    Creel, Elle (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-09-08)
  • I Believe in Words 

    McPherson, Erin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-04-21)

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