Every semester I start my classes by asking students, most of whom are freshmen, about their goals while attending the course. Students typically talk about learning course content, and I reciprocate by sharing all four of my goals. I deliver the curriculum while learning how to become a better teacher. Then we talk about mentorship and the value of the one-on-one interactions that it allows. Finally, I share my passion for the Arabic Language Organization as one of many campus groups that aim to build a community through fun activities and events. Then the semester flies by. I get to teach, learn, mentor and have lots of fun. I also get to watch students excel, achieve, grow and mature. Learning experiences, exciting moments and missed opportunities all come and go, leaving their marks on each of us.