NIU has afforded me opportunities that I know I would not have received anywhere else such as this opportunity as a Northern Light Ambassador, working as an Orientation Leader and Coordinator, being a House Leader in the Honors House, receiving the support to establish the NIU Educators’ Club here, and more. NIU has given me numerous opportunities like these to step out of my comfort zone in ways I could have never imagined.
If I had to pick one piece of advice for any NIU student it would be—step out of your comfort zone and get involved. Getting involved can look totally different from one student to another. It can be attending all of the football games, joining an organization, going to an event put on in your Residence Hall, and more. Take advantage of the numerous opportunities NIU provides for you to get involved; you never know who you will meet, where it will lead, or who you will become.