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Hometown: Carol Stream, Illinois
Year : Third Year
Transferred From: College of DuPage
How has transferring to NIU impacted you?
The transition was really easy. NIU was really helpful. They provided a great orientation and a lot of different resources that I used to get where I want to be now.
What advice do you have for future transfer students?
Stay positive and enthusiastic. When I was younger, I was very negative during my first go-around at college and was not very open to things. So stay positive and be willing to try things that would allow you to really experience NIU to the fullest. Get involved in everything because it will all help you land the job you want after graduation.
What do you like most about NIU?
The professors. I really like listening to them talk about their research. The degree of expertise they have in the anthropology department is really cool and they’re always open to meeting with you one-on-one.
Why should other students choose NIU?
It’s got a lot of great stuff to offer. It’s relatively close to Chicago, so it’s easy to commute if you want. Campus is great, too. There are a lot of cool events.