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Hometown: Gardner, Illinois
Year: Third Year
Transferred From: Joliet Junior College
Why did you transfer to NIU?
I attended a transfer open house with my best friend who also studies here. She gave me a behind-the-scenes tour of campus, and I heard how great the business program was so I decided to come here. It was easy.
What advice do you have for future transfer students?
Take advantage of every opportunity that’s thrown at you. You will have lots of opportunities to participate in great things. I joined the Student Accountancy Society. It’s really nice because it really helps you to figure out your career path. Coming in as a transfer student, I benefitted by being involved in passport events through the College of Business, too. I’m also an honors student, so I attend their events as well. I’m meeting a lot of people and gaining great experience.
What do you like most about NIU?
I like walking into Barsema Hall and feeling like I fit in. I’m always going somewhere and no matter where I go, I see a kind, welcoming face. Everyone is super helpful here. The academic program is great, it really pushes me. I’m studying accountancy. I chose accountancy because after my senior year of high school, I got an accounting internship, which gave me a lot of good exposure. I really liked it, and I feel like it is a good fit for me here at NIU.