Olivia Elliot

Olivia Elliot

#PeopleofNIU Photo by Wade Duerkes/Institutional Communications

Hometown: Waterman

Year: Junior

Major: Business Administration

What do you like most about NIU?
I love all the people that I’ve met. I’ve made some really great friends here, not just from orientation but even classes. My favorite spot on campus is Barsema Hall. All my friends hang out here and study. It’s where I spend most of my time.

What most excites you about your major?
The openness of it. I’m not stuck doing one specific thing. I thought when I did choose if I study one subject, I’d get so tired of it. Just being able to study a little bit of everything is really nice. I want to have my own interior design business. I thought it would be fun to pick up as a hobby at first, but then later on maybe go back to school for it, and have my own business. Right now I’m learning about the business aspect, but I think it would be really cool to do that.

Why did you choose NIU?
Not only was it financially the best option, but it was so close to home, that even as a commuter student it’s provided me with a lot of opportunities to get involved.

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