Samantha Lindberg

Samantha Lindberg

#PeopleofNIU Photo Institutional Communications

Hometown: Spring Grove, IL

Major: Journalism major

Are you attending NIU on any scholarships? Which one(s)?
I am on a merit scholarship through the university.

What is your major, and why did you choose your field of study?
My major is journalism and I choose this because I enjoy learning about people's lives and being able to write about them.

How did you learn about NIU, and why did you choose to attend?
I learned about NIU through family who live in DeKalb. I choose to attend here because it was close to home and a more affordable option.

What has been your favorite event at NIU, and why?
My favorite events at NIU are the various shows on campus from Visual and Performing Arts students because I like seeing their skills and they put on great performances.

What do you like about our campus and community?
I like that shopping and restaurants are pretty close to campus and that there is always some kind of event taking place to go to.

What has your experience inside the classroom been like at NIU?
In most classes you get out what you put in, so if you're willing to work, the class will be worthwhile, and the professors are there to help guide you.

Would you recommend NIU to others and why? What’s a general piece of advice you’d give to someone starting college?
I would recommend NIU to others because it’s a large school but you still get small class sizes which makes college less daunting. A piece of advice for anyone starting college would be to get a planner and to write down all your assignments and events you have going on, so you know what days you can hang out with your friends and which days you need to get work done.

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