Abby Walsh is an Accountancy and Operations Management and Information Systems major from Waukee, Iowa
Hometown: Waukee, Iowa
Year: Expected graduation: May 2021
How did you learn about NIU, and why did you choose to attend?
Having a big family meant I was pulled in multiple directions concerning universities to attend, and NIU was my first choice because I researched it without influence. The amount of resources and programs available was compelling as well!
Do you have any favorite activities or events at NIU? What else do you do for fun in your spare time?
My favorite events to attend are the Diversity Dialogue Series; they actively engage individuals to think critically and contribute toward a positive change. Otherwise, I like to go on walks, read, write and draw!
What do you like about campus and the DeKalb area?
The DeKalb area is very aware of how incrementally diverse and inclusive the world is becoming. Everyone you meet has inspiring aspirations to share with the community!
What has your experience inside the classroom been like at NIU?
The classroom experience encourages all students to think critically and contribute to the overall atmosphere of the course. Professors are more than willing to apply their expertise to the individual student’s success.
What is something you have experienced at NIU that you will be able to take with you into future endeavors in your field?
The plethora of opportunities to seize in such a small community motivates me to be driven toward my professional, social, and personal endeavors in the future.
Would you recommend NIU to others and why? What’s a general piece of advice you’d give to someone starting college?
I would definitely recommend NIU because of how inclusive and inviting the atmosphere is. All are encouraged to seek out opportunities as well as start their own ventures.