Admissions

Matthew


Public Administration- Human Resources


Des Moines, IA


Senior

Why did you choose UNI?

I heard that there are a lot of resources on campus that can help me be successful. It was neither too close to home nor too far.

What's the best thing about UNI?

UNI provides many opportunities to meet people with whom to network.  I also like the National Student Exchange and Study Abroad opportunities that are offered and in which I participated.

What surprised you most about UNI?

The campus isn’t as large as you’d expect and how many people at the university want to see me be a successful person even after I graduate.

What kind of on-campus organizations/activities are you involved in? How does that involvement enrich your overall college experience?

I’m involved in many student organizations ranging from organizing concerts to multicultural organizations.  Being involved in student organizations allows me to meet new students.

How has your academic experience been? Tell us about any great classes or professors that inspired or challenged you. Are you happy with your major choice?

It has been great. The opportunity to take my Capstone course abroad opened my eyes to another culture.

What do you like best about your major?

 It allows me to be versatile in pursuing a career in different fields in both the private and public sector.

What's your favorite place on campus and why?

The Union, that’s where I see most of the people I know all at one time after a long day of classes.

What advice would you give high school students getting ready for college?

Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone and don’t overload yourself with work.

Years from now, what will you remember most about UNI?

The connections I’ve made with faculty and staff; also my friends that I’ve made while at UNI.

What do you plan to do with your UNI education?

I want to pursue a career in human resources in the public or private sector or become a study abroad advisor.