As a full time university student, I approached the entire university experience from the onset from a position of certainty. While many of my friends were unsure of which kind of university they wanted to go to or where they wanted to be located for those three or four years, I did spend a lot of time and done a lot of research to really figure out which university was going to be the right fit for me. So many of my friends have found themselves in positions of disadvantage because they have not approached the university experience it from this perspective.
It is one of the things that I am most thankful for and one of the things that I have found to be my biggest strength going into my university experience as the years have gone on. I ultimately chose to come to the University of Minnesota and every moment from the time that I have been a student here has lived up to the expectations well and truly. Whether it is the awareness and the inclination that I am going to a university that genuinely cares about myself not only as a student number but as an individual or the extreme academic possibility that have been available through this campus, I am so happy with my choice.
A school that has solid values
For me, the most important part was that I chose a school that held the same values as myself. So many universities really claim to have all the right values in line however when it really gets down to it and you really get to know the University of chosen, unfortunately that sometimes happens to be quite the opposite. At school it has solid values and is of incredible importance to me and so the fact that I have chosen a school that did not genuinely do have stronger use is one of my biggest senses of pride and one of the reasons I love the University of Minnesota so much.
A school that has offered every opportunity
This is a university that lives up to every expectation - and then some. I have been given all the opportunities in the world. Not only giving us opportunities within the classroom, the University of Minnesota has given us ample opportunity outside it a bit as well. Whether this means going to campus organise events or local networking seminars, the simple fact is that the University of Minnesota really does not only talk to talk but walk the walk. This is a school that has offered me every opportunity and continues to do so and for this reason I feel like not only have I had a fantastic University experience but I am going to be going into my career with relative ease of transparency, riding experience I have already been given.
A school that genuinely cares
There is a lot to be said about the fact that this is also a school that genuinely cares. Whether it is providing mental health assistance on campus or offering access to programs to Detox Austin, the University of Minnesota is a school that really cares about us as individuals and not just a student numbers that have enrolled in this university. This is one of the most profoundly important aspects of the university experience for me and it is one of the biggest reasons that I really care about the University of Minnesota and while I always speak tremendously hi of this incredible place and all that is giving me - both inside the classroom and outside of it.