Higher education is an incredible gift that those who were fortunate enough to have access to it understand all too well. While it is incredibly true that there are many challenges that come along for higher education students, it is equally as true that those challenges often, if not always, come hand in hand with many rewards. For myself, when I decided that university was the right next step for me and my progression into my career, I really wanted to focus on finding the place that was going to not only give me the best academic opportunities but that was going to be able to make me feel at home and comfortable in an environment that can be quite stressful at times. After much research (and the decision to broaden my search by choosing to change IP address), I found that in the University of Minnesota. And it has met and even exceeded every expectation since.
My decision to go to university
For me, the decision to become a university student was very much a decision that was linked to the fact that I knew that the career field that I wanted to enter into was one that would benefit greatly from having a higher education degree under my belt. My decision to go to university was largely reliant on this fat and as a result I have built a strong understanding and supportive attitude towards the university experience not only now but as I head into the future and beyond. When I chose to go to the University of Minnesota, and knew that this was going to be a place that felt right for me not only academically but personally. And I can say with full certainty and comfortability today that I was entirely right in my decision.
The University of Minnesota has exceeded all expectations
This is a university that has truly exceed all my expectations. The University of Minnesota allows me to thrive academically while also pushing me to be my best self not only intellectually but personally. From giving me the opportunity inside the classroom to give me access to industry seminars and networking events so I can get my toes in the career field before I enter it officially, the University of Minnesota really cares about giving us not only academic experience in the classroom but also real world experience outside of it as well. Some of my best memories over the last three years have been memories that have been directly linked to those networking events and I had begun to build my network before even graduating - a gift that has largely been made possible thanks to the University of Minnesota.
Why this is such a special place
Arguably more than anything else, there is the fact that the University of Minnesota is a place that really strives to achieve longevity and success not only in its own impacts, but in those of its students well after they have graduated. There is a lot to be said about the fact that the students are go to this university, myself included, students that are made well aware that they can always go back for additional support should they need it by being able to have access to alumni events and the like that give them an ongoing relationship with the university after they graduate and enter into their chosen career field.