I applied to quite a few different schools before finally choosing Central Michigan University. I came from the small town of Imlay City, MI, so I wanted somewhere a little bit bigger. It was important for me to be able to expand my horizons while also being able to get the best education possible. Here are a few reasons why I chose CMU:

  1. It’s in my blood. My mom graduated here, and my sister goes here currently. Surprisingly, this initially made me not want to come here. I craved independence, and I wanted to go somewhere new; yet, as I got a little bit older, I realized that having someone around that I already knew would be great. I came here often to visit, so I already knew where a lot of things were, but having my sister here made the transition so much easier. We were already so close to begin with, but having here here has made a world of difference. Whenever I am having a bad day, I know that I can go over to her apartment and she always knows just what to say.
  2. I am fortunate enough to be both a Leader Advancement Scholar and a part of the Honors college here at CMU. Having the opportunity to be a part of both of these cohorts is something very few people have the chance to do, and I know that they will both lead me into becoming a well-rounded individual. 
  3. The atmosphere. I have visited CMU many times over the past couple of years, and it astounds me just how wonderful the environment is here. Everyone is genuinely friendly and wants you to succeed.

My current major is International Relations, with a minor in Leadership. I am not completely sure what I would like to do for a career. I am interested in working in foreign relations abroad, or in working in Washington DC.