The advice that I give prospective students is if you can, come visit our campus, because when you come visit our campus, you'll feel home. That's how it is.
I think UNA is the best place to receive an education because it's a family. And we have so many phenomenal programs, whether you're a STEM major, an Education major, a Nursing major, to really plug in and invest and so many opportunities to pour into our community. And our community is so willing to plug in to us with each event you're attending, with each opportunity you're taking. That's something you get to put on a portfolio or put in a resume and hand to an employer one day. And I think personally, that that takes your employability up by so much.
Now as a senior I can look back on and say I've had the greatest college experience I can imagine. Everything I wanted to do involvement wise, and when I think about the picturesque college experience, what I had imagined, I was able to accomplish all that at UNA. And so that always will mean a ton to me.
Anyone can come here and succeed in what they want to do if they're willing to take that step through the door. If they have that confidence, self belief, then they can do it.
There's lots of opportunities to go beyond the classroom, and I've had the opportunity to do a lot of that through internships. Those internship opportunities are crucial in setting up the direction that I'll go after graduation. I feel very confident that I'm just as prepared, if not more prepared, than any of my counterparts at other schools. Whether going to grad school or straight to the workforce, I have a great opportunity to be able to succeed in my field.
Follow our social media pages, see what's going on, talk to students. We have a lot of connections and a lot of ways to get you into this area and realize how great it is. But also go online and do your research. You can call our Financial Aid Office, you can call our Administrative Office and say, "Hey, I'm a prospective student. What do you think about this?" And they're going to try to answer any questions that you have. We have a great team. We have great support. We have great staff here that are going to help anybody. Coming to UNA was the best decision of my whole entire life.