Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Hey future panthers! Still not sure what you’re majoring in? Well, don’t worry, 80% of incoming freshman enter college not knowing for sure what to major in. Lucky for you, though, UNI has tons of resources for those who are trying to find where they are supposed to be! The Office of Academic Advising is the best place to start. Online, they offer a free interest inventory, Career Cruising, which gives you a whole list of possible careers for you based on your interests. If you’re willing to pay, for just $9, you can take an in-depth inventory called the Strong Interest Inventory, that will give you even more information and someone from Academic Advising will go through it with you.
There are also workshops offered throughout the year such as, Majors in Minutes, a speed dating-like workshop that allows you to talk to all different majors that you may be interested in. So, if you’re not sure what you want to do with the rest of your life yet, don’t sweat it! The University of Northern Iowa will help you find just the right fit!
For the Career Cruising Inventory: http://www.uni.edu/advising/career-cruising
Office of Academic Advising: http://www.uni.edu/advising
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Study Abroad Center is one of the most beneficial aspects of the University of Northern Iowa. The Study Abroad Office is filled with various Study Abroad opportunities that include Capstones, Cultural Visits, Volunteering, and even Student Exchange!
Throughout the years, many UNI students have gone through this office to study abroad in wonderful locations. Although some of the experiences abroad are costly, the Study Abroad Center makes it their mission to help students find scholarships or other means of payment for these experiences. Whether it may be a general Study Abroad Scholarship or even a National Scholarship, the Study Abroad Center will help any student find the necessary scholarships in order to experience these amazing opportunities.
There are countries from several continents that are available to UNI students. The countries offered range from Spain, Brazil, Russia, Ghana, France, Austria, Costa Rica, Japan, China, South Africa, Greece, Italy, England, and many more. Some of these programs can even have multiple countries in one program.
It is highly recommended that students take the chance to visit the Study Abroad Office in order to see all the amazing cultural opportunities that are provided through UNI. Next time you’re at UNI come into the Study Abroad Center because you never know, maybe one day you can study in a different country!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
As a student at the University of Northern Iowa, I got interested in finding out some of the famous alumni who have traveled through this campus getting a great education and gaining an amazing college experience.
Here are a few people who you may recognize!
Kurt Warner: Graduated from UNI in 1993. Warner was an NFL quarterback who played in the NFL from 1998-2009 with the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, and Arizona Cardinals, winning the Superbowl twice and being named NFL MVP twice along with 1 Superbowl MVP.
Chuck Grassley: Graduated from UNI in 1955. Grassley is a Republican United States Senator for the state of Iowa. He has served the state of Iowa from 1981-current.
Robert James Waller: Graduated from UNI in 1962. Waller was a professor of management and economics at UNI and later served as the Dean of the College of Business from 1980-1986. Waller is also the author of The Bridges of Madison County, which went on to become one of the best selling books in the 20th century. The book went on to be adapted as a film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.
Will Wilkinson: Graduated from UNI in 1995. Wilkinson is a writer who has been regarded as an expert in happiness research in regards to public policy. His work has been cited in articles in Forbes and The Washington Post, among other news outlets.
These are just a few alumni to graduate from the University of Northern Iowa who have gone on to change the world in a very powerful way and YOU could be the next!
Or even me!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Hey Future Panthers!
I've talked to a lot of you who are worried about getting jobs on campus or even during your freshman year. Well that worrying stops today! (Continue reading...)
Like many of you, I had a part-time job in high school and was worried about paying for all of my frivolous needs in college. I didn't know if I was able to manage work and school and life! Luckily enough, I was able to get, not one, but two jobs through UNI's job board!
|No, we don't have an actual board...it's online, of course!|
You can filter through the postings by whether or not you want to work on or off campus, if you have work study or not, and what type of job you'd like! Employers are constantly posting on the job board, so you will have luck at any time of the year!
If you are still stuck on how I manage two jobs, well they are fun! I love talking to you all every night with STARs and it is a great stress reliever to my day. You will have to meet Craig for yourself to see why I love working with him...
Although I do not know a lot about tools, Craig is always around to poke fun and help me out! Plus, like most jobs on campus, I can do my homework as long as there aren't any students to help or papers to file.
Apply for a job today and share your story!