Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I’ll have graduated from law school by then, and pursuing a career I’m really not sure about yet at this juncture. Maybe I’ll do something in politics. As for law school, I really enjoy the constitutional aspects and the different ways that [the U.S. Constitution] can be interpreted, so I would also be interested in that kind of path.
How do you think a college education will help you get there and what would you say to students about the importance of a college education?
I hope that with the right education I’ll get pointed in the right direction. I would also say that college is a tool in teaching you where you want to go in life, and finding out what you are interested in and want to be doing with your life.
Winning a scholarship means different things to different students. What does your scholarship mean to you, or why do you feel it is a significant accomplishment?
Obviously I was very excited and surprised to hear that I won. College is expensive, and winning a scholarship helps with the costs when you’re dealing with how expensive college is and you’re starting to take out loans. (My mom was the one who put me on the site.) I’ve often found myself thinking about why college has to be so expensive, and the reasons for reform. Considering the nature of the scholarship, the Resolve to Evolve aspects of it, reaffirmed the notion I had in my own mind that I’m good at this kind of stuff.
Where do you go to school, and why do you attend that school?
I’m a junior at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. It’s close enough to home (Omaha) where it’s comfortable for me, but big enough for that college experience.
What do you think about college life so far?
: I love the school. I really do – although I don’t have much to compare it to. The downtown is close enough that you can have experiences off campus, but it’s still easy to keep yourself on task.
What advice would you give to the class of seniors who are now making decisions about their college careers?
The most important thing for me was learning how to study. My high school didn’t do a very good job showing us the way that college works, and I was missing certain study skills that you need on campus so that you don’t fall behind. I would say to find a support system. The fraternity system I’m in – Delta Tau Delta – helped a lot, and watching other fraternity members was extremely influential in aiding in my ability to learn how to adapt to college life and to learn how to do well academically.
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