Michelle grew up in a small town in Northwest Indiana called Hobart and graduated from Hobart High School. She attended Butler University as an undergraduate and interned in the Office of Admission at Marian University during the summer between her junior and senior year. After finishing her bachelor of arts degree in psychology, she took a position in IT staffing. Just over a year later, she accepted the position in the Office of Admission as an admission counselor.
What is your favorite place on campus?
Alumni Hall. I love how modern it is and how it really gives campus that cutting-edge feel. I enjoy spending time over there and think it’s a great spot for students to study, have group meetings, and just hang out and relax.
What do you like best about Indianapolis?
I love how it’s a big city with a small town feel. From the restaurants to the concerts to all of the different sporting events going on here, it’s hard to be bored.
Who would you rather have for a roommate—a zombie, a vampire, a gremlin, or bigfoot?
Where would you most like to visit?
I have only been to Europe once, which included stops in France and Spain. I would love to go back and explore other countries, particularly Greece, Italy, and England.
What is a favorite memory of your time at Marian University?
The first time I helped out on a SOAR day as an intern a couple years ago. Everybody kept asking me if I knew where I was going and if I needed help with anything because they thought I was an incoming student. It took about 10 people asking me and making my own nametag for everyone to realize that I was there as an employee rather than a student.
What advice would you offer to incoming freshmen?
I would strongly encourage incoming freshman to get involved with as many different things on campus as possible. This is the best way to meet new people (faculty, staff, and students) on campus and is a great way to help you network and build your resume when looking for internships and jobs in the future.
What is one question that every student should ask during the college search?
“What are my college ‘must haves’?” I would suggest coming up with a few things that are especially important to you and building your college search around those. These can be anything! Specific academic programs, extracurricular and service opportunities, athletics, location, size, dining options, school colors, etc. Figure out what matters to you and what will make you feel at home during your time at school.
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