Short Articles Written by Wildcats

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Switching Your Major: It's Not As Scary As You Think

Switching Your Major: It's Not As Scary As You Think

As a freshman, I thought I knew what I wanted to study. But what happens when you start to question if what you're studying is right for you? Switching my major was the best decision I have made, and I'm a much happier and involved student because of it.

Written by Mia Hickey, Public Relations major from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Staying In Marquette For College Changed My Life, Lauren Rotundo

Staying In Marquette For College Changed My Life

This is my story on how I got out of my "Marquette" comfort zone, got involved with the NMU community (not just with my high school friends), and ended up having a college experience I will never forget.

Written by Lauren Rotundo, BS in Public Relations '21 Alumna from Marquette, Michigan

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10 Things To Know (And To Think About) From A Faculty Member's Perspective

10 Things To Know (And To Think About) From A Faculty Member's Perspective

Having been involved in higher education over the past 40+ years, here's what students should be focused on when starting (and working towards completion of) their degree program.

Written by Dr. Gary Brunswick, '81 & '84 Alumnus and current Professor of Business at NMU from Iron River, Michigan

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The Truth About Having a Roommate In College

The Truth About Having A Roommate In College

I knew once I found my roommate I would instantly have a best friend to do everything with. But what I didn't expect to happen from this new friendship left me with a few regrets during my first few years at NMU.

Written by Megan Van Camp, Public Relations major from De Pere, Wisconsin

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An Introvert's Guide To Making Friends In College

An Introvert's Guide To Making Friends In College

I'm a self-proclaimed introvert and this is my story on how I made friends in college. I hope for you to use it as an example rather than a template for how you can find your place at NMU and meet amazing people.

Written by Dallas St. Onge, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences major from Clawson, Michigan

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Learning From My Successes And Failures At NMU

Learning From My Successes and Stumbles At NMU

I found myself making many blunders upon my arrival to campus. But, occasionally, I found successes from unexpected sources. Join me for the next few moments as we take a brief dive into those successes and failures. 

Written by Brady C. Rudh, Fisheries and Wildlife Management major from Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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It's OK Not To Know - Thinking Beyond Your Major

It's OK Not To Know - Thinking Beyond Your Major

Entering college undeclared - or, let's be honest, entering junior year undeclared - can be stressful, but it is also an opportunity to find your calling.

Written by Alicia McCauley, '08 Alumna and current Press Secretary at the New York City Commission on Human Rights from Marinette, Wisconsin

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From Intimidated To Involved: How I Revolutionized My College Experience

From Intimidated To Involved: How I Revolutionized My College Experience

Showing you the truths about getting involved on campus and combating the initial intimidation that freshmen face in a new environment. 

Written by Mackenzie Meyer, Secondary Education major from Grand Rapids, Michigan

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3 Questions To Ask Your Campus Tour Guide

3 Questions To Ask Your Campus Tour Guide

Visiting a college campus is one of the best indicators to help you find your home away from home. Here are 3 simple questions you can ask during your visit to ensure you’ve truly found the college for you.

Written by Brianna Sartin, Marketing major from Marlette, Michigan

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Josie Hodges, NMU student

How I Landed My On-Campus Dream Job

You might know me from some of the YouTube videos I created for NMU. This is how I combined my passion for creativity with resources available on campus to land my dream job as a college student.

Written by Josie Hodges, Public Relations major from Plymouth, Michigan

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3 Ways Career Services Gives You An Extreme Advantage

3 Ways Career Services Gives You An Extreme Advantage

It took me six years to graduate and I didn’t get any job I applied for when I was graduating. Looking back, there is one free service that I should have taken advantage of.

Written by Grant Langdon, '10 Alumnus and current Asst. Director of Career Services from Edgar, Wisconsin

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Brooke Burlingame

College Wasn't For Me... Then I Got A Master's Degree

I am the first one in my family to pursue a 4-year degree and, let me tell you, this definitely came with its challenges.

Written by Brooke Burlingame, BS in Public Relations '17; MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs '20 Alumna from Davenport, Iowa

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How Do I Know I'm Making The "Right" College Choice?

How Do I Know I'm Making The "Right" College Choice?

Have you spent hours scouring the internet for information, worrying that you’ll never find the “perfect” college? In this article, I help you prioritize yourself in your college search.

Written by Alyssa Lambert, '17 Alumna and current NMU Admissions Counselor from Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

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The Question I Got Asked At Every Interview

The Question I Got Asked At Every Job Interview

I have 4 degrees from 3 different schools, one of which grants me the right and privilege to be addressed as “Dr. Perera”, yet every time I've interviewed for a job the first question I get is “Northern Michigan University, huh?

Written by Dr. Fabiana Sofia Perera, NMU Alumna '05 from Caracas, Venezuela

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Undeclared? Here Are 5 Tips For Selecting A College Major

Undeclared? 5 Tips For Selecting A College Major

Do you feel like fellow students seem to have a solid career plan and are plugging away at their major courses? Here's a list of tips for students currently without a major or for those who are not sure they are in the "right" major.

Written by Jennifer Forshey, Coordinator of NMU Academic Support Services from South Haven, Michi...

Wildcat Stories & Testimonials

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Jitte portrait on campus

Jitte Okagbare

Special Education major from Canton, Michigan

"I am involved in the Black Student Union and it has been the most amazing experience. Through this organization, I was able to find my voice and fight for my community on and off-campus."

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Claire Hohman

International Studies and French double major from Skandia, Michigan

"I went to my first French Club meeting and we shared a night of great conversation, microwaveable popcorn, and we watched a short French film. From that moment on, I knew that French was the right path for me."

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Keshawn Howard

Criminal Justice/Political Science Alumnus ('21) from Rochester, New York

"To 'beNorthern' means to be distinctly different. Different in the aspect that you are in a pretty remote location for a lot of students and you are presented with ample opportunities and experiences. Throughout these experiences, you are allowed to choose your 'destiny' in a sense. It’s very beautiful."

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Kobe Manzo

Multimedia Journalism major from Lake Orion, Michigan

"I decided to come to NMU because it gave me an opportunity to play sports at the college level and pursue a degree in what I love."

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Dallas St.Onge

Dallas St. Onge

Speech Language and Hearing Sciences major from Clawson, Michigan

"My program is small, which has led to the creation of lifelong friendships with those in my cohort. I would not have had the experiences I have had thus far if I went to a large institution."

Videos produced by Wildcats

Wildcat Den MUKBANG 🌮🍟 NMU Students Answer Frequently Asked Questions

Current Northern Michigan University students Brianna Sartin and Megan Van Camp answer frequently asked questions while enjoying some of the most popular foods from NMU's on-campus Wildcat Den restaurant.

Meet TikTok Star And Cosmetology Student Lucy Seitz

"Recently, I've been making TikToks about what my cosmetology class is like here at NMU, sharing with the viewers what I do during the day. It’s been so much fun connecting with other people from all over the U.S." - Lucy Seitz, a cosmetology student from Newberry, Michigan

Day In The Life Of A Master Of Business Administration (MBA) Student

Andrew Olson takes you through a typical day in his life as a graduate student in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at NMU.

Top 10 Places To Visit In Marquette, Michigan 😼

How many have you visited? This video was produced by current NMU student Kenzy Platt of Stillwater, Minnesota. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for new videos uploaded weekly!

NMU Dorm Tour | Housing at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University freshman Josie Hodges shows different ways to configure your room and walks through the laundry, kitchen and study areas in the on-campus residence halls.

Things To Do In Marquette That Are ✨ Not ✨ Outside

Sure, we LOVE our great outdoors... But did you know about all there is to explore inside at Northern? This video was produced by current NMU sophomore Kenzy Platt of Stillwater, Minnesota.

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