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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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The Question I Got Asked At Every Job Interview

The Question I Got Asked At Every Job Interview

I have four degrees from three different schools, one of which grants me the right and privilege to be addressed as “Dr. Perera”, yet every time I have ever interviewed for a job the first question I get asked is “Northern Michigan University, huh?” or sometimes the more elegant “what drew you to Northern Michigan University?” with a heavy emphasis on “Northern.”

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? Here Are 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, 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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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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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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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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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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Learning From My Successes And Stumbles 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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How I Landed My On-Campus Dream Job, Josie Hodges

How I Landed My On-Campus Dream Job

You might know me from some of the YouTube videos I created for Northern Michigan University. This is my story on how I was able to combine 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, MI

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College Wasn't For Me.. Then I Got A Master's Degree, Brooke Burlingame, first generation student

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

I am both a two-time college graduate and a first-generation student. "First-gen" means that 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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Staying In Marquette For College Changed My Life, Lauren Rotundo

Staying In Marquette For College Changed My Life

 I’m originally from Marquette and decided to stay in my hometown to attend college. This is my story on how I got out of my 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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The Truth About Having a College Roommate

The Truth About Having A Roommate In College

If you're anything like me and came to a school where you didn't know anyone, finding a roommate was a challenge. One thing was for certain though, 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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How Do I Know I'm Making "The Right" College Decision? NMU Admissions Counselor Alyssa Lambert

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

Not completely sure how you’re supposed to narrow it down to one college? 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, Multimedia Journalism '17 Alumna and current NMU Admissions Counselor from Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

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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 could have helped me graduate earlier, grow my confidence, and dramatically improve the likelihood of getting the job I applied for at graduation.

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