Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Why I Love NAU: A Student Perspective

Julius Young is a senior from San Diego, California, majoring in  Journalism, with a minor in Advertising.  

NAU has given me some of the best college and life experiences to date.  I came to the university as a track and field athlete in 2008. After running my first year, I battled a lingering hamstring injury, which ultimately forced me into making a decision of whether to continue running or to hang up my spikes. I decided that my education was far more important to me and the consensus was that I needed to direct my attention towards the initial task of my degree. After spending 2 years as a business management major, I decided that for the time the business route wasn’t for me, though I still plan on earning my master’s degree in management. I’ve always had a passion for writing and being creative, so I decided to change my major to Journalism and minor in Advertising. Upon doing so, I quickly realized that this was my calling. 

In my third year, I served as president of Black Student Union, which proved to be vital to my development as a student leader. The communication building has been pivotal to my success as a communication student. Regardless of your major, the structure and criterion of being a communications major challenges you to do more than you believe you can. This building has everything a student needs to be successful in this field. Radio station, television studio, visual and graphic design labs with the latest professional software, and photography labs are just a few of the tools at your disposal. Coming to NAU was the best decision I have ever made. The atmosphere coupled with the relationships I have formed with my peers and professors are some of the best and NAU is a rising institution that should not go overlooked.

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