Kearney, NE
University of Nebraska at Kearney


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Amy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have to start out by telling myself to learn to manage my time just a little bit better. The staying up late and pros...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have to start out by telling myself to learn to manage my time just a little bit better. The staying up late and proscrastinating is something that going into the graphic design business you just can't do. I would like to tell myself to have a better financial plan too. I never saved the way that I should have, I would definitely go back and tell myself not to waste my money on the little things I thought I needed but never really did. That would have saved me a lot of stress this time around. The next thing I would do, would be to tell myself that it's ok to let go of some of the friends from high school that never really got you anywhere and embrace the new friends that you'll meet in college. Don't be afraid to meet new people because you never know, one day, you could be working for them, or they could get you the dream job you're trying to achieve. Mostly I'd want me to just relax about life a little more and know that everything was going to go great later on.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I would have known how much timing meals just right to make sure I get my moneys worth of meals in for the week would really take. It seems easy to just go get the food and not lose that transfer, but in reality, you get so busy, it's hard to keep up some days.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about the great art department that I am fortunate to have while attending here. The professors and how they're so talented with what they do and it keeps things interested and I feel great to know I am being taught by people who are blessed with such a gift.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

During high school I was painfully introverted; if I walked out into the world with this perspective on life I doubt I would ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

During high school I was painfully introverted; if I walked out into the world with this perspective on life I doubt I would have made anything of myself. Throughout college I’ve come to understand people better. Not through psychology classes, but from the structure of the classrooms in all subjects. As I took classes I found that a majority of teachers respond to students in a pleasant manor. Teachers seemed excited that they were there, reveling in the thought of sharing their own knowledge with a passion that inspires intrigue. Students were for the most part pleasant, not conniving and prone to exclusion of others. The college experience forces people to act kindly. It might have something to do with the wish not to feel excluded themselves; they only interact with each other a few hours a week and want to be liked. In any case seeing that college students were not as negative as high school children I really came out of my shell. I have become more open to others and have made many friends because of it. I feel more alive because I am a social being now who can still respect the value of solitude.

Rachel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has provided me with many opportunities that I would not have had at a larger college. ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has provided me with many opportunities that I would not have had at a larger college. I was able to study abroad at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands through an exchange program at Kearney. The small size of Kearney allows professors to get to know me better which, in turn, enabled me to build a portfolio that made it possible for me to get into an art school overseas. The opportunity of studying abroad has made me a more independent person and has given me a life experience that I will continue to draw from after graduation. Having this experience as part of my resume and having the support of the professors at Kearney will be helpful when I start applying to graduate schools next year. The University of Nebraska at Kearney truly wants to see students succeed.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about the University of Nebraska at Kearney is its size. It is large enough to have a diverse number of opportunities for its students, but not so large that one can get lost in the numbers. Professors know you personally and want to see you suceed. The campus is more friendly as most students know each other; it is surprising how many people you run across when walking to class that you know or you have taken classes with.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is not the place for someone who needs to be in a large city. While Kearney is a large enough city to meet most people's needs, it can seem like one is out in the middle of nowhere. The campus is contained within itself, so there are no city streets running through it. This gives it a rural feel, which would not be appropriate for someone who thrives on the bustle of a large city.

Michelle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Hello my name is Michelle Sequeira,and I attend Diablo Valley College(DVC).Its a community college that has done wonders for ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Hello my name is Michelle Sequeira,and I attend Diablo Valley College(DVC).Its a community college that has done wonders for me.I love it ,I love the teachers there I admire them the way they teach with such passion and that to me does it all!.My school has open me to tons of experience such as the knowlegde I get ,the new people I come across on a daily basis the staff that help with everything trying to make everything as easy for you as they can.The value of attending such a great college is the education you recieve,the option of choosing and making mistakes and no one judging you.A staff that really just wants to help you find what it is you want to become or do ,also the people you meet because its a little taste of the real world you learn to become a well rounded person which is very valuable.When I first attended college my state of mind was that this is not for me that they are setting me up to fail and I was wrong!.I am here loving it ready to become some one in life.

Tyler
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has been awesome so far. I am a transfer student from Otero Junior College in La Junta,...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has been awesome so far. I am a transfer student from Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado. I find that UNK is similar to the small town aspect but a big enough town for me to have a ton of fun. I love that Kearney is still considered an Aggricultural town in Nebraska. I think it is the best fit for me because it is not to big and not to small.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My college experience has been a lot of fun. Being an athlete has its perks but I wouldn't go to college any differently. I feel that athletics keeps me focused on school work and keeps me in the classroom. I first started attending college at a junior college in Colorado. The junior college helped me so much with getting a feel for college and knocking out numerous general studies credits. Transfering to UNK has been great. I have been able to jump right into my upper level courses and am looking forward to receiving my Bachelors degree. It is tough right now because I am in a degree that requires a lot of work and time. But I feel confident that I will be successful in getting a degree in Construction Managment. I look forward to my time remaining at the University of Nebraska Kearney not only as a student but as a baseball player. I wouldn't do anything differently in the road I have taken to accomplish a proper amount of higher education. College isn't what you see in movies and TV. I Think it is better.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind of person should attend this school. There is so much to offer as far as off-campus events go as well as on campus events. Being an athlete this place is perfect for athletics. I wish I had to ability to be at a Divison 1 NCAA school but I am very happy at UNK. A person who likes being at a school with small classes and interactive professors would fit in at UNK. I like the small town feel and how UNK has treated me so far.

Brianne
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

So far, I have gotten a lot out of my college experience. I have been able to grow and become more independent. I was able to...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

So far, I have gotten a lot out of my college experience. I have been able to grow and become more independent. I was able to learn how to fend for myself and solve problems on my own. Also, I have learned how to get out of my comfort zone and meet new people. When I started at UNK I didn't know anyone and I was able to just sit down at random tables and talk to people because everyone there is so kind. Another way my college experience has affected me is that I have learned a lot about my major in just the few classes that I have taken thus far. I really like all of my classes this past semester. They were very hands on and the professors were open to your ideas and loved when the class actually asked questions and got into a discussion. Overall, my college experience has been excellent. I have made a lot of new friends, gotten a great education, and become a better me.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the size of my school. The campus is spread out a little bit, but its really easy to make it to class on time. Plus, when I walk on campus I will always see a few people I know, which I find really nice. The class sizes are perfect. There is about 20 to 30 students in a class so its big enough for discussions to take place and small enough for the professors to know your name.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I always say that my school is really close knit. Everyone in my residence hall gets along really well and we all hang out on a regular basis unlike some schools where the students don't even know who their neighboors are.

Jamilah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The first thing I recieved from college was a since of responsibility. It was no longer up to my mother to asisst me with sel...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The first thing I recieved from college was a since of responsibility. It was no longer up to my mother to asisst me with selecting courses. It became my sole responsibilty to show up for class to learn the materials to pass. It became my responsibility to reach out to my teachers if I am not grasping the information being taught, outside of class. I have become responsible to pay for my school and pursue a job to be able to afford my tuition. Also, I am responsible to get material and textbooks for courses work. It has been very valuable for me to attend school because I have learned so much information. The general education erquirements allow me to learn material that I never experienced in high school courses or that I may not Know much in. It has been valuable to attend because I know when I graduate I will be able to find a great job in my field of study, that I can not without any college experience. I will have many job fields I can go into with accounting and not be "stuck" in a position and unhappy that I had potential that I wasted.

Brian
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College has been an eye opener for me. College has helped me figure out who I am as a person and decide how I am going to ma...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College has been an eye opener for me. College has helped me figure out who I am as a person and decide how I am going to make a difference in today's society. I have learned that College is not just a place I can go to listen to lectures and meet new friends. However, it is a place that I can go to begin opening doors towards wonderful opportunities. I believe that the knowledge I have and will gain from taking College classes will show others the value that a College education has on your life. You can go places and do things that you would not have been able to do otherwise. A College education is a very valuable tool to have because it shows employers that you are dedicated, responsible, and willing to challenge yourself in many ways in order to be successful. College has provided me with the necessary skills needed in order to face the future and begin planning the rest of my life. Truly understanding the value that College offers students is complex, but helps others become more prepared for what the future holds.

Krista
What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is all the activities there are on and off campus to do. Groups are always putting on fun FREE...

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is all the activities there are on and off campus to do. Groups are always putting on fun FREE stuff for us to do. Businesses from the area come to an event and give away free prizes and interact with the students.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I think that any kind of person can attend this school. We have all kinds of people on campus. Also, they range in ages. I have seen some people taking classes that are in their sixties and others that are only eighteen. There are also many people from different countries that attend the school as well as every state in the United States. There are quite people and very outgoing. It is a very diverse campus where everyone is welcome.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I have gotten a lot out of my college experience. I have decided what I want to do with my life which is huge. I have already gotten some time in a school setting that has really made me realize that teaching special educaiton is what I want to do. I have made some amazing friends and met some really fun people. I have had some great professors that have helped me out a lot with furthering my education. Making friends and having great teachers is valuable because my friends are a great support system and my professors are helping me and pushing me to do the best that I can.

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