An Interview with Kelsey...
How would you define a “successful student” at the University of Iowa?
I would define a successful student at the University of Iowa as a person who is successfully balancing all aspects of their life. This not only includes their academics but their campus involvement, social lives, and personal wellbeing as well.
How did you decide on your major?
I am involved in a lot of student organizations here at the University. I am part of the Greek chapter, Chi Omega, and have held the position of Campus Activities Board Director. In addition, I am on the Homecoming Executive Council as the Fraternity and Sorority Life Director. Furthermore, I am a part of Dance Marathon Leadership and have been a Family Representative, an Event Committee Member, and am now a Morale Captain Assistant.
How is college academics different than high school?
College academics are different than high school because you are more on your own with your schedule and how much work and effort you put into your classes. You really have to be on yourself to get your work done because there is no longer someone there to constantly remind you of what you should be doing. Oftentimes, you have to your own teacher to learn the information and it requires much more organization and time management than high school did.