Galesburg, IL
Journalism and Mass Communication, Enterprise Leadership

An Interview with Lyric...

What advice would you share with a new student about their first year at the University of Iowa?

Don't be hesitant to apply for or take on opportunities. You have the advantage of being a first year student in many organizations because they want long-term members. I have met the majority of my friends and closest colleagues through my affiliations. It is a GREAT way to learn about yourself, your peers, and the ins and outs of the University. 

If you could go back in time, what might you have done differently in your first year at the University of Iowa?

I would have worked harder to make friends on my floor outside of the initial group. I love the friendships that I continue to have from the first girls that I talked to on my floor but I always wonder how many other great relationships I missed out on because I decided to stay in the group.

How would you define a “successful student” at the University of Iowa?

A successful student is someone who is working to better the quality of life for all UI fans, students, and staff. They are working towards leaving a legacy for future Hawkeyes, while also paying attention to self-care.