Sergio Torres, from Newell, Iowa, is studying financial counseling and planning to one day become a financial counselor.
Jill Vanderhoof, from Villisca, Iowa, is studying family and consumer science education and studies to be a high school FCEDs teacher.
“You have to experience something before you decide whether or not you like it.”
“Through MAO I found the importance of serving my community. Now, I found a career that lets me do that every day.”
“I’ve appreciated getting feedback, and the opportunity to change my teaching methods to be better.”
“I just want to be able to help people – financials are a big part of someone’s life.”
Kaitlyn Varner, from Northwood, Iowa, is studying family and consumer science education and studies to one day become an FCS teacher.
“Find your focus area sooner, so you know where to focus your classes.”
“It looks from birth to death. I’m not limited to K-12. I can work in everything from a summer camp to a nursing home.”
“Grad school is just as much about connecting with professors as it is about the program.”
“I will get my Ph.D. and become a nursing professor specializing in gerontology.”
“I want to continue my research and use my theories to help women have more fulfilling dating relationships.”
Linnea Stephens, from Urbandale, Iowa, is studying child, adult, and family services to one day work as a mental health counselor.
“Everyone seems to want to go into academia but that’s not me; so I tailor my classes, thesis, dissertation to where I want to go.”
“Not only do I feel well educated in my career path, but also in worldly skills such as public speaking, writing, time management, and team work.”
Britta Becker, from Swaledale, Iowa, is studying family and consumer science education and studies to teach high school students life skills.
Rachel Wonderlich is a senior studying child, adult, and family services from Ollie.
“I never thought about how real people wrote the research articles we read in class; once I did, I knew I wanted to be one of them.”
“If someone wants to study in America, or any country, keep an open mind; as long as you are passionate and active, people will love you.”
Hardeep Obhi, from San Jose, California, is a doctoral student studying gerontology to one day work as a researcher.
“I hope to provide my future students what my professors were able to provide for me.”
"When it came to time to look at programs, I saw a Ph.D. in human development and family sciences would let me combine my interests in research, social work and psychology."
“I treat my education like a job. What I do in school, is what I would do for a job.”
Randie D. Camp, from Ames, Iowa, is a doctoral student studying human development and family studies to become a tenure-track faculty member.
Sarah Elm, from Williams, Iowa, is studying elementary education to one day work as a teacher and school board member.
“Your job is to work yourself out of a job. You want to make their lives better so that they don’t need you.”
Rachel Wolf, from Cedar Falls, Iowa, is studying family and consumer science education to one day teach junior high students life skills.