Stacey Cox (transfer student), Bachelor of Science in Accounting
I chose Friends University after speaking with my advisor, Nichole Pendleton. During our first meeting, I saw the excitement and passion she had for both accounting and her students, which was very important to me because I wanted to be taught by someone who loved what they were doing. Another reason I choose Friends University was because it offered smaller class sizes, which I was used to since I was coming from a smaller community college. Another reason I chose Friends was because of the student to teacher ratio. I have had a much better learning experience by being able to talk with my professors on a personal level, which has been possible because of this small ratio. Friends University also has a great community, which is comprised of both students and faculty. Every professor I have encountered has been a positive influence, and I am so happy that I chose to attend Friends University!
One area that I found extremely helpful was the Career Center. The staff is very knowledgeable, and very willing to help you prepare for that big interview. They also helped proof-read my resume and cover letter, which I used to submit to my current employer. I feel that this area of the University is very important in helping prepare students for the workforce, and they have been very proactive getting students engaged in the business world.
For me, Friends University has been the best investment I have made in my education. The personal growth I have seen in my time spent at Friends is astonishing. I have overcome challenges and obstacles that I would not have been able to if I had not attended Friends University. The community that surrounds this school is something I will never forget, and the relationships that have been built during my attendance here will last a lifetime.