Iowa Wesleyan Music Department to Present Annual Variety Show Mount Pleasant, IA – February 6, 2023 — The Iowa Wesleyan…
“I had a great experience at Iowa Wesleyan. I was guided toward an amazing internship that allowed me to apply what I was learning in the classroom to real world circumstances while gaining real world work experience. My Service Learning project allowed me to branch out in the local community and sharpen my networking skills, an invaluable experience with how important networking is in the job market post college.”
“It’s safe to say that I underestimated the power of reading to change a student’s academic outcome until I took Primary Literacy. It was in Primary Lit that I developed a passion for reading and acquired the belief that all students can learn to read . Through that class and others like Remedial and Diagnostic Reading, I had the knowledge and skills to help me successfully complete my Reading Practicum and make it a positive growing experience. My goal is to obtain a position as a reading specialist or as an educator in a general education classroom. I feel confident that I can provide quality reading instruction in both of those positions.”
“The classes I took at IW helped prepare me for my career. I never wanted to stop learning and I wanted to find ways to develop myself as a professional. That led to many different opportunities that I took advantage of.” Matt’s Favorite Memory of Iowa Wesleyan: “Meeting my wife on campus my senior year, and in the same year I was offered a position here at IW in Student Development.”
Assistant Dean of Student & Director of Leadership & Engagement, University of Iowa
“Prior to graduating my senior year, I was fortunate to spend time in the IW Admissions Office as an admission counselor intern. It is because of that experience I was able to seamlessly transfer into my first full-time job as an admission counselor at Coe College. The intern experience springboarded my career into higher education. Additionally, the student affairs professionals who I had while a student at IW were vital to me wanting to pursue a career in the field.” Jamarco’s Favorite Memory of Iowa Wesleyan: “My favorite IW memory would have been walking across the stage and receiving my degree. I was the first in my family to graduate and that opportunity has allowed me to break a longstanding trend of generational poverty. IW has allowed me to create a bright future for myself and my family.”
“I would recommend Iowa Wesleyan to students who want professors that care about them and want to see them succeed outside of the classroom. Iowa Wesleyan helped me by preparing me for what the real world is like. The professors at Iowa Wesleyan are willing to push people to get 100 percent from them and will go out of their way to help students who are struggling. “
“I loved the psychology program at Iowa Wesleyan! It really prepared me for graduate school through the psychology content, as well as those skills of writing academic papers. The smaller classes allowed my teachers to get to know me and really provide individualized learning and feedback! I utilize this knowledge on a daily basis in my career as a school psychologist from my knowledge of child development to writing evaluation reports!”
The music program at Iowa Wesleyan has provided me with so many opportunities. Some of these include pursuing and deepening my passion for performing, and also strengthening my ability as a leader. It has given me a newfound respect for my field and myself, and has led me to friendships that will last for the rest of my life.
Choosing Human Services as my major was one of the best decisions I ever made. This major led me down the right path to find my dream career. I thrive on helping others and, in this field, I have the opportunity to change someone’s life.