North Central College - Naperville, IL
Applied Mathematics major

Alicia’s math skills have improved exponentially during her time at North Central College. Maybe it’s because the applied mathematics major involves learning both inside and outside the classroom.

“The department has an excellent rapport with Chicagoland businesses, and the College has opened many doors for me in terms of internships,” Alicia says. “It’s important to get experience outside the classroom, and North Central has helped me explore internship routes I wouldn’t necessarily have considered on my own.”

Alicia transferred to North Central after two years of college in New York. She’s also majoring in actuarial science.

“It was important for me to find a welcoming atmosphere without sacrificing educational and extracurricular opportunities,” she says. “North Central was the perfect fit. It has a reputation for producing educated, well-rounded individuals, and the faculty and staff help every step of the way.

“The curriculum ensures I’m not only strong in math, but that I’m also a strong leader, a strong communicator and a well-rounded person.”