North Central College - Naperville, IL
English Studies major

It didn’t take long for Troy to realize that a North Central education involves much more than simply attending class. The English studies major started writing for the College’s student newspaper during his freshman year, and additional opportunities poured in from his advisors and professors week after week.

“My email inbox is often crowded with notifications (about internships),” he says. “If you’re looking for opportunities to get real-world experience for a future career, you’ll find them here.”

Troy would like to write for a major newspaper, magazine or website after he graduates. North Central’s emphasis on out-of-the-classroom experiences will serve him well when it’s time to apply for jobs.

“We’re encouraged to participate in a wide variety of study abroad programs, and there are countless clubs and organizations available to students on campus,” he says.

Running on the Cardinals’ cross country and track teams hasn’t slowed Troy down at all when it comes to schoolwork or other activities.

“I never feel like athletics inhibit academics or vice versa,” he says.