Each summer, students have the opportunity to do professor–student research to discover or design solutions. Junior engineering major Quentin Frederick shares about his experience helping create IdaBot, NNU’s autonomous robot that can perform time-intensive farm tasks.
Some majors are more open-ended than others; but fear not, there is a place in the job market for you! We've put together a list of five open-ended majors, and delved into some of the potential career paths you could follow for each of them.
“Idahoans take great pride in our state, and I wanted to captivate our pride through my Sawtooth Snapback Design,” said senior graphic design major Alex Kildow. Alex combined her love of art and the outdoors to create a location-inspired design that has sold over fifty hats.
Having already interned through five different organizations (UBS Wealth Management, World Relief Boise, The Idaho Republican Party, Teneo Holdings and the Office of Senator Mike Crapo), Kelsey Koberg, a senior double major in business and communication, has a lot of experience with opportunity and advice on how to take advantage of it.
When we think of professor-student research collaboration, the humanities usually are not the first subjects to come to mind; however, just this last year, professor-student research in the humanities reached print. An NNU English professor and undergraduate student’s research project eventually led to the writing and publication of “Literary Catholicity: an Alternate Reading of Influence in the Work of C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton.”
Computer science major Devon Ellis (’15) found some unique experiential opportunities through both what AND whom he knew. The quality of his education at NNU and the outstanding alumni networking he had access to have given him a foundation for success.
NNU’s concurrent credit program is “a bridge to college,” explains Matthew Fraley, language and cultural studies concurrent credit advisor and instructor. “No matter what institution students attend—NNU or not—they will be prepared.”
Three NNU academic support faculty share their advice to help students navigate the challenges of the demanding college schedule. Here are their six top tips and CASA services that you should be taking advantage of.
The answer is "yes," but that doesn't mean it's time to panic. Current college students give insight into the college experience: they explain why college is harder than high school, and what they do to make it easier.
For mass communication major Vlad Imakaev, the pursuit of a dream led him to the United States from his home country of Ukraine. Vlad believes that by attending Northwest Nazarene University and studying with the NNU Film School he can one day accomplish his goal of converting his novels into films.
As the semester begins winding down, you’ve already started having that sinking feeling that dead week, the week before finals when countless projects and papers are all due at once, lies just beyond the horizon. Or perhaps you are only now realizing how little time is left before Christmas break, in which case I welcome you to the party and invite you to read this article to sufficiently prepare.
This summer, Northwest Nazarene University sent out four teams to foreign countries in an effort to make a difference and exemplify what it means to serve. Groups of students traveled to Haiti, Colombia, Poland and Argentina.
On July 15, Heather Skovgard was named the 2016 Miss Rodeo Idaho at the centennial celebration of the Snake River Stampede. While being Miss Rodeo Idaho will be an intense task in and of itself, Heather is also entering her fourth and final year at NNU. She plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in May 2016.
Northwest Nazarene University does not just seek to educate future engineers; their goal is to equip students to make a difference in the world. Part of the graduation requirement for students in the Department of Engineering is to design a senior project. These projects are usually connected to a larger competition, organization or company, which gives the students the opportunity to design solutions for real business or social issues.
Read about how seniors Nathan Knox and Miles Wilson moved one step closer to achieving their dreams of working in the music industry by studying in a select, semester-long program which provided incredible experiences, contacts and lessons.
After a semester studying abroad in Costa Rica, sophomore communications science and Spanish double major Michael Reimer recalls the “main highlight was being able to join in the rhythm of life and really connect with my host family, the people, and their culture.”
College is hard enough when you attend every class and have immediate access to a supportive community of professors and students. Try taking those classes on a different continent from your classmates and you’ve got a whole new set of challenges. Find out how graphic design student Sacha Johnston survived a 10,000-mile separation from her NNU family.
Jane Zhang, a junior business administration and global business double major from a small town in China, says "my dear friend professor Kathy Burns....is one of the very special people that showed me how wonderful this community is and how God works in each person's life."
NNU is thrilled to reintroduce it's Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction as a fully online program with an innovative support model and a new focus on global education. The new M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation combines all the things students have loved about the program with enhancements that make it more accessible and challenging than ever before.
5 tips from experienced students who are not just surviving but having the times of their lives.
Alumnus Andrew Olsen learned that the substance of his degree mattered much more than its title in his grad school pursuits. Access to faculty and unique real-world experiences have put him on a path to success in his field, wildlife biology.
NNU MBA alumna Yuliya Yatsyshina came to NNU from Kazakhstan. She found her course work to be challenging but accessible thanks to the outstanding faculty who stretched but also supported her.
While completing an APP program online as a busy wife and mom has not been easy, Heather Urich knows the investment will reap huge dividends in her ministry.
In the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and physics, 11 Northwest Nazarene University professors guided 36 students through a summer of research this last June, July and August. One of those projects involved the battle against MRSA (pronounced Mursa)–the super bacteria.
When Linnea is not donning her scrubs and listening to heart beats, she plays for the Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders, a team that recently clinched the conference title of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and now begins the fight for a national championship as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA West Regional tournament.