What makes working at UW Bothell rewarding?
Watching students work hard to achieve their educational goals is by far the most rewarding aspect of my job. I am a firm believer in the power of an education, so having a part in the lives of people who are striving to achieve their goals and in the process are breaking down personal, economic, gender, race and/or disability barriers is an unbelievably gratifying experience. As a former UW Bothell student and a student who had to overcome several of these barriers to complete my degree, I can say with confidence that the education I earned at UW Bothell has made me a more well-rounded individual, able to apply critical thinking skills to every aspect of my life.
What is the best advice you can give a new student?
Take advantage of the resources available to you! Whether this means participating in class discussions made possible by the smaller class sizes at UW Bothell, visiting our Career Center, or joining or establishing a Student Organization, I encourage all students to explore their extra-curricular options. We offer our students countless opportunities to engage in their communities and grow their knowledge, hands-on experience and resumes. While earning a degree from UW Bothell is an enormous achievement in and of itself, it is up to students to make the most of their time here and ensure that they are adequately preparing themselves for life after college.
What do you consider the main attraction at UW Bothell?
Though UW Bothell offers several features that I consider particularly beneficial for students, I believe that our small student population makes them all possible. Small class sizes guarantee an interactive classroom experience and unprecedented access to instructors and their office hours. Fewer students also means easy access to amenities including IT services and equipment, the Career Center, the library, scholarships, the Writing Center, Student Life and student organizations, and the activities field.
People are usually right in what they affirm and wrong in what they deny. Richard Neibuhr