Student Stories

 

nikki, business administrationNIKKI WEITZEIL

Business Administration, '16

"Many professors had an open door policy where you could receive one-on-one instruction.  The professors go above and beyond expectations by creating trust with their students.  I felt encouraged, heard, safe, cared for, and important."   


WHY WEBER?


I decided to attend Weber State because it was affordable with tuition costs and close to home.  I was able to live with my parents, work full-time, and pursue college without a housing expense or any student loans.


WHY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION?


The decision to attend the Goddard School of Business was twofold.  First, my work experience provided many years of industry familiarity which I found intriguing and a desire to learn more.  Second, my employer at the time encouraged a business degree as it would open a variety of areas to find success. 


ACTIVITIES AT WEBER?


I became a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma which is an international business honor society.  At our induction ceremony, I was given the privilege to be a keynote speaker.  This was a HUGE step out of my comfort zone.  Through preparing and speaking I was able to find confidence in myself and grow to become more comfortable speaking to large groups of people. 


INCREDIBLE ACCESS


I have so many wonderful experiences before, during, and after obtaining my degree with the faculty and staff at WSU. 

When I was considering WSU I met with an academic advisor who was supportive and very knowledgeable.  With their assistance, mapping out my goals and graduation date was seamless. 

Many professors had an open door policy where you could receive one-on-one instruction.  The professors go above and beyond expectations by creating trust with their students.  I felt encouraged, heard, safe, cared for, and important. 

To this day I could reach out to one of my past professors or faculty members and receive the same treatment, concern, and care as if I were currently enrolled. 


ADVICE


My advice for incoming students would be:

  • Take full advantage of the academic advising services.  Meet with your academic advisor at least once annually through your time at WSU. 
  • Networking is critical in today’s world – it is imperative to get to know your professors and classmates.
  • Take advantage of the ample amount of free services provided, including the tutoring services.    
  • Group projects can be a pain, but embrace differences in group members.  You can always learn something positive or negative from every group project.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?


Currently, Nikki works at Hill AFB as a Logistics Management Specialist.  She is also considering beginning the MBA program at Weber State University in 2018.

"The Goddard School has provided me the opportunity to bring about many individual talents and skills I was not aware of or did not possess prior to attending college.  I have become more comfortable with public speaking, enhancing leadership skills, and participating in class.  These skills have carried over into my day-to-day relations within the workplace and have provided me opportunities for advancement within my career."