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Name: Amanda Munch,'07
Hometown: Beltrami, MN
Interview spring 2007 by Communications Student Intern Maretta Peterson, '07, communication major
What are you driven to discover in your major?
How do I write a press release? How do I write a crisis-communication plan?
What have you learned that surprised you most so far?
The networking skills that I have acquired through UMC will help when I enter my career.
What drives you to study this field?
People. Working with people; the relationships.
What career goals do you have?
I want to make sales for a company so they benefit from that.
Tell me why you chose the U of M, Crookston:
I came because of the people here. It was comfortable and friendly. I enjoyed the atmosphere and my major brought me here. Scholarships.
Describe what you like best about the U of M, Crookston:
I really like my classes. I like the people.
Describe your interaction with the faculty and staff on campus:
My advisor is willing to help me with any questions I have about my schooling. My instructors are always willing to work to answer any of the questions I may have.
Describe what you like best about your classes:
Instructors, classmates and discussions. For example, we made a crisis-communication plan that I can use in my job. We made a brochure in another class that gave me skills that I will use over and over again.
Describe what has been the most challenging for you as you pursue your educational career:
Narrowing down my field.
Why would you recommend that others attend the U of M, Crookston?
Because we are driven to discover.