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Name: Amy Schwartz
Major: Senior in Agronomy and Agricultural Business
Hometown: Monticello, MN
On Campus Involvement:
Women's Golf, Crops Judging Team, Agronomy Club, Student Representative of the U of M Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, Student Athletic Advisory Committee
Interview spring 2007 by Communications Student Intern Maretta Peterson, '07, communication major
1. Why did you choose the U of M, Crookston?
I chose UMC because I love the small atmosphere and the chance to play golf on the women's team.
2. Describe what you like best about the U of M, Crookston.
I love the class sizes and the relationships that I've developed with advisors.
3. Describe your interaction with the faculty and staff on campus.
I have a lot of interaction with faculty and staff on this campus in that I maintain close relationships with my advisors and I'm involved in several committees. I serve on three search committees for the hiring of future UMC faculty. I'm the student representative for the Northwest Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership Board. I am one of the Student Coordinators for the student organization NACTA (North American College Teachers of Agriculture). There have also been many other events and activities where I've had the pleasure of working with faculty at UMC.
4. Describe what you like best about your classes.
I like that the class sizes are small and there is more student-faculty interaction.
5. Describe what has been the most challenging for you as you pursue your educational career.
The most challenging thing is finding TIME! Because I'm so active in school and with many activities and organizations as well as UMC Women's Golf (by the way I'm the Captain), I find it really hard to find time for everything I want to be involved in.
6. Why would you recommend that others attend the U of M, Crookston?
It's a great school for getting experience in leadership positions because it's so small. It's also a great school with great education programs and a place that can provide you lasting friendships with people who share similar interests with you.
7. What career goals do you have?
I would like to work for an agricultural distribution center for a few years and then start my own business to provide crop consulting and risk-management marketing.