“IUP provides you with all the resources that you need to
develop into a professional and self-sufficient human being. Eberly has a rigorous curriculum, which can
give you the knowledge to succeed in a career of your choosing. This is an environment where output is
directly related to input. What you take away from the experience is truly up
I attended high school in a small town near Annapolis, MD on
the eastern shore. I heard about IUP
from my uncle who is an IUP alumnus.
I had a hard time choosing a major and eventually decided I
wanted to be in the business college, simply because it seemed to be one of the
strongest programs the school had to offer.
I chose accounting as a major because I enjoy working with numbers. Over the course of my time at IUP, I have had
a great experience, striking the appropriate balance between work and fun. I think I have taken advantage of a lot of
what IUP has to offer.
As far as my principles are concerned, I have always placed
a high value on integrity and work ethic.
I think my grades reflect these beliefs.
I have achieved academic success, but it was by no means easy. I appreciate the challenges, both education
and time constraints that IUP has exposed me to.
I have been a player on the Men’s Rugby Team since the Fall
of 2012. I was voted team captain in the
Spring of 2013. This activity has
benefited me in a variety of ways. I work
very hard on my schoolwork and playing a sport provided a great stress reliever. I had to learn time management skills to be
able to attend all practices and continue my academic success.
I think my participation benefited the team. We practice five days a week and have a coach
present two of those days. The other
three days the captain also acts as a coach.
As captain, I believe I was able to teach discipline and provide an
appropriate standard of what is expected from a teammate and an individual. I implemented a strict practice attendance
policy and also stressed the importance of attending class. I did not stop my expectations by simply
showing up. I tried to convey to players
the importance of hard work and the benefits it provides, even if one of those
benefits is not instant gratification.
My overall experience as a student at IUP and ECOBIT has
been a pleasant journey that has allowed me to grow over my years here.