My Alverno story is a little funny. When I was looking at colleges my mom urged me to look at Alverno because she wanted me to leave college feeling that I could really apply what I had learned and be empowered as a woman. At first I was not sold on Alverno because it was an all girl school and the style of learning was so different; I was not sure if this was the type of college experience I wanted. As I toured more and more colleges Alverno was always in the back of my mind. I found that this is the type of school that helps you not only grow intellectually but as a person. Alverno has given me some amazing leadership opportunities and has helped me see my full potential. I couldn't be happier with my Alverno education!
Alverno’s diverse student body as well as their commitment to a collaborative educational experience has been truly life-changing for me. I have met so many people from different backgrounds. When each of us brings our ideas and personal perspectives to the table the relevance of a global perspective is crystal clear.
Alverno has positively impacted not only me, but my mother and grandmother as well. I am a third generation Alverno student and the knowledge of the strong women it creates has been instilled in me from a very young age.
Alverno has allowed me to develop academically and professionally. I started as a shy freshman right out of high school who could barely give a speech in class, and now I talk in front of crowds of over 200 people for work. The eight abilities I learn in class have allowed me to grow and shine tremendously.
Alverno has given me the power to accomplish anything I set my mind to. After I graduate with a degree in Business Management in May of 2015 I am certain I will have a job that represents everything Alverno has taught me.
Over the past 3 years, I have grown into a young woman who is strong, confident, and brave thanks to Alverno. Through experiences in and outside of the classroom, I've gained sense of self. I can identify my goals and values with an idea of how I'm going to accomplish them. Every day I'm inspired to grow beyond my limits.
As a musician, I have been confronted with competition in many ways. Alverno is a place where I found no competition but myself. I have learned to grow on yesterday’s feedback, learn from the moment, and strive for tomorrow’s potential. Out of all the places in this world where I could have received an education in music therapy, there is no place I would rather be.