NCC Student Interview - Kevin
Tour GuideGianna S
Meet Kevin, a junior biology major at NCC. Kevin talks about his experience at NCC, including his academics, relationships with professors and overall experience with other students and resources.
The following is an computer-generated summary of the video transcript.
He's a junior at North Central has got and, like introduce yourself and then explain why you chose North Central. I chose NCC because I was actually looking at a bunch of other schools that were more coastal. Because my initial interest with Marine Bio and NCC is here in Naperville, Illinois, which is really close to Chicago, which has the wonderful Shedd Aquarium, Brookfield Zoo and all that and like I'm another multibillion heart. So it was pretty close to home to the natural choice. Describe the student climate here, like the student body and the stereotypes in North Central, the student body is like, very divided, based on like majors. I've noticed because, like the bio community and like the camp majors and all that, they're very introverted. Even like within the the science, like even within the sciences, like the physics people don't hang out with the bio people and like you, almost never seen you like business majors or anything like that if you're in a bio course. But within those groups and like between groups, are all very friendly, for the most part, cool and then describe the academic climate like the major workload. Classroom dynamics really rigorous like outside of class work like it's one of those weird day one in class like professors usually tell you exactly how many hours outside of class you're going to spend per hour of class time, and it's usually like six to nine the hours for every hour. The class sizes they're usually very small, which lets you have a really personal relationship with Professor is a lot of the time, and that really works out for, like, academic success on the pros and cons of and CC brutally Alright. Pros, I would definitely say, are the smaller class sizes, uh, extremely knowledgeable faculty that are eager to get you involved in what they're passionate about so big. That leads to a lot of opportunities for on campus research and cons. Uh, I did say earlier that people were very, like, introverted within their own majors, and I would call that a con to the oddest because, like people tend to like to stick together with the group and not want to branch out a lot, I feel like which could make it harder to get people out and about, like into the city for leg parties and stuff. What defines your school and differentiates it from other campuses? Honestly, I will say it's like just the way that our community is structured and it's like, spread out, but it all feels self contained. You know? There's like, Yeah, there are like streets that run through campus at some points, but it never feels like a street in the middle of your campus. You know, it feels like the street that's part of your campus. So we have that really like I'm like wholesome, self contained five. Then we have some incredible faculty that opened up a lot of just amazing doors for you. Then what advice would you give to your senior yourself? Finish? Strong, solid.