Destination UE

A Small School Atmosphere With Big School Resources

Kaitlin Koenig

Class of 2016
Major: Global Business
Minors: English literature and Spanish

UE is a great fit

There were several factors that influenced Kaitlin Koenig’s decision to attend the University of Evansville.

“I attended Road Trip and fell in love with the campus and with all of the people that I met,” she recalled. “I loved that it has a small school atmosphere with the resources of a larger school. UE was a great fit for my needs. The University offers amazing financial aid and I got a fantastic scholarship.”

Like studying at Hogwarts

She was also entranced by the prospect of studying abroad at Harlaxton College.

“I spent a semester there when I was a sophomore. I was so excited about studying abroad in England in a manor! It was like getting to study at Hogwarts.”

Kaitlin found that studying abroad benefited her personally and academically.

“It helped me grow in many ways, including increased self-awareness and independence. I gained a greater understanding of global culture and the global marketplace through my classes and travels to a wide variety of places—Switzerland, France, Spain, Greece, and Scotland.”

Real life examples in the classroom

Schroeder Family Dean of the Schroeder School of Business Greg Rawski, assistant professor of accounting Ben Johnson, associate professor of management Laura Dwyer, and assistant professor of management Heather Fenton were some of Kaitlin’s favorite instructors.

She described them as wonderful professors who used real-life examples in the classroom to make learning fun as well as challenging.

Johnson required students to play Monopoly and track the results to illustrate a real-life accounting scenario. Fenton and Dwyer had students act out situations that they might encounter in the workplace.

Real world advice from a mentor

Kaitlin also received real world advice from a mentor provided by the UE Alumni Mentoring Program.

Not only has her mentor provided guidance and support, she also introduced Kaitlin to other individuals who offered advice on career matters, classes, and professional life.

“I credit my mentor for encouraging my dreams,” said Kaitlin, “and for pushing me to achieve them!”

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