Profiles from Africa
- Major: Accounting
- Country: Uganda
There is just so much to say about my UE experience. My accounting and business professors have been awesome! They have a way of making you love material that would otherwise be seen as complicated. By structuring their lesson plans in accordance to real life accounting experiences, students are motivated to excel not only in their core courses but also in their electives. These professors who, just like students, have their own busy agendas, will stop whatever they are doing to listen and help you with school work as well as to advise you on whatever career inquiries you may have.
With the abundance of extracurricular activities that the University offers, a home away from home is created for you. During my time at the University, I have joined the International Student Club, Black Student Union, and I am also proud to say I was part of the founding the African Students Association and served as the club's first treasurer. I also participated in basketball intramural sports, which was always a relaxing end to a class-filled day.
I love UE because it has shaped me into the adult that I am today. Through my internship experiences, my involvement in school activities, and my study abroad adventures, my attitude on life is one of a more exposed, informed, and driven individual.
My four years at UE have been life changing, and I would honestly do it all over again.
- Major: Mechanical Engineering
- Country: Ghana
As a sophomore mechanical engineering major, I have had the awesome opportunity to experience the University of Evansville for a whole year. In a few words, I can only describe this experience as fantastic and out of this world. Above all things, individual attention given to students is abundant. At the same time, opportunities available specifically for engineering students to partake in projects of their liking are vast.
Being at the University of Evansville has put me ahead of my mates anywhere else in the world. I have received world class lectures from great professors that pay particular attention to individual needs of students, ensuring the success of each and every single one of them. As engineering major, I have been in certain situations that required me to seek constant aid from my professors. To my surprise my professors were always there and willing to answer my questions no matter how many times I had come to them before. Also, with a really lively and welcoming campus like this one, anyone is sure to feel at home and comfortable enough to study.
I can boldly say that with UE as a stepping stone, your success in this world is assured.
- Major: Nursing
- Country: Kenya
Making college plans can be cumbersome at times, and sometimes people tend to get mild anxiety when they are in a new environment. The University of Evansville has been home to me for the past three years. I have had a lot of incredible experiences both on and off campus. I am a nursing major and what I like most about the nursing program at UE is that the faculty is dedicated and focused on the success of every student. The classes are small and instructors know students by their names, this really help to promote one on one attention to each student. Through nursing, I work at a local hospital as a student nurse and my experience at the hospital has affected my life positively. I am more conscious of things around me; my knowledge towards healthcare has grown so much. Additionally, the student nurse position has enabled me to apply skills gained in the classroom to real life situations. I also like the fact that students from all majors have an opportunity to study for a semester at Harlaxton College. There are a ton of things to do on campus since the University of Evansville has over 120 student organizations and therefore you can enjoy your time on campus. UE is a stepping stone to success; seize the opportunity when it knocks on your door.
- Major: Electrical Engineering
- Country: Uganda
UE has fulfilled all my college expectations and more, both academically and socially. It is a small and diverse campus, with a large population of international students. The classes are also small and the professor to student ratio is favorable. As an electrical engineering major and an international student, I needed extra help and guidance from my professors; I got all that and more. The professors were always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I succeeded in all my classwork and projects. They always give student the highest priority despite their busy schedules.
With the help of the office of international services, I felt very welcome within the first week of school. During my four years at UE, I joined various clubs, like the International student club and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) to name a few, that have positively enhanced my stay at the University of Evansville.
The University of Evansville's quality education and social programs, have aided me in becoming a professional that will thrive with the present competitive job market.
Eros Bazebizonza Mizidy
- Major: Finance
- Country: Republic of the Congo
As a young adult and an international student, the stress of college has put much pressure on me. Looking back, I realize no matter how well my background has prepared me for this life, there was only one way for me to learn about it: experience. And when it comes to experience, the University of Evansville has brought me more than I expected. Indeed, I could not dream of a better academic college to study at. Its small campus offers you the opportunity to better interact, one to one, with your teachers and to socialize easily. Also, it offers academic based scholarships. In addition, it offers an honors program that helps you stretch your knowledge beyond the class walls. Although UE strongly projects an image of a strict academic college, there are still plenty of activities and parties to encourage people to get away from their books and enjoy the college experience. Yet, what amazed me about this school is its diversity among students and its study abroad program. As an international student, I may say with confidence that UE has made it easy for me to adapt to life in the US and at college by offering me the possibility to interact with people from all over the world, from having a host family to participating in different sorts of events on campus.
- Major: Public Health (Pre-Medicine)
- Country: Nigeria
From the moment I got to Evansville and met two IOLs waiting to pick me up from the airport, I knew I had made the right choice coming here. UE is a really small campus but the people here have really big hearts and just care about you so much more.
Although UE cares a lot about academics, that's not all. There are so many clubs you can join, from having fun at ballroom dancing to volunteering at College mentors for kids to learning how to be a leader at UELA, the opportunities are endless. There is also a ChangeLab (formerly GAP) course to find innovative ways you can make a positive difference. As long as you seize the opportunities you are given, at the end of your time here at UE, you will be a well-rounded adult ready to take on anything. I won't trade coming to UE for anything. Go purple Aces!
- Major: Computer Engineering
- Country: Benin
In 2008, I graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. After graduation from the University of Evansville, I worked full-time for Magellan Integration, a low-voltage security company based in Evansville. In 2009, I moved to Saint Louis to pursue a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering at Washington University in Saint Louis. I received my Master's degree in 2010. Between 2012 and now, I have worked as an intern for NXP (former Freescale) in Austin, IBM Research Lab in Cambridge, MA, and Texas Instruments in Dallas. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in 2017, and I am currently teaching as an adjunct lecturer at Southern Methodist University.