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Meet Brittney, Liberal Arts Senior at Finlandia

February 23, 2015

MEET Brittney

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Class: Senior

Major: Liberal Studies

Putting “Student” into “Student Athlete”

Brittney flew into Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula as a high school senior, and immediately fell in love with it. It offered her exactly the kind of atmosphere she wanted: A small campus with a personal touch. This is the place she was going to come to play NCAA Division III hockey.

Plus, the university offered her a really unique outdoor experience with some of the snowboarding, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, hiking and kayaking opportunities in the U.S.

After four successful years of being a student athlete, she couldn’t be happier.

“They say student athlete for a reason, because you’re always going to be a student first. You have to go to class, you have to do the right things to be that student athlete.”

She was able to also play a couple other sports she grew up loving: soccer and softball. She played a season with both teams, and found that with proper determination and time management, she was able to have a lot of fun while still getting her school work done.

Earning that degree, and more importantly, that first job

The schoolwork has been a success, too. While many students find a business degree to be their calling and way into the business world, Brittney’s path wasn’t that immediately obvious. The focus on math wasn’t her thing. Enter Finlandia’s liberal arts degree.

“Liberal arts gave me an opportunity to expand and pick different concentrations for my major.”

It worked. Last spring at the career fair Brittney connected with local business LJJ Construction who hired her part time as a student, and upon graduation Brittney will be headed to the Houghton-based company on a full-time basis.

Liberal Arts Senior Brittney

Whether it’s the small, helpful campus, beautiful area, uniquely focused academic experience or the ability to do what she loves while getting her education, at Finlandia University, Brittney found a place Where She Belongs.

Now it’s your turn to find Where You Belong


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