|Kyle's activities: Varsity football, Athletes Giving Back, various intramurals
Major: Business administration, concentrations in finance and management
Post-grad plans: Financial analyst with Motorola Mobility starting in June
Are you where you thought you’d be four years ago?
Four years ago, I had only a rough idea of what I wanted my college experience to be. I knew I wanted to travel, study business and play football. I fulfilled all of these.
Your peak experience?
My peak experience at Augustana was my study abroad term in West Africa. I had some profound experiences that would have been difficult to find at any other time in my life. Being immersed in such a vastly different culture increased my global perspective and improved my attitude toward the developing world. I also made great friends that I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
What did you learn about yourself in these past four years that surprised you?
I have been surprised at how many different interests I developed while at Augustana. The liberal arts education, travel opportunities, athletics and social life here have allowed me to explore different ways of thinking and viewing the world. I have become a much more balanced and understanding person as a result.
Who helped you get to where you are now?
My family has always provided a great deal of support and motivation. Through their college experiences, my brother and sister helped me realize what I wanted out of mine. My parents worked to make sure I was getting the most out of myself. In addition to their example, I have had great friends, coaches and professors who have made college a blast while helping me grow.
Advice for this fall's incoming class?
Get involved in a few clubs or activities you really want to do and stay on top of your classes. There will always be plenty of time for fun.