Hi. My name's Emily. I'm a junior at Marquette. I'm studying athletic training, and also physical therapy, and I'm from Orange County, California.
Marquette being a Jesuit institution, a lot of the goal of education is not only to make you knowledgeable in your field, but also knowledgeable as a person in your field acting as a citizen of the world. So I think that a lot of the classes really challenge you to think outside of just what you're studying and how to apply it.
I think definitely the core curriculum here at Marquette is rigorous because I didn't know what I wanted to major in until my sophomore year. But they really prepared me from our communication classes my sophomore, junior, and senior years. But they gave me a foundation to work upon first via taking some classes in the comm school before I'd taken some core curriculum classes.
So I mean right now we're in the engineering building. It's full of technology. Whether that's our fully-functioning machine shop on the first floor, so I'm fully machine shop trained. I can use CNC mills, lathes. I know how to weld. So it's really cool that those technologies are at our fingertips right here in our building and able to be used.
We do a lot of hands-on learning at Marquette. I definitely see a lot of that in my education. Being an athletic training student, we work a lot on each other to learn different tasks and it's great that we have the opportunity to practice what we're learning in a more applicable environment.