Victoria Noland, an LAS senior graduating with a degree in Communication and Spanish, talks to Alma about the amazing faculty at Illinois, her dream job, and giving back to Illinois.
Alma: Tell me about your student experience.
Victoria: Looking back on my experience at the University of Illinois, I have been given so many incredible opportunities to exceed my own expectations. The people and connections that I have made have impacted my time here in an extremely positive way. I experienced Greek life as a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, I gave back to my university with my involvement with 1867 Society, and I worked with top faculty to define what it is I am looking for in a career in public relations. Overall, my experiences at U of I are invaluable. I will never forget all of these wonderful memories.
Alma: What are your plans after graduation?
Victoria: Currently, I am going through the interview processes with several PR agencies in the Chicago area. My dream is to be able to develop and carry out effective health campaigns that will make a difference in people's lives.
Alma: Is there anything you'd like to say to alumni and friends who support Illinois?
Victoria: As a student, I would like to officially thank all of the alumni for their support. Not only does your enthusiasm for our orange and blue spirit keep me motivated and inspired, but also for your generosity through donations to the University Foundation. The experience of current and future students partly relies on donors that support our alma mater. I am looking forward to joining the support with other Illinois alumni as I continue to make donations and give my support to the future students that are admitted to this outstanding university. Thank you!
Alma: If you could offer one piece of advice to incoming students, what would it be?
Victoria: I would advise all incoming students to truly get to know their faculty and advisors. It makes a world of difference with your academic experience at the University of Illinois!