CLAS Student Ambassador: Nicki Dahl

How does being undecided allow you the freedom to explore majors?

Being undecided allows me the freedom to explore other majors because I am able to take a variety of general education courses in subjects that satisfy my interests.  By taking these courses, I can then decide which subjects I may want to pursue as a major, minor, or quite possibly not at all. 

How are you working towards finding your major?

I am working towards finding my major by taking a variety of general education courses, taking to classmates, and doing research.  Just by talking to people and gathering information on my own time I have discovered majors that I did not even know existed.  I have talked to academic advisors and attend events such as the “Meet Your Major Fair”.  By utilizing my resources and learning more about interests, I have no doubt that I will soon discover my major.

Can you tell us about one or two classes that you have enjoyed in college?

So far, my favorite class in college is philosophy.  The specific class I am taking focuses on the morality of controversial issues.  Structurally the class is designed to be an open discussion.  By taking this philosophy class, I have gained insight on important issues as well as have the opportunity to discuss my views on those issues with my peers.  I would recommend that all students take a philosophy class sometime during their college career. 

Are you involved in any extracurricular activities? If so, what are they and how are they contributing to your college experience?

I am involved in Freshman Class Council, Pueblo De La Cienega Hall Council, and a small bible study group in addition to being an Ambassador for the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.  Being involved in these extracurricular activities has definitely helped me improve my time management skills and has helped me grow as a leader.  Holding positions of authority in Freshman Class Council and my residence hall council has given me added responsibility; therefore, enhancing my leadership skills.  Juggling everything can be overwhelming at times but overall being involved has enhanced my college experience and has helped me grow as an individual.

Will you be studying abroad? If so, where do you want to go and what are you looking forward to?

Depending on the major I end up declaring, I may or may not study abroad.  I think it would be an incredible, once in a lifetime experience that would help me to grow in so many aspects of life.  If I do decide to study abroad, I would love to explore Norway or Germany.  Being of Norwegian and German decent I would find it fascination to study in one of those countries to experience the culture first hand. 

Will you have an internship? If so, what is it and what are you looking forward to?

I am sure that sometime during my college career I will hold an internship position.  Although I do not know exactly what I want to study yet, I am aware that internships are great ways to explore different career options.  The experience gained from internships is valuable, whether or not you decide to pursue that certain career path.  I would most enjoy discovering whether or not a certain career was right for me.


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