Students of NIU Business: Grace Piotrowski

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Year: Expected graduation: May 2020

Major: Accountancy

Are you attending NIU on any scholarships?
NIU Scholars ScholarshipCrocker Endowed Scholarship in Business.

What is your major, and why did you choose your field of study?
I chose to go into the field of accounting because I love numbers, and my family is full of accountants. I could not imagine myself doing anything else!

How did you learn about NIU, and why did you choose to attend?
I learned about NIU through my family. My sister graduated from here, so I got to experience what it was like to be a Huskie through her. NIU has become my second home.

Do you have any favorite activities or events at NIU?
I am very involved here at NIU — in Orientation and First Year Programs, Beta Alpha Psi and the University Honors Program. My favorite events to attend with my friends are the football games. Nothing beats cheering on our Huskies with the great atmosphere in the stadium.

What has your experience inside the classroom been like at NIU?
The faculty here is beyond helpful, and they are always there for additional assistance. If I am not understanding the content in class, I know I can go to my professors’ office hours and seek the extra help.

What is something you have experienced at NIU that you will be able to take with you into future endeavors in your field?
The accountancy program does a great job preparing their business students for the real world. My professional skills have grown immensely, and I feel very prepared to start a full-time job.

Would you recommend NIU to others and why?
I would absolutely recommend NIU to other students! My time here has been nothing short of amazing. My experience has exceeded all of my expectations, and I am grateful that I chose to attend NIU.

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