Why I Chose EMU

Briana Zegler: ‘Everyone was so willing to help me succeed.’

An encounter with an EMU Admissions representative during a campus tour was all Briana Zegler needed to know she’d picked the right university.

“The representative pulled me and my dad aside from the tour group to review what scholarships I’d receive and to discuss what my program would be like,” says Zegler, a senior from Schaumburg, Illinois who is studying Accounting. “The staff and faculty I met were already so willing to help me succeed in college, I knew Eastern was home.”

Zegler says Eastern’s investment in her success has continued throughout her academic career.

“My Principles of Financial Accounting professor has always been very supportive in providing anything I needed to grasp the material,” she says. “I’ve never had a teacher who was so good at reading my personality and offering the help I needed.”

Briana Zegler

Personal development

Zegler adds that Greek life at Eastern has also helped her develop professionally.

“I joined Sigma Kappa as a freshman and was elected to vice president of finance,” she says. “Since I had to present minutes and budgets to the chapter, I learned how to communicate more effectively and speak publicly with confidence. Those were skills I hadn’t expected to acquire.”

Through her sorority and role as a New Student Orientation assistant, Zegler has formed many lasting friendships.

“We spend the entire orientation weekend with new students to make sure they know of all the campus resources available to them,” she says. “We’re like their first mentors on campus, which is very rewarding.

“Become involved on campus and push your personal boundaries. You never know where you’ll find your passion at Eastern.”