Home: Hong Kong, China
School Year: Class of 2013
Major: Corporate Communication Studies
Languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, Chaozhou (Chinese dialect) and English
Favorite Creighton experiences: Being an international student with English as a second language, I have encountered a lot of challenges in writing papers. For example, in my public relations class the requirement of writing quality is high. Fortunately, the Writing Center at Creighton helps me a lot! I still remember how stressed out I was during the first visit to the center as I had an important paper due on the next day. The tutor was very nice and patient with me while she helping me to identify errors. She let me read the whole article out loud, then pointed mistakes I had made. She then gave me constructive feedback for correction. She was not only helpful for improving my paper, but also for teaching me useful writing skills. All of the tutors at the center are volunteers, which is very impressive and I really appreciate their good work and spirit while serving others.
What impacted me most at CU: Creighton is famous for its small class teaching style. I didn?t realize the benefits of it until I had a chance to experience it. The size of my classes are between 8-22 students, which means everyone has a chance to get involved in discussion and group activities. The professors encourage critical thinking and cultivate an open atmosphere for which I can express my opinions freely. Learning in small groups also allows me to gain plenty of attention from the professors. They are able to give instant feedback whenever I have questions. Although the workload is heavy at times, I have learned a lot throughout the process. I like the way it is, as I believe "no pain, no gain."