Bill Olsen
Bill Olsen, Graduate Assistant
Bill Olsen
Graduate Assistant
"Creighton has the unique ability of making all of its students feel at home right away. I was super nervous coming to college but when I stepped on campus and had everyone moving me in to my room, I knew I had picked not only the right school but also the right community."

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Personal Information: 

High School: Poudre High School

College: Creighton University

Major: BA in International Relations and Political Science

Activities during college: Rowing, Model United Nations, Political Science Honors Fraternity, Creightonian Writer, Outdoors club, Policy Research, New Student Orientation

Hobbies: Rowing, Backpacking and Camping, Running, Watching movies, Cooking, Reading about politics and foreign affairs, Spending time with friends and family

Fun fact: I met General Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, both past Secretaries of State, while at Creighton.

Any special advice or tips for applicants: Know that everyone is feeling nervous about the big transition that going to college is. Some kids are able to fake it better than others but at the end of the day it’s a big change for everyone. Embrace it and get ready to have some of the best times of your life!

What do you like about Omaha and what are your favorite secret spots? I love that Omaha is big enough of a city to entertain me and keep me busy while also not feeling too big to the point that it feels suffocating. I also love the Midwestern hospitality here and how kind even the strangers are. In terms of my favorite spots, as cheesy as it is, I truly love Creighton’s campus more than any place in Omaha. Even during my senior year when I lived off campus, I made a point to come to campus every night to go on a walk when the weather was nice. The birds were always chirping and I just felt right at home!