First Gen Grad Says MNU is Her Foundation
| by Carol Best firstname.lastname@example.org
Britney Lewis (’16) is a first-generation college graduate. The corporate communications major from Kansas City, Kansas made MNU her college choice when she visited MNU as a sophomore in high school.
Very involved, Britney was a resident assistant in the dorms, and worked part-time in admissions, marketing and university advancement. She also completed a public relations internship and worked summers at Youthfront LaCygne, a retreat and spiritual pilgrimage center.
Her major was chosen after trying several. “I like so much stuff,” Britney laughs. “Ultimately I didn’t want to be tied down to one thing. I wanted to leave space for God to speak through whatever I might do in the future.”
As a senior, Britney knew the job search could be challenging so when Target recruiters came to campus, Britney decided she would apply. The process included four rounds of interviews but she found it easy to express how her education at MNU might translate to the world of management.
“Target has a thing called fail fast, recover quicker,” she says. “Essentially it’s about learning from what goes wrong and letting it teach you how to do it better next time. I found that the number of group projects I had done in my major required me to be people friendly, read individuals and learn compromise, because things are not always going to go the way you want them to.”
Several weeks later Britney learned a job would be waiting for her immediately after graduation, accepting the role of executive team leader at Target.
Britney says MNU prepared her for the real world “as much as you can be prepared.”
“MNU is that stable foundation for me,” she says. “I know if I need something there’s someone I can call. I can always go back. It’s my home away from home.”
Britney is learning to swing dance and just completed her first competition.
Her 27-pound puppy Mila, keeps her company during her coveted down time.