I was one of those students who had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do or major in coming out of high school. I just knew that I loved to perform and that I loved working with people. I originally came to North Central College because of the awesome speech program. As I became more familiar with what the College had to offer, I got more involved in many other things as well.
There are so many opportunities and doors to walk through here, that even if you’re not quite sure what direction to take, you just keep taking advantage of resources until you find the right fit. I was fortunate enough to earn the position of a Resident Assistant this year and as a performer, I’ve been able to host events, perform at different showcases and work as a DJ for the College’s radio station. I even had the chance to open for renowned rapper and actor Common. This has been my experience at North Central in a nutshell.
Whether it’s in the classroom, on an athletic team or on stage, North Central offers a “big fish in a small pond” sort of setting. Here you’re more than just another number. The opportunities for grants, extra help in the classroom and to stand out are all very real to anyone who wishes to take advantage of them.
John Arrington Jr.