Third-year Tourism, Conventions and Event Management major Meghan Nowels knew IUPUI was home the moment she stepped into the Campus Center.
"During the campus tour, I kept picturing myself on this campus, going to classes, and living in the dorms. I could see it all so perfectly in my head. When I toured other campuses, I just couldn't picture myself there. Something always felt a little bit off," said Nowels.
IUPUI just felt right for Nowels, a Kendallville, Indiana native, and the university's academic programs sealed the deal. For a student pursuing tourism, convention and event management, as well as having a minor in philanthropic studies, Indianapolis provides an ideal urban backdrop.
"It just made sense. Indianapolis hosts great conventions and events. I have had amazing opportunities to volunteer at some of these events, like the National Future Farmers of America Convention. Indianapolis is also home to the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the best school of philanthropy in the country. IUPUI was the right choice for me and I am so thankful I became a Jag," she said.
Her favorite thing about IUPUI, though, is the huge and diverse selection of student organizations with which students can get involved.
"Getting involved in student orgs really helps bring your college experience full circle," said Nowels.
She found her home at The Moving Company at IUPUI, through which she has made lifelong friends and continued her love of dancing.