What students and alumni say about Truman State University
From the first moment I stepped onto campus, Truman was home. It always felt right. It gave me lifelong friendships, countless memories, and above all, it helped me grow.
—Maggie D. (’15)
Truman is a supportive and personal community. You can count on the fact that your professors will know your name, say “hi” to you on campus, ask about life, and go out of their way to help with everything from research to internships to studying abroad.
By the end of my time at Truman, I had mastered relationship building which remains helpful years after graduation. By having smaller class sizes, students are given the chance to build social networks, which is not always possible in larger learning environments. I still feel comfortable reaching out to my former professors if I need a recommendation or advice, or checking in with former classmates about job opportunities or professional guidance.
—Emily D. (’11)
As a transfer student, I felt I had a unique experience at Truman. I transferred at the start of my junior year after graduating from a community college. When I first arrived, I had no idea in regards to how to build a résumé, interview, or interact with potential employers. Through organizations and personnel on campus, I was able to improve exponentially with these tasks after just one semester. I think it’s safe to say that although I put in semesters of hard work in order to get to where I am today, Truman provided me with the resources needed to obtain a job. I do not say this lightly as I know from experience other institutions simply lack the great resources Truman has to offer.
—Drew G. (’15)
I can say without hesitation that Truman and the Health and Exercise Sciences Department prepared me exceptionally well for life after graduation. At Truman, I learned to effectively handle academics, undergraduate research, and clubs, as well as personal relationships with mentors and other professionals. As a medical scribe, I have had the opportunity to work in several hospitals in the areas of orthopedic surgery, family medicine, internal medicine, hematology, oncology, urology, and emergency medicine. Though the job was extremely demanding at times, I was prepared to perform under pressure because of the rigorous yet fulfilling time I spent in HES at Truman.
—Jayme R. (’15)
As an international student, I was quite nervous about attending university in the U.S., but Truman was so welcoming that it became home for me for the years I spent there.
—Clementina M. (’14)
I can honestly say that Truman’s academic excellence got me to where I am today and I wouldn’t change a thing….my time at Truman will forever be some of the best years of my life!
—Ellie R. (’15)
People at Truman, whether they be students, faculty, or staff, are always willing to help out, and you can tell that the students here want to help each other reach their goals.
Playing rugby, I developed a fantastic group of friends that I made unforgettable memories with through my time at Truman.
—Joanna H. (’17)