Student Stories

Pursuing questions across subject areas, you discover connections between classroom learning and the real world through research, study abroad, internships and other activities outside of class. With so many intellectual opportunities at your fingertips, you can tailor your academic experience to match your own personal interests and goals.

Eric: Discovering a land of opportunity
Maya's study abroad experience in Spain
Maya: Spending a semester studying in Spain
Sadie Williams
Sadie: Racking up experience with an eye on the future
Becca Elder at Take Root Cafe
Becca: Promoting environmental consciousness
Jamie: Following the motto "Do what you love"
Bethany: Enhancing Academic Understanding Through Study Abroad
Bethany: Enhancing academic understanding through study abroad
Lauren: The Making of a Teacher
Lauren: The making of a teacher
Jacob: Using transformational learning experiences to carve out a career path

Thomas: Pre-Med Student Finds Unique Opportunities
Thomas: Finding unique opportunities for pre-med studies
Brittany Temple, medical trip to Belize
Brittany: Assisting doctors in Belize
Cisco Juarez
Cisco: A modern-day Renaissance man
Josie Foley
Josie: Conducting trailblazing research
Allison Kelly
Allison: Research opportunities for curious minds
Flottman brothers
Cole & Mitchell: Two brothers make theatre a family affair
Derek Benjamin
Derek: Taking language skills to the next level
Molly - Study Abroad - Semester at Sea
Molly: Getting a global education through a Semester At Sea
Mackenzie: Gaining Real-World Experience through Study-Abroad in Mexico
Mackenzie: Real-world experience in Mexico
Sara Hahn working in the Speech and Hearing Clinic at Truman State University
Sara: Gaining hands-on experience in communication disorders
Jennifer Marks
Jennifer Marks: Research Project Digitizing WWII-era Letters
Chynna Byrd
Chynna: Pursuing intellectual curiosity
Eli Riekeberg
Eli: Chemistry major gets excellent preparation for grad school

Lexi: Research opportunities from a surprising source
Patrick: Marine Biology Learning Experience in Belize
Patrick: Studying marine biology up close in Belize
Truman alumnus Emma Merrigan
Emma: Translating skills from classroom to career
Conor Gearin, Biology Major
Conor: Connecting science & writing through an internship
Jabari: Finding the perfect career
Josh: Success on your own terms
Joanne Heggemann - Theatre Major
Joanne: Life as a theatre major
Renee - Study Abroad in Finland
Renee: Life-changing experiences studying in Finland

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Truman’s Liberal Arts program allowed me to take classes in a variety of areas besides my major. I spent a semester in Orlando, Fla., completing an internship through the Disney College Program, I spent a semester in Angers, France, taking business classes with international students from around the world, and I spent a summer in Taiwan teaching ESL. Truman offered me the flexibility to be able to take an entire year away from campus to complete an internship and study abroad, and I believe these experiences made me a more well-rounded person when I started my first full-time position.

Julianna Fellows, Class of 2016