Student Stories

Bulldogs are curious. Ambitious. Creative. Focused. We dream big. And we actively explore what drives us. We know what we do here has an incredible impact on everything.

Katie: Study Abroad in Finland
Zachary: Helping Those with Disabilities
Maggie: Finding a Niche in the Art World

Eric: Small Town. Big Opportunities
Becca Elder at Take Root Cafe
Becca: Promoting Environmental Consciousness
Jamie: Indulge Your Curiosity
Maya's study abroad experience in Spain
Maya: The Power of Study Abroad

Lauren: The Making of a Teacher
Lauren: The Making of a Teacher
Sadie Williams
Sadie: Jump-Start a Career
Brittany Temple, medical trip to Belize
Brittany: Assisting Doctors in Belize
Flottman brothers
Cole & Mitchell: Two Brothers Make Theatre a Family Affair
Bethany: Enhancing Academic Understanding Through Study Abroad
Bethany: Enhancing Academic Understanding through Study Abroad
Allison Kelly
Allison: Exploring Academic Opportunities
Mackenzie: Gaining Real-World Experience through Study-Abroad in Mexico
Mackenzie: Real-World Experience in Mexico
Thomas: Pre-Med Student Finds Unique Opportunities
Thomas: Unique Opportunities for Pre-med Studies
Molly - Study Abroad - Semester at Sea
Molly: A Semester At Sea
Chynna Byrd
Chynna: Pursuing Intellectual Curiosity
Josie Foley
Josie: Conducting Trailblazing Research
Jennifer Marks
Jennifer Marks: Research Project Digitizing WWII-era Letters
Patrick: Marine Biology Learning Experience in Belize
Patrick: Studying Marine Biology in Belize
Derek Benjamin
Derek: Taking Language Skills to the Next Level
Lexi: Working with a Professor on Research
Jabari: Finding the Perfect Career
Sara Hahn working in the Speech and Hearing Clinic at Truman State University
Sara: Gaining Hands-on Experience
Conor Gearin, Biology Major
Conor: Internship Connects Science and Writing
Renee - Study Abroad in Finland
Renee: Maximizing the Educational Experience Through Study Abroad
Eli Riekeberg
Eli: Preparation for Grad School

Joanne Heggemann - Theatre Major
Joanne: Life as a Theatre Major
Josh: Success on Your Own Terms
Truman alumnus Emma Merrigan
Emma: Translating Skills from Classroom to Career

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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