Freshman Shelby Oertel is stepping out of her comfort zone and into opportunity this year! There's a lot to take in at Illinois, and that's precisely why she's here. Shelby is looking forward to Illini basketball seasons and all the new friendships to come in the four years ahead of her. Most of all, Shelby is looking forward to gaining "The best perspective to further my professional development and allow me to help shift the workplace dynamic" through the College of Education.
A little bit about Shelby
Q: Where is home for you?
A: I'm from Brighton, Illinois.
Q: What is your year and major?
A: I'm a freshman in Learning & Education Studies: Workplace Training & Development.
Q: Why did you choose Illinois?
A: The desire to step out of my comfort zone and to learn from some of the best professors led me to Illinois.
Q: How did you know you wanted to go into the field of education?
A: I chose education because I knew that the College of Education was going to give me the best multicultural perspective to further my professional development and allow me to help shift the workplace dynamic.
Q: What are you looking forward to most in college?
A: I'm looking forward to attending basketball games and meeting other education majors!
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Either a human resources professional or college professor.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: I don’t know how to ride a bike!
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