Madeline Wentzell is an International Business student from Egg Harbor Township, NJ.  Madeline shares why she chose to attend Catholic University and the Busch School, and what advice she has for prospective students.

Why did you choose to attend Catholic University and the Busch School?

"I thought of Catholic University and the Busch School as the opportunity to invest in my education. With small class sizes and professors that are personally invested in the growth of their students, I know that I will have every opportunity to grow both personally and professionally."

What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?

"The relationships and the opportunities that follow! I am the Vice President of the Cheer Team. It has been rewarding to take a high level of responsibility for something I am passionate about and meet new people in the process. I also have the incredible opportunity to intern with the Busch School, which has pushed me towards a career path through valuable mentorship and experience."

What advice would you give to prospective students?

"Get involved! You can attend Program Board events or join a club -- clubs and sports are the best way to make friends and develop relationships with people outside of your residence hall. Semesters are fifteen weeks. Without activities, they can feel long or monotonous. Clubs are a fun, easy fix; this week, I am going to the Van Gogh Immersive Experience and attending an overnight retreat.

Reach out to professors! If you're confused, they provide the best explanations because they teach the material. Beyond the material, they were once in our shoes. More often than not, you will find something in common and expand your professional network."