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Meet APP Student Emily

APP Student - Emily Hometown: Yale, IA
Community college: Des Moines Area Community College
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Advertising
Class: 2011
Career ambition: Public relations specialist or event coordinator

How did you hear about APP?
My high school counselor.

Why did you decide to participate in APP?
I decided to participate in the APP program because I knew that I wasn't ready to take on university level classes, but I didn't want to miss out on the opportunities that Iowa State has to offer.

What has been most beneficial about APP?
The most beneficial thing about the APP program was working one on one with an Iowa State adviser. It helped me stay on track with my classes at DMACC so that I would take classes that would count towards my major once I transferred to Iowa State.

Did you participate in any APP benefits while at your community college?
I participated in a lot of the APP benefits while attending DMACC. I had season football tickets, played intramural sports, worked out at the rec, and participated in the Iowa State water ski club.

Would you recommend APP to other students?
I would definitely recommend APP to other students. It is a great program for high school graduates not quite ready to make the transition to a university classroom setting but still want to be a part of all Iowa State has to offer!