student Q & A
Regel Warneke '19
Saint Paul College Graduate (Business Management AS) and President’s Scholarship Recipient
Why did you choose Saint Paul College?
I would say that it is more that Saint Paul College chose me. My sister was attending the College at the time, and she encouraged me to apply. She helped me get started and introduced me to friends, faculty, and staff. I read through every program that the College offered, and the Business Management program just seemed to call to me. So, I jumped in with both feet.
How has Saint Paul College impacted your life?
When I started here, I was scared. I honestly wasn’t sure what I was capable of. I wasn’t sure that I was smart enough to be successful in college courses. My time at Saint Paul College has given me the opportunity to hone my critical thinking skills, and has given me a confidence that I have never known before.
I have been inspired to see beauty in my differences and in the differences of others. I am more than ever able to assess things clearly and logically and make informed and rational decisions.
I have a new appreciation for who I am and what I have to offer, as well as a deep appreciation for all the people around me who have seen something in me, have helped and encouraged me to discover myself, and pushed me to get to the place I am today.
What are your higher education and career goals?
I have been accepted and plan to transfer to Augsburg University. I will be working toward attaining my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Management, with a Minor in Computer Science.
This summer I will be completing an internship as a Travelers EDGE scholar at Travelers in Saint Paul to gain more experience in the business world, and to help me find more focus and direction when it comes to my career.
What would you say to someone considering enrolling at Saint Paul College?
It is never too late to start the rest of your life! Jump in, make sure to utilize all the amazing resources that Saint Paul College makes available to you, and go after your dreams! The school motto is “start here. go anywhere.” I have personally found that to be so very true.
This article originally appeared in our College Magazine - Fall 2019.
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