Student Profiles

Michael Lynch

“The other Ph.D. programs don’t offer a distance option. To maintain my life in Chicago and keep industry contacts I needed something like what Iowa State offers.”

Hana Hoang

"College is where you figure out yourself and what you want to do."

Marilyn Gasienica

“Working at Disney is something I’d be passionate about and love doing every day. It wouldn’t seem like work.”

Angela Kermes

“While working at a hotel back home, I realized that I wanted to work with people and give great customer service.”

Marissa Carlson

Marissa Carlson, from Monee, Ill., is studying hospitality management to eventually work for a cruise line.

Elizabeth Jacoby

“I really enjoy working events. I love all of the detail and planning. I love leading and working with people — that’s the idea of these majors.”