Spartans of UD: Nicolette Evans

Apr 21, 2021

Spartans of UD highlights what makes the University of Dubuque special – the people.

Nicolette Evans, of Oswego, Illinois, is a sophomore double majoring in business and marketing.

1. What do you enjoy most about attending the University of Dubuque?

“The University of Dubuque has so many great things to offer. For one, I cherish the relationships that I have created with my professors. They know my name and my learning style, they’re approachable, and they know other fun facts about me. I feel like my professors are invested in helping me succeed and reach my full potential. Additionally, UD has a great sense of community. I am constantly meeting new people and making new friends. I have no doubt that I have already developed lifelong friendships that stemmed from UD and the community.”

2. Why did you decide to double major in business and marketing?

“Majoring in business has many benefits such as a competitive earning potential, job versatility, a strong market demand, and career flexibility, all of which were important to me. Additionally, a degree in marketing ensures that you can effectively communicate and think outside of the box – two important skills to have in today’s job market! An area that has always interested me is advertising. I find it fascinating how companies are able to illustrate the purpose and core meaning of a product with the use of social media. Our days ahead call for a creative management team in order to think of new, innovative ideas for products or services, and I am all over it!”

3. What advice do you have for students who are interested in business?

“My advice for students who are interested in business is to build a brand for yourself, introduce yourself to your professors right away, create relationships and learn from your peers, network with your professors, focus on personal growth, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

4. You are also a student-athlete. How has your time on the softball team impacted you?

“Softball has taught me how to manage my time, create self-confidence, understand the concept of failure, and learn from my mistakes. Being able to create relationships with two experienced coaches and 30 other women has been extremely meaningful. I have learned a lot about what it takes to be a good teammate and how to balance all of my schoolwork at the same time. Overall, it has been a great experience and I have no doubts about becoming a student-athlete here at the University of Dubuque.”

5. Where is your favorite spot on campus? Why?

“I would have to say that my favorite place on campus would be the little chapel. Sometimes when I find myself stressed, I walk over to the church to unwind. Whether I pray, journal, think, or take a moment of silence, I find it to be a safe space.”