Wartburg checked all the boxes

NAME: Noelle Berst
HOMETOWN: Waucoma, Iowa
MAJOR: Business administration
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Operations manager, Target Distribution

INVOLVEMENT ON CAMPUS: Football and basketball cheerleader, St. Elizabeth Chorale, Ambassadors, Homecoming Committee, Dance Marathon, Phi Eta Sigma

WHY WARTBURG: I chose Wartburg because it provided me with opportunities for everything I wanted to do. I was looking for a school where I could be involved in cheerleading, music, and other organizations like being a student ambassador. I wanted to get experience in my field through internships or on-campus jobs. Most importantly I wanted a school that put a focus on academics and excelling in the classroom. Wartburg checked off all of these boxes.

WHAT DID YOU NEVER IMAGINE YOU WOULD DO BEFORE COMING TO WARTBURG: I thought it would be difficult to be involved and balance by studies, but I found that the people and the amazing organizations here on campus allowed me to be a part of many aspects that make up Wartburg College. 

HOW DID WARTBURG PREPARE YOU FOR THE FUTURE: Wartburg prepared me to be the best leader I can be and taught me the importance of service in a community. Being a part of this college has shown me what individuals and groups of people can do to make a difference in the world. 

Noelle Berst

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: My advice for current students is to take advantage of everything Wartburg has to offer. Participating in a variety of organizations and experiences will help you become more well-rounded and prepare you for life after college. Your college professors, mentors, and faculty/staff want to see you succeed and will help you do so! Make connections with other students, professors, and alumni during your time at Wartburg.

WHY WAS WARTBURG WORTH IT: I was able to experience so much in my three and a half years at Wartburg. I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in business administration, concentrations in management and marketing, and a minor in leadership. During my time in school, I was able to study abroad, was involved in football and basketball cheerleading, St. Elizabeth Chorale, Student Ambassadors, Dance Marathon, Homecoming Committee, National Society for Leadership and Success, and Phi Eta Sigma. I also worked in the Wartburg College Business Office and had an internship with the Wartburg Community Symphony. Few schools can provide all of their students these opportunities, and that is why Wartburg is “Worth It”!