Renee Crepeau '13

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Management, International Business and Economics

This University values students and cares about them in a way other schools do not. Students are really the priority here; I can feel it in the way the professors interact with us and in the way we can access what we need.

hometown

Elk River, Minnesota

why St. Kate's?

"This University values students and cares about them in a way other schools do not. Students are really the priority here; I can feel it in the way the professors interact with us and in the way we can access what we need."

building experience

Renee had the opportunity to travel abroad during her time at St. Kate's. "I went to Mexico in January 2011 to practice my Spanish and to China that summer. You can learn a lot about another culture by actually talking to people, eating their food and seeing the way they really live."

Outside of classes, Renee was a member of the Business Honor Society, Student Senate president for 2012–13, a resident advisor and a member of the Wildcats cross country and track and field teams.

She enjoyed living on campus as well. "I typically did homework in my room or somewhere on campus with friends. I hung out with the girls on my residence hall floor a lot, and something always came up when we were together! That's a normal day. On Fridays and weekends, I usually tried to do something fun off campus and with other people."

advice for students

Renee wants prospective students to know that "No matter what profession you want to pursue, you will gain more job skills here than at any other university. St. Kate’s has a very welcoming community, and we encourage people to be themselves."