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Superior Students: Ern Charoenboon

Posted on Dec 4, 2013
Student Ern Charoenboon explains how she's been able to Unleash her Superior Side at UW-Superior. Ern is attending her junior year at the University of Rhode Island through the National Student Exchange, available through UW-Superior's Study Away program.
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Superior Students: Ern Charoenboon

Name: "Ern" (Nutcha) Charoenboon

Hometown: Bankok, Thailand

Class: Junior

Major: Biology and broad field science, with a chemistry minor

Activities: Senator of the Natural Sciences, Math and HHP Departments in the Student Government Association; executive board member of Students of Science and World Student Association; A Capella Choir; Yellowjacket Activities Crew; Pre-Med Club; Resident Assistant in residence halls.

How did you unleash your Superior Side?

Before I came to UW-Superior, I didn't know what I wanted to do for sure. I was an accounting major -- my parents thought that would get me a good job. But I took science classes to fill my gen eds and I said, 'This is it, this is what I want to do.' Maybe it's the way the classes were taught -- the science department is fantastic and I've gotten to know a lot of the faculty. I love that they give me time and they challenge me to be a better student.

What drew you to UW-Superior initially?

The first thing was its amazing International Program. Then followed many things -- class size, close relationship between students and faculty, cultural diversity, amazing people, and the unique opportunities to do things around here. I also LOVE the Natural Sciences Department.

What did you learn about yourself at UW-Superior?

As an international student coming in, especially not being a native English speaker, I never thought I would be able to be in a leadership role on campus, to be involved in organizations and to be an RA. The RAs from last year nominated me to be one this year.

What are your career goals?

After graduating from UW-Superior, I want to attend school to become a dentist. My dream job is to volunteer or work for a non-profit organization.

What have you liked most about this school year?

All the classes that I'm taking this semester are really interesting and I can't wait to learn more! I love all of my wonderful friends so I'm glad to get to be with them and also make new friends. I am also excited to see the change in myself at the end of the semester and I'm going to try my hardest to do good things to create positive impact on people and things around me.

In one sentence, what is your advice to your peers about succeeding in college?

Never ever ever give up! Always be patient and keep a positive attitude. Take all the opportunities that come into your life because you can learn so much from them. And just ENJOY! Whoa... that was more than one sentence!

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