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Name: Sydney Polson


Hometown: Lander, Wyo.


Class: Junior


Major: Kinesiology


Why did you choose UW for your education?: I never thought that I would end up at the University of Wyoming when I was in high school. In fact, I was so adamant that I would go out of state that I only applied at first to appease my parents. My mindset changed at the end of my senior year of high school when I realized that: 1) I would actually be leaving my family, and 2) that college costs money. After I toured the University of Wyoming, it felt like home. Now that I am here, I can’t imagine being anywhere else.


What do you hope to do after graduation?: I hope to attend medical school and someday become a family physician.


What would you tell a prospective student who is considering attending UW?: The University of Wyoming is unique because it has a small community feel with big university opportunities. There are plenty of big universities in the country with great opportunities, but at the end of the day, your degree is a piece of paper, and that piece of paper can cost you. The University of Wyoming has so many scholarship opportunities to offset the cost of college, and the largest study abroad grant in the country. So, no matter what path you choose to take at the University of Wyoming, you will be getting the most for your money.


What is your favorite part about UW?: I love the sense of community and ongoing activities on campus. When game days come around, the whole Laramie community and university come together to support the Pokes, and the energy is fantastic. The University of Wyoming has also been bringing in prestigious presenters and big names in entertainment that have made for some meaningful events.


Do you have a favorite spot on campus or in town?: The new Engineering Education and Research Building Student Innovation Center on campus has become my new favorite spot on campus since being built earlier this year. The building is beautifully finished with modern and wood furnishings, as well as quiet group study areas. However, it is my favorite because of the “nap room” on the first floor and perfect view of the sunset on the third floor.


What are some of your hobbies?: When I am not studying, I love to travel, play with my dogs, and try new things. Recently, I have been learning sign language, designing dream houses, and trying out new fall recipes.



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