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Spartans of UD - Jadyn Werner

By University Relations Staff

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

Jadyn Werner, of Manchester, Iowa, is a junior nursing major. As a student ambassador, she helps in the Office of Admission, welcomes prospective students, gives campus tours, and more.

Why did you decide to become a University of Dubuque student ambassador?

"My aunt actually went to UD and was a student ambassador when she was here and I thought it would be kind of cool to follow in her footsteps! I also just really enjoy talking to people, so I thought this would be the perfect job for me!"

How are you able to help prospective students and their families?

"I think the biggest thing is just talking to the students and the families. Everyone comes in with a million questions whether they know they have them or not! Really touching on key elements of campus or things that make campus stand out is what can really help answer some of those questions that students or families may have."

What do you enjoy most about being a student ambassador?

"I have two answers for this one! One, I enjoy the feeling after having a great tour and really connecting with the student and their family. Two, I enjoy the people I work with; they are seriously the best."

When giving a campus tour, what is your favorite part to show prospective students and their families?

"My favorite spot to show students is definitely the atrium in the University Science Center - especially on a beautiful sunny day. The natural light that comes through is absolutely insane and it's just the perfect spot to be!"

What advice to do you have for our future Spartans?

"My advice for future Spartans is to be your best advocate. College is when most people truly start to spread their wings and be on their own. If you have questions, ask. If you don't understand something, look for someone to help you. If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask. UD is an extremely welcoming place so don't be afraid to speak up for yourself."