Fine art, helping heart
Taylor loves art—especially painting—and also has a passion for working with children and others who need help sorting through cognitive, sensory and emotional challenges in their lives. When she learned of a career path that utilizes art to help people, she knew she had found her path. Job shadowing in a clinic immediately confirmed it. Taylor is also a track athlete at Northwestern and serves on the O-staff, which helps incoming freshmen transition to college life.
The right place
I was looking for a Christian college environment to help me grow in my faith—and one that offered art therapy as a major. Northwestern felt like home as soon as I walked onto campus.
Among the strengths of the art therapy major are the psychology courses and the variety of art classes available. The psychology classes really push you to examine all perspectives and to understand disabilities more deeply. The art therapy faculty and my adviser are very helpful. They make sure I’m on the right track and have everything I need to succeed.
I stand out by working to maintain my grades. I also try to reach out to those I don’t know well and to build more relationships. I take my role as student-athlete seriously and choose to work hard at both, which will help me get into grad school.
More than books
Coming to Northwestern has allowed me to develop a stronger relationship with God. I have also met some of the most important people in my life.