Erica Hulsing ’21
Grinnell, Iowa
Erica Hulsing

Set for success

Erica found she could pursue her passion for athletics through Northwestern’s sport management major. Paired with her second major in accounting, she’s confident that her sport management major is setting her up for success after college. She is actively involved on campus as a member of the Red Raider cheer team and orientation staff, and she manages the theatre box office. Erica is also a peer tutor and has served as a Discipleship Group leader.

Felt like home

Up until the summer between my junior and senior year of high school, I hadn’t really thought much about what I was looking for in a college. All I knew was I wanted to feel like I belong—and I found that at Northwestern. When I stepped on campus for the first time, I felt like I was home. Northwestern was the first college I visited, and though I toured a handful of others later, there was never a doubt in my mind that Northwestern was where I was supposed to be.

Double play

Accounting and sport management are both subjects I enjoy, but the classes don’t overlap much, which makes double-majoring busy. I take many classes each semester, but I love both of my majors and consider it a blessing to be able to pursue both of my passions.


My professors are all knowledgeable about the topics and classes they teach, but I think the most important thing about Northwestern faculty members is how much they care. I always know I can go to them to ask questions about class or my future. Each time I meet with them, they give me advice or feedback that is tailored to me so I can thrive at Northwestern and in life. They’re focused on their students and helping us achieve the goals we set for ourselves.

Thoughtful decisions

We talk about ethics quite a bit in my sport management classes, and those conversations have greatly impacted my faith. In some of my classes, I was asked to participate in a simulation of an ethical dilemma in which we had to make decisions. As I was trying to determine the best decisions, I found myself focusing on the example of Christ. Through these experiences, I’ve also learned to think about how I can be a light to others in my future profession.

Deep connections

I came to college as an introvert, but the people and atmosphere at Northwestern led me out of my shell. I’ve grown as a person through my relationships with others, and I appreciate the vast array of opportunities Northwestern offers to experience new things that may be outside of my comfort zone. Being able to open up and form deep connections with people is enabling me to become the person God made me to be.

Like family

Northwestern is one big family full of students, faculty and staff who love, encourage and support students as they take steps to follow their dreams. Northwestern provides an incredible education that puts students well on their way to achieving their goals.