“When I was a junior in high school, I took an HBCU tour, and we stopped here. And as soon as we got on campus, something hit me. I was like, ’Okay, I’m liking it here.’ I liked the people and their southern hospitality. People were so friendly and helpful when I was on the tour, giving me more information about Jackson State. I researched the business department because I already knew what I wanted to major in. There was a study that concluded that business graduates get more job opportunities than non business graduates. And the JSU College of Business helps us while we’re here, and even after, to get internships and other opportunities. I saw what they had to offer and I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to like it here.’ And this was my first choice.

My favorite part of JSU is how welcoming it is. It’s kind of like a family to me. Everyone’s accepting, no matter where you came from. They’re just welcoming and willing to help.”

– Iyana, freshman entrepreneurship major from Colorado Springs, Col.