That's what makes us ZIPS!
Living out a dream
Why dream dreams when you can live them? Whether he’s playing football, singing or writing, Hayden Grover has lived out one dream after another at UA.
Drake Smalley began by building LEGOS. Now, after building orthopedic implants for real patients through his UA co-op, he’s building a career at Johnson & Johnson.
Now confident and accomplished
Emma Twardzik remembers being a “timid and hesitant” freshman. Now, thanks to the Akron Experience, she is a confident double major, soccer player, and intern at a local company.
From UA to med school
Hands-on learning, three accessible hospitals, education abroad and a support system of friends and faculty at UA? The prognosis looks good for Hannah Stephen, an aspiring pediatrician.
Bolts of brilliance
Determined and curious, and a repeat winner of high school science fairs, Alena Veigl had the “potential energy” of a thundercloud. UA provided the rod, and the lightning struck.
Spencer Csaky, a computer whiz majoring in UA’s unique cybersecurities program, feared he would be “just another number” on campus. But there was a surprising — and welcome — glitch in his thinking.
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"I actually just transferred [to UA] this semester and I've already had so many more opportunities here! My classes are challenging, but the professors care so much more about how you do. I'm only having issues in my math class, but I know the professor is there to help me. On top of classes, an internship, and an on-campus job, I'm finding time to do everything else in my life and be a mom." - Taylor K., Majoring in Business Administration, Class of 2018
Good afternoon, Zips! It's Meet a Zip Monday, and you know what that means! This is my friend, Tori! Tori is a junior majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications! She's involved in Kanga Blue A Cappella, PSE, Pink Gloves Boxing, the Investment Club, and CBA Dean's Team. A fun fact about her is she won Akron Idol as a freshman! 🏆 Check out our story today to learn more about Tori and her life as a Zip! -Lauren #lifeasazip #meetazipmonday