Meet Natalie Boucher: recipient of a UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship
“The University of Iowa has a great English program.
Ultimately, though, I felt a deep sense of authenticity at the University of Iowa and knew this was the place for me. The beautiful campus, woven into the city, also helped sway me.
Working for the Business Library has helped lay the foundation I need to communicate professionally. I am seeking a future career in government or teaching at a community college, both of which require communicating at many different levels (e.g., boss, co-worker, student).
People ask many questions and request a vast amount of materials, which was quite surprising. Some people, including myself before I started working at the library, just think we check out books, which we do, but that is only one part of a unique job.
On top of being a full-time student, I also work fulltime hours between two jobs to cover college expenses.
Receiving this scholarship allows me to reduce my work hours and dedicate more time for studying.”