Carolyn Taylor
Creighton University Student

Carolyn Taylor

Applied Physical Analysis major, Math and Biological Physics minor
Class of 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah

Creighton Extracurricular Activities

  • Dean’s Fellows Program, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Physics Club
  • Math Club
  • Gamma Phi Beta

What excited you most about choosing Creighton as your university?

I had heard about Creighton from my brother who had already graduated, so I was excited to have my own college experience, especially with my acceptance into the Dean’s Fellows Program of the College of Arts and Sciences.

What do you think sets Creighton apart from other universities?

I think that Creighton’s commitment to educating the whole person sets it apart from the typical college experience. I realized after I got here how lucky I was to go to a university that emphasized a liberal arts approach to education because even when you take classes that are not for your major, professors will still make the effort to get to know you and care about your success.

From your experience, what do you think are Creighton’s strengths in preparing students for their future?

One thing I think that Creighton has taught me is not to be afraid to reach out to people. After following a research project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center online, I contacted the head of the team to express my interest in the team’s work and I was offered an internship. During my time in Bethesda, Md., I collaborated on projects that centered on amputee and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation studies. It was an amazing experience that I wouldn’t have been a part of had I been afraid to put  myself out there and make the effort to connect with professionals whose work I admire.