KOKOMO, Ind. - Haley dreams of being a flight nurse. After taking a seat in The Red Chair she tells us it's all about the intensity and fast-paced environment. Listen to Haley's story as she takes a seat in The Red Chair.
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The Red Chair is randomly placed around the IU Kokomo campus. Anyone walking by is free to sit down, get comfy, and share their experience about IU Kokomo.
Indiana University Kokomo celebrates 75 years as north central Indiana’s choice for higher education.
Description of the video:
Upbeat music plays while we are shown cuts between different students speaking, aerial shots of campus, and close-ups of the red chair. The screen reads “The Red Chair at Indiana University Kokomo.”
Haley Porter sits in the Red Chair in Hunt Hall.
“My name is Haley Porter, I’m class of 2023, and I am studying nursing in hopes to be a flight nurse. In high school, our senior year we have an internship program, and I was in an oncology department, and it was very slow and just wasn’t my thing, and I thought ‘nursing’s not it’ and I got moved to the emergency room and I fell in love with it. You never know what you’re going to get and it’s different every single time, so that’s what I really love with it, I can’t do repetitive stuff so that’s definitely my favorite part of it.”
Haley continues “adjusting from high school to college was a little rough, but I think I started off in the beginning really strong, then I started to go downhill a bit. I was like ‘oh I can skip class I can do whatever I want,’ so then I was like “ah, I really can’t be doing this’ so then I kind of got back on track, so we made it.”
“Well, I learned about IUK because both of my brothers went here, and my brother is getting his master’s here right now, and I have been here multiple times obviously, for my brother, and I really like that a lot of my friends came here from high school and not to mention it’s a smaller campus, and I really like being able to talk to my professors rather than have me just email them and talk to other people like on a bigger campus so I’m very happy with my choice. I would say it’s the most for your money, I would say, if I could put it in words. I’m getting an IU degree at a very affordable cost. I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that honestly. I have, like, close resources, I have a lot of friends here, so I don’t think there’s much more I could ask for.
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