Grace Stephenson

Grace Stephenson





Lees Summit, MO

Why you chose your major

Literature and theatre were two passions of mine. Especially after hearing from our amazing career coaches and presenters at recruitment events as a high schooler CAS’s model of academics+experience= opportunity excited me. Hearing how in four years many had gone into fields that had not existed upon their enrollment in university helped me take the step to choosing a humanities major that didn’t have a clear road to success because I knew I could blaze my own path with the help of CAS.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

My senior capstone course. I would say this has made the biggest impact because it is so focused on creativity. Encouraging students to be creative in their day to day work and creating a community where we can share and reflect on the creative process.

Research or internship experience

Over the summer of 2022 I was a remote intern for Macmillan Publishers working on the marketing team of some of their imprints. This was an amazing opportunity that I heard of through an advisor email. It was an amazing experience to work in the field I see as a possible career in my future.

Other involvement

Sheldon Student Advisory Board and Creative Writing Club

Why you chose Nebraska

After visiting many different schools UNL felt the most welcoming and comfortable. I loved the location of being in a semi-urban area while still having the Midwestern hospitality.
Student Ambassadors group

Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students who talk to prospective students, parents, alumni, and the general public about the college.