"If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation." (African Proverb)
Hello! My name is Brianna Neeb and I am a graduating senior at Michigan Technological University with a B.A. in Scientific and Technical Communication with an emphasis in Business Communication. I have also earned a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a Global Leadership Certificate.
I grew up in a very small town in downstate Michigan. This is where I developed a love for cows, an intense need to explore, an avid imagination, and an urge to experience things outside of my comfort zone.
I began writing at a very young age, mostly journaling on trips that my parents would take my sister and me on, but I also enjoyed writing stories in school. I chose Michigan Tech originally for Environmental Science and the Peace Corps Master's International program. However, after a few weeks of classes about trees, I decided I needed to look for a major in a passion I've always had. In high school I had a teacher that told me I would make an excellent science writer and that there would always be a need for people that could make something someone said understandable for everyone. When I found the STC Program at Michigan Tech, I knew I found something I could stick with and excel.
Throughout my time at Michigan Tech, I discovered a different passion through an advisor I can never thank enough. I've been hooked on TESOL since my first class learning how both first and second languages are acquired. I look forward to finding a career that I can grow in my TESOL abilities and empower people through language learning.
While on campus I have held a few different jobs. For the past two and a half years I have worked at our Campus Store. The atmosphere created in the store has created a family away from home. For the past year and a half I have had the pleasure of being a language coach at the International Graduate Student Communication and Cultural Center (IGSC3). Each semester I have five graduate students from a variety of countries that I meet with weekly to improve their English skills. Each student has different goals and ability levels. I have found this to be my most rewarding job so far.