Brightest and Best

Princess Young

Hometown: Mountain Home, Idaho

High School: Mountain Home High School (Valedictorian)

Class Year: Senior

Major: Business Management
Human Resources emphasis

Interests/Hobbies: Music, both writing and singing; Journalism: Editor-in-Chief of the ISU Bengal Newspaper 2010-11 (100th anniversary of the newspaper this year); Volunteer work; Golf; Travel (I've visited nine countries and 27 states to date)

Career goal: To pursue my MBA. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and I want to look to start my own business and possibly combine the business background with my interest in music. I would also like to pursue motivational speaking and help people build up their self-esteem and find the inner strength to succeed in their own lives.

Why ISU? I was looking for a university that was close to my family but also offered exceptional academic programs. Idaho State had everything I was looking for, including a number of scholarship opportunities and an exceptional Honors Program. They far surpassed other Idaho universities that I was considering in terms of overall programs and university environment.

ISU Experience: I have greatly enjoyed my time here at ISU. The coursework has challenged me, and the professors always help me strive to gain more knowledge. I am excited to graduate and pursue my passions of business and music. I am grateful that ISU - with its wonderful students, staff, faculty, and administration - has helped me succeed in ways that I never knew I could. I have definitely enjoyed my ISU 'college experience' and have learned so much about myself in the process thus far.

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