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Sydney Royal

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Major: Accounting and German

Plans after graduation

I will be entering the intern program with TACOM at the Rock Island Arsenal.

How did Augustana prepare you for life after graduation?

It was through Augustana that I was able to get my current job. Augustana has served as a wonderful platform for my nose dive into working. For this, I am very grateful and excited.

What are you looking forward to about life after graduation?

I am ready to focus on working full-time. With coursework, something is always hanging over your head-assignments, papers, tests. With work, I enjoy the fact that I can leave it at work. I can come home at the end of my day and not have to worry about studying and papers.

What will you miss about Augustana?

Attending class in comfortable clothes! Once you're in the business world, you don't get to be quite as comfortable each day in hoodies and jeans.

What was your favorite memory from Augie?

One of my favorite memories at Augie has to be hanging out with my friends at my house on campus last year. We would all come together and have an awesome time and usually it involved us walking around our beautiful campus.

What advice would you give to current students?

Try to think of the big picture. When you are overwhelmed with coursework, try to think of what you're working towards. Step outside of the chaos and frustrations and look at what is in store for you, where Augustana is leading you.