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Matthew McBroom

Matt smiling in a blue button-up shirt with trees in the background.

Hometown

Vancouver, WA

Major

Management Information Systems

Interests

My interests include hiking, biking, and camping, all of which Bellingham is a great spot for, along with watching soccer and playing the guitar.

Why I chose Western.

Visiting campus is really what made my decision final, but WWU was always a great fit for me and my academic goals. I have had a number of family members who came here as well.

What I like most about Bellingham.

The location, it's the perfect distance from home for me.

My advice for incoming or prospective students.

Be open as you can to new ideas and new ways of thinking and learning.

Why I chose my major.

I started as a computer science major but after taking a few courses, it wasn't for me. I decided to try MIS and looking at the business side of computer systems, and it's been a great fit.

What I ultimately hope my education helps me achieve.

I hope to get a good job in a field I enjoy working in, and for me, an MIS degree is the best way to achieve that.

A little known fact about Western that you should know.

Death Cab For Cutie, Odesza, and Pictionary's CEO all went to WWU!

What I like most about Western.

My favorite things about Western are the location, the nature all around campus, how good of a fit my major is for me, and the sunny spring days.