Matthew McBroom

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Major

Management Information Systems

Hometown

Vancouver, WA

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.

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.

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 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.

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.