Katrina Flynn

Katrina Flynn Loves UMKC’s Connections

Bachelor’s of Information Technology (BIT) | School of Computing and Engineering | December 2016

Katrina Flynn is a School of Computing and Engineering student at UMKC

Where is UMKC taking you?

UMKC is taking me to my dream job, though I’m not sure what that is. I am very open to job options in my future. I would like to live in Kansas City after graduation, and as long as I have a job that makes me happy — and hopefully my own family — I will be perfectly content.

Why did you choose UMKC?

My high school counselor in Papillion, Nebraska, is a fan of UMKC and suggested I check it out. I visited campus and knew I had found my school. Three people from my high school class chose UMKC.

UMKC has done a great job of helping prepare students for their future careers.

How has college inspired you?

It has inspired me to be a more outgoing person. It has made me realize that I am at an important stage in my life where I need to be taking advantage of as many opportunities as possible. Life’s too short to hold back. Going to UMKC has blessed me with many opportunities so far, and I am incredibly grateful. I have learned that I can handle a lot on my plate at once. I would consider myself a very busy person, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.

What do you admire most about UMKC and why?

I admire the close relationships that UMKC has with companies in Kansas City. As part of the School of Computing and Engineering, I am thankful that I am located in the heart of the fourth-largest engineering hub in the United States. UMKC has done a great job of helping prepare students for their future careers. I have a feeling that I won’t have many problems getting a job right after graduation.

What is one word that best describes you and why?

Ambitious. I set really high standards for myself and always strive to achieve them. I know that I am capable of whatever I set my mind to.

What are your lifelong goals?

I’m open to whatever happens. I want to study abroad in Ireland or travel in Europe. I also got a piano for Christmas and want to learn how to play it.

Katrina Flynn stands in the School of Computing and Engineering building at UMKC

Do you belong to any organizations?

I’ve been a campus ambassador, and worked in the Welcome Center. I think highly of UMKC, and I like to tell my story and spread the word.