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Boise’s Lizzy Braun has had plenty of help and guidance through the years from her family – and she’s grateful for the help. But she’s made it clear it’s her decision.

Braun spent her freshman year at Boise State University. When she transferred to Idaho, she knew the choice was hers, and it was also the right one.

“From the first day, the campus felt like home. There’s a real sense of community here,” says Braun. “Everyone has been really supportive, especially my adviser and professors.”

Following her family’s lead, many of whom have graduated from Idaho and gone into business, Braun wanted to do something a little different; so she started taking classes in marketing.

“I’ve grow up with the business side, but marketing seems a little more glamorous,” says Braun. “My experiences at the University really solidified what I want to do.”

She interned with Target Corporation and Wells Fargo, in addition to a current internship with Vandal Athletics. She found her passion through her internships, gaining important skills and realizing what she did not want in a career. At Wells Fargo, she enjoyed organizing a bike race and is leaning towards sports or event marketing.

“It really helped me focus on my future,” says Braun, adding through the Integrated Business Curriculum, she gained a complete sense of business, in addition to marketing skills. “The experience I gained gave me a good sense of what’s out there and I really got to know the professors; I felt they really cared about me and my education.”

While the classroom work was important to Braun, other experiences made an impact on her future. As a member of the student chapter of the American Marketing Association and the Society for Human Resource Management and Alpha Phi sorority, she has taken her education and growth outside of the classroom.

While she has a job offer on the table, Braun is busy finishing her coursework and looking for that right fit, now she has found her passion.