Education major plans to travel

By Jack Manning

The Northern Star spoke with Kaitlyn Cosentino, junior early childhood education major, whose passion is to teach children and travel the world.

Northern Star(NS): Why did you choose the major that you did?

Kaitlyn Cosentino(KC): I’m really good with children and I prefer children that are three to five years old over older kids, because [the older kids] are annoying.

NS: Have you worked with children before?

KC: Yes, I am actually a nanny during the summer and breaks. It’s fun because I’m working with the age group of kids that I want to be with and it is good experience.

NS: What is something that you are proud of?

KC: I am proud that I am going to college, trying to get a degree and following what I want to do instead of what other people would want.

NS: What are your plans for the next five years?

KC: I plan to graduate and then look for a job, but I kind of want to travel as well.

NS: What is your favorite game to play?

KC: I like playing Phase 10, it’s a fun card game.

NS: What part of NIU have you liked the most since you’ve been here?

KC: I joined the sorority Alpha Delta Pi and I really enjoy being a part of that.

NS: What is something that very few people know about you?

KC: I’m not very secretive, I’m a pretty open book.

NS: Where is your favorite place to eat?

KC: My favorite place to eat would probably be Carrabba’s, it’s pretty good Italian food.

NS: What is something you would like to do before you die?

KC: I would like to live in another country before I die, definitely London at some point. I don’t know how good that would be with education but it would be fun.

NS: What advice would you give to fellow students?

KC: Definitely get involved because that’s how you make friends, and it’s really boring when you have nothing to do. I joined the Greek system and I enjoy that, but students should get involved in clubs and go online to see what’s going on. Also, don’t be too picky with food.