Brayden started taking classes at UVU while he was still in high school and felt welcomed by the professors and other students. “No one was better than another person; we were all working together to achieve success,” he says. He was looking for a campus where he wasn’t just a number and where all the students felt like friends, not competition. He also wanted a school where instructors would give him experiences to learn from and allow him to learn from his failures, and he wanted the freedom to design his own education. He found all of that at UVU.
“The best part of the UVU experience is the feeling of possibility that comes with being a UVU student,” says Brayden. He has found most of his professors to be completely committed to seeing their students succeed, and they are accessible as well, willing to take the time to develop relationships with their students.
Brayden was one of just five UVU students selected to be University Innovation Fellows in 2016 and served as the student representative on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee. He has also completed the Center for the Advancement of Leadership program. As a member of UVUSA, he served as the department representative for University College.
After graduation, Brayden hopes to work in industry for a few years before moving to a nonprofit and eventually teaching in higher education.