Chad Bir is a graduate of Crawfordsville High School in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He attended Franklin College majoring in Accounting. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, he work for 3 years at a public accounting firm in downtown Indianapolis. For the past 22 years he has worked at Marian University holding positions in both IT and Financial Aid. He has served as the Director of Financial Aid for the past 7 years.
Marian University, much like the city of Indianapolis, offers all the amenities of a larger school/city with that wonderful small, friendly, close knit community feel. Not only is this a great community for students, but also for the faculty and staff. Once someone sets foot on campus, they become connected, and instantly fall in love with that sense of community.
The best advice I have for an incoming freshman is to apply early, visit many campuses, ask lots of questions, be engaged during your visits, and finally, make sure that you choose the school that is the right fit for you. Don’t go somewhere just because your friends are going there. Go there because you see yourself there. Go there because it feels right and you are called to be there. Finally, go there to be involved, try new things, and discover yourself. Make these the best four years of your life because you won’t have the chance to do it again.