When he isn’t working for impressive startup companies, Nick Michael hustles to make the most out of his days. A senior in the College of Communication and an Evans Scholar, Nick has the ambition and determination to go for it all and become the difference.
A smart guy like yourself most likely had plenty of options for college. Why Marquette?
Two of my cousins and brother graduated from Marquette. It’s been a part of my family for many years. I’m also a long time Marquette basketball fan. Marquette felt like home to me, it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t go here.
Tell us about the being a Marquette Evans Scholar. What is it exactly?
The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies. I was not chosen for the scholarship senior year in high school and knew I had to prove that I’m capable of succeeding academically at the collegiate level. I worked hard, pulled long nights, and was able to get accepted spring semester. Since then, it has had a profound impact on my life. The Evans Scholarship is my second family and opened up a massive door [of opportunities]. It’s also taught me a lot on what it means to be a scholar.
As an Evans Scholar, we assume you dabble in some golf?
I’m a huge spectator. Growing up as a caddy, I was always on the golf course. I was also on the golf team back in high school. I love everything about the sport and hope to have a job in the golf industry sometime in the future.
What’s a day in the life of Nick Michael?
Other than hitting the books, I work for one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley, AnyPerk. AnyPerk provides and manages hundreds of real perks for companies like Pandora, Pinterest, and many more You can find me in the basement of the Evans Scholar house or around campus working diligently talking on the phone or on the computer. You can’t fly a plane without building it first
From a senior’s perspective, tell us about your time at Marquette. What’s been your most memorable moment?
I had a fantastic time at Marquette. My most memorable moment was on my first day here, meeting Dwyane Wade, I instantly knew I was going to have a special time.
Any advice for future Marquette students? Any in particular for the next class of Evans Scholars?
Take advantage of what’s in front of you and have a vision. Going to Marquette provides excellent future opportunities. In order to take advantage of this, you need to seize the opportunity at hand. Take your life somewhere at the top, where the air is crisp.
Last question, what’s your favorite spot in Milwaukee?
Easy question, Transfer Pizza. If you haven’t been, go! Great beer, fantastic pizza, awesome time.