Extracurricular / Campus Activities:
I am involved with the Student Television
station on campus. I really enjoy spending time at STV even when I’m
not working because I have met a lot of fantastic people by being a
member of the organization. I love that I was able to get a job right
on campus that is great experience for my intended field of work in the
future. I am also a member of Lambda Pi Eta
the Division of Communication Honor Society, where I work with other
Communication students to organize volunteer and fundraising activities.
Why did you choose to attend UWSP?
When I graduated from high school I knew that I wanted to work with
television and media. When I was looking at different schools I noticed
that many of the majors that were offered were very specifically
broadcasting or mass media. Although this is what I was interested in,
UWSP appealed to me because the major that they offered was
Communication. I decided that because Communication was a much broader
major, but still included television, it would be easier for me to find a
job after graduation because I would have a wider range of course work.
Also, I am from Appleton, so I chose UWSP because I liked the distance
that it was (and wasn't) away from my home.
Favorite event on campus:
I love when Centertainment
brings hypnotists to campus! I also love the University Center theater
because it plays movies that aren’t on DVD yet and its completely
Favorite UWSP memory:
My favorite memory is being a part of Trivia. The trivia contest
that 90FM (the student radio station) puts on annually is so much fun
to be a part of. I didn't actually compete on a team, but I interviewed
teams to air on the Student Television Station. It is a lot of fun to
meet people from the community who participate.
What do you like most about going to UWSP?
My favorite part about attending UWSP is the people! There is rarely a
day when I walk between classes and I DON’T pass somebody, both students
and professors, that I can say "hi" to. I love the atmosphere of the
campus and I love that class sizes are small. Almost every professor I
have had at UWSP knows my name. I know that when I am in class I am
more than just a name on the class list, but I am a person.
Favorite hangout spot on campus:
My favorite place on campus is the Brewhaus
I love that it is so relaxed and it smells great! During the day it
is a great place to study and read, and at night it is buzzing with
people socializing and playing pool.
What do you like best about the Stevens Point community?
The Stevens Point community is a lot like where I’m from. It's a small
town, but it has a lot to offer. It's a perfect college town because
you can get to most places by walking. I also love that it is right on
the river, because that is a great place to go to relax. I've even
canoed down the river!
How has your interaction with professors benefited your education?
The faculty at UWSP is so accessible for students. I have never had a
professor that I have been nervous to talk to after class about a
question I might have. In the Communication department especially,
every faculty member will help you with course work, internships,
letters of recommendation, and career portfolios.
What are your career goals?
After graduation I want to work as either a reporter for a news station or get a job with a company doing media-relations work.
How has UWSP prepared you for your future?
My course work and extra curricular activities have really prepared me
well for jobs in media because I have worked first hand with the
equipment that I would be using if I get a job at a news station or at a
production company. I also really grew as a person here. I learned
responsibilities because I was living away from my parents and family
for the first time.
What advice would you give to a new UWSP student?
Throughout college I have repeatedly heard “you get what you put into
it.” and that is very clich, but it is so true! If you take advantage
of the student organizations, career services, on- campus events, and
seminars that UWSP offers, you will be able to gain so much from those
four years. If you choose to do your school work and that’s all, I
really think you would be missing a huge part of the experience.