Getting Involved is Key
to College Success
One of the keys to having a complete college experience is involvment with
activities, events and people who will test your strengths and encourage you to
test yourself. Caitlin Lindsay is a prime example of how students can
get involved, network and apply valuable life skills in any activity she does.
Lindsay appreciates students, professors and faculty alike as mentors and
inspiration to help her achieve higher success.
“We kind of challenge each other to outdo the other one. If one of them
graduates with high honors, our goal is to graduate with highest honors. It’s
friendly competition,” said Lindsay, regarding her competitive relationships
with her friends. She has been involved with numerous extra-curricular
activities, ranging from Greek life to working at the Student Affairs office.
As Lindsay’s college career has progressed, she has strived to relate to
everyone she encounters as she has done in Delta Phi Epsilon, the sorority she
serves as president.
“Sororities are made up of a wide range of majors and that has really helped me
to look at things in different perspectives because you talk to your sisters
about everything,” said Lindsay. “You have to learn to respect other peoples’
opinions and present yours in a respectful way.”
Lindsay strongly believes getting involved is beneficial in many forms, and
resume building is crucial for post graduation plans. Her resume is certainly
fulfilling as she is currently working three jobs: two in the Admissions office
and interning for the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, shadowing leaders of
different departments within student affairs, attending meetings for budgeting,
and performing various other tasks. She is also president of the White Rose of
the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and has participated in the Student Alumni
Association, Multicultural Leadership Conference, and several other clubs and
However, it is not just about listing another activity on her resume; the
experience of being active on campus and active with the area community are
truly valuable. “These activities are a chance to relieve stress and see which
processes of relaxation can do that for someone as an individual,” said
General Education Program (GEP) at UW- Stevens Point has also opened Lindsay to
a variety of new interests or career paths. Although she has declared a double
major in sociology and social work, she still enjoys topics she had not
previously pursued. The GEP introduces students to different fields of studies
through required credits in basic subjects. This is especially useful to
undecided majors since the exposure can spike interests in unknown careers.
Lindsay’s involvement is representative of a student body willing to get
involved to better the university, their fellow peers and themselves. Lindsay
is thriving in a community at UW-Stevens Point that encourages students to be
adventurous and learn through experience.
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