With #gbmovein just two weeks away, we have two more hardworking summer employees to feature under the Summer Staff Spotlight! This spotlight is on our returning Social Media Specialist Ben Berndt! He has been working with us in this position for the past three years and will continue with us throughout the next academic year. The duties of our Social Media Specialist include managing UWGB Residence Life’s official39760812_224585628401891_4024661072504946688_n social media platforms, generating content, helping with marketing efforts, and even attending programs to take pictures.

Ben is going to be a senior this year at UWGB studying Communication (PR, Organizational Communication, and Social Media). He is originally from Omro, Wisconsin, which is about an hour south of Green Bay. His favorite part about working with Residence Life is the flexibility that the job provides. He loves having a lot of creative freedom over Residence Life’s social media platforms. When not working at Residence Life, Ben is a Co-Director of the University Student Ambassadors, Director of Communication for the Green Bandana Brigade, and the Executive Communications Director for RHAA. Thank you Ben for another great summer and we look forward to having you as part of the Residence Life team for the rest of the year!

Fast Facts!

Name: Ben Berndt

Year in School: Senior

Major: Communication (Public Relations, Organizational Communication, and Social Media)

Hometown: Omro, WI

Favorite Part about UWGB: The various connections that can be made, since we are a smaller university, I am able to connect with upper administration, faculty, and staff that I may not be able to at a larger school.

Favorite Class/Professor: Social Media Strategies with Danielle Bina

Best Study Spot on Campus: The Library Commons or the Office of Student Life

Favorite Movie: Definitely Maybe or Pitch Perfect

Current show you are binge watching on Netflix/Hulu: 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale

Hidden Talent: Juggling

Are you a cat or dog person? Dogs, but I do like cats.

Best piece of advice you ever received: Everything happens for a reason.

If you could trade lives with anyone for a day, who would it be? Beyonce, duh!

If you were stranded on an island and could bring three items, what would they be? Probably just a blanket and a pillow because there is no way I could survive in nature.