My day starts bright and early in the morning at 7 am. Waking up around the same time helps me to feel better in the morning and fall asleep better at night. I live on-campus in a traditional apartment, so I don’t have far to go to get to anywhere on campus. I enjoy morning workouts as a good way to wake up and relieve stress, and the Kress is a great place to go for a much-needed stress reliever. I also try to do some of my homework and studying before heading to class, since I work after class on some days.
Depending on the day of the week, I either have two or three classes. Some days I start around 9, and other days I’m not in class until the afternoon. On my later days, I meet up with friends before calculus in a lounge area outside of the lecture hall. I sit and chat with some friends or discuss the homework to pass the time before my day actually gets going.
On the days when I have early classes, I go to the Cofrin Library after I’m done for the day. When I go to the library, I like to find a comfy place to study before work. I feel studying in the library helps me to concentrate and I am able to get more work done during the time I am there. I will find a quiet table to sit at and spread out all my textbooks and notebooks to study and do homework. I like to organize my workspace and have lots of room so that I can spend more time focusing on the work I need to get done.
Around 4:30 pm I will wrap up the work I am doing and head to grab a snack before I begin work at 5 pm in the admissions call team. If you’re a prospective student, you may have gotten a call from me! The admissions call team reaches out to students who have expressed interest in UW-Green Bay. We answer as many questions as we can, giving you a student perspective on what it’s like to be at UW-Green Bay. We call about anything from campus visits to applications and registering for orientation. The best part about that job (besides being a paid position) is talking to the next generation of UW-Green Bay Phoenix!
Another activity outside of class that I take part in is the Resident Hall and Apartment Association, or RHAA. When I’m not working for the call team, I likely have an RHAA meeting to attend. RHAA is an organization for anyone who lives in housing to share concerns, programming ideas, or anything else like it. Think of it as a student government for on-campus living. I like to stay involved so that our space is welcoming and fun for everyone!
At the end of the day, it feels good to kick back and relax! My days might be a little busy, but I’m doing my best to stay involved while getting my work done. I like the freedom that I have in my schedule to prioritize the things that are important to me outside of class.
Jordan Blohm is a freshman at UW-Green Bay. She’s majoring in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics, while also minoring in Business Administration and Actuarial Science. Jordan hopes to become a Data Science Analyst after undergrad.