The past eight weeks have been a blur. They’ve been trying, stressful, and challenging for us all – but they’ve also been promising here at UW-Green Bay. As orientation and registration commence, we’re seeing that our students are still keeping their eyes on the future and striving towards their goals. They’re still getting accepted, signing housing contracts, and enrolling in classes for the fall semester. Things may not be normal, but our resilient and driven students are not backing down.
UW-Green Bay has over 100 majors, minors, and emphasis areas – so how do you choose?! Well, we figured we could send some students your way to tell you about their majors and what they love about them. Hopefully, their stories will spark something in you!
Working on campus at UWGB is an incredible experience. You meet a lot of new people, make new friends, build up some valuable skills, and make a bit of extra money while doing it. When I started college, I hadn’t planned on working in as many different positions as I have, but now I’m glad that I did. Working in a variety of different jobs, with a variety of different people teaches you a lot about your ideal work environment, the kinds of work that you like or don’t like, and the conditions you need to do your best work possible.
Having internships can help prepare you for your future, help you decide what you like, and make your overall college experience more fun! I found that I love working in sports, specifically the marketing entertainment side of sports. For the last two years, I have been fortunate to have worked for the Green Bay Packers. If you didn’t know, Lambeau Field is just 20 minutes from campus. I was already a sports fan, but being able to be on the field for my favorite team was unreal. I will never forget the first time I was on the field for the national anthem and the flyover – it was breathtaking.
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.
The oldest of three and a first-generation college student, Vicki (Glaser) Ritchie knew that she would have to work hard to pay for college on her own – but she also knew it was worth it. When she left Howards Grove High School and stepped onto UW-Green Bay’s Sheboygan Campus for her first year she didn’t realize the doors that she had just opened for herself.
While living in a world of online learning, professors and students alike are having to get creative. Some are taking it in full strides and rising to the challenge, like UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus first-year student Kianna Bulin.
In 2010, Amber (Kaufman) Myszka stepped onto the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus as a freshman to kick off her college career. A Marinette local, Myszka knew the value of her community and made the easy choice to stay in her hometown. We sat down to ask Amber all about her experience at the Marinette Campus, and what she’d do differently if she had the chance.
Almost all, if not all students have been transitioning to online classes. I know some people prefer online learning for its flexibility but for me, it’s been devastating. It’s okay to be upset about your classes moving online. For some of us college students, we attended a university because we wanted in-person learning for our degrees. We lived in the dorms to get away from home and live a social lifestyle with our friends. And before we knew it, we attended our last lectures and were asked to move out as soon as possible. We were asked to cancel our spring break trips and some of us didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to our classmates. Continue reading Transitioning to Online Learning
We’re in a time where we are asked to stay far apart, but it’s also a time where we need to be closer than ever. Virtually at least. We’ve been hearing the phrase, “This is our new normal,” a lot lately. This is our new normal, for now, and some of us have been in denial about it. Some moments I’ve been having so much fun that I appreciate it and miss it before it’s over. Other times I have been reminded of memories that I’ve taken for granted. I am sure we all have. But never did I think I would be asked to imagine or LIVE a day where even going to the gym, the park or a friend’s house for a few hours would be taken for granted. Everyday casual activities are being limited in a matter of minutes leaving us bored at home. We took something as simple as a human touch for granted. Continue reading In a Time of Uncertainty