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.
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
SheVegas. Sheboygan. Home. Whatever you call it, home is a wonderful place to be – so why not stay for college too? In addition to the significant cost savings, there is a heap of reasons to call this charming and quirky city your home for just a little longer. So, pause what you know about Sheboygan and the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus and reimagine yourself here. Continue reading Reimagine UW-Green Bay’s Sheboygan Campus
School. Work. Volleyball. Repeat.
That’s the life of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus freshman Sierra Pugh. A dedicated student-athlete, Sierra decided to move from Washburn, Wisconsin to start her college journey and continue her athletic career. The Marinette Campus gave her an opportunity to do both! Hard work is nothing new to Pugh – and both her major and sport require it.