Public Affairs – UW-Green Bay’s New Degrees & What You Can Do with Them

Do you have a desire to help people? Are you curious about societal structures and how they impact everyday life? If this sounds like you, pursuing a program of study in public affairs may be a good fit for you! As a multidisciplinary field, public affairs is broad-reaching and uses strategies and principles from multiple academic areas. It encompasses a range of career options, from City Manager to Chief of Staff for a State Legislator to a Human Rights Officer and many more.

Read on to learn more about the different public affairs programs offered at UW-Green Bay and what you can do with them. Hint: many of our students double or even triple major since the programs mentioned below are so connected, it’s usually only a few more credits to add another major! Continue reading Public Affairs – UW-Green Bay’s New Degrees & What You Can Do with Them

When Should I Start Touring Colleges?

While there is no “right” time to start touring colleges, many students begin touring colleges during their junior year of high school. Of course, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t begin thinking about college until junior year of high school. A good rule of thumb is to do some preparation prior to touring a college. This preparation can include verifying that the school has your program of study (or programs of interest if you are undecided), researching the size of campus and how far away or close to home it is. Answering these types of questions can help you create a list of potential colleges and eliminate any that don’t align with what you’re looking for. Continue reading When Should I Start Touring Colleges?

Be Mine: Free Money

Cut out heart with Be Mine written on it.Riddle us this – what do Valentine’s Day and the UW-Green Bay scholarship deadline have in common? They are (almost) the same day! Love is sweet, but so is free money for your education. Be your own valentine and submit your scholarship application by February 15.

Scholarships are free money that will help you fund your education. You do not have to pay the money back (like a loan). In this post, we’ll go over UW-Green Bay Foundation Scholarships as well as learn more from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation about the scholarships they have available to students. Continue reading Be Mine: Free Money

A Rising Phoenix: Drew A.

Green Bay Preble High School student Drew is part of Rising Phoenix, a program that allows high school juniors and seniors to finish their high school diploma and earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree simultaneously. So, what does “dual enrollment” in high school and college look like for Drew?

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How to Transfer Colleges

Students transfer between colleges for a variety of different reasons, but ultimately, your education is just that – YOURS! Finding a path that fits your personal, educational, financial, and career goals are all important factors in considering whether or not to transfer, and where to. When considering transferring, keep these things in mind. Continue reading How to Transfer Colleges

What are the Types of Campus Housing in College?

What are they like? Do college dorms have bathrooms?

These seem to be the questions running through students’ minds as they embark on the journey of finding the college they will attend. It can be nerve-wracking, moving away from your home and settling into a college dorm for the first time. Though it can be stressful, there are ways to avoid the stress of finding a space that works best for you!

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What Should I Major In?

Life seems to make us believe that we must have it all figured out – including when it comes to your college major. It can be daunting to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life, especially for high school students. We’re here to tell you it’s okay to pump the brakes. You don’t have to know what your end goal is yet.

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How to Afford College

“Can I afford college?” “I don’t want a lot of debt.” “Is this too much to take on?”

Paying for college is a big question for many students who are getting ready to start their higher education journey. While looking at the dollar signs of your top college choices can be intimidating, it doesn’t need to stop you from getting an education. There are several steps you can take to lessen the hit on your wallet, without sacrificing academic integrity.

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