I came to UWM, because it was close to home.
It was just the right fit, but my first years weren’t very involved. I guess I was a little
bit overconfident. Then in my sophomore year, I was placed on academic probation and ended
up taking a year off after that. I knew right away when I left that I wanted to come back,
but eventually, I had someone who encouraged me. If you don’t go back, there’s not gonna
be much there for you as far as opportunities go. All it took was the effort and all that
stuff that I was worried about kind of like, worked out OK. I studied abroad in Taiwan.
That was great. Second trip was completely different. It was a co-op program sponsored
by Foxconn. I’ve had six internships. Some of the companies I’ve had internships with
have been Foxconn, Aurora Health Care, Northwestern Mutual, and even some local startups. Having
all those internships made it really easy for me to find a job after graduation. I’ve
accepted a position as an application systems engineer for Foxconn. UWM played an essential
role in paving out that future for me. None of the internships, none of the people I’ve
met, none of the opportunities I had would not have been there for me if I wasn’t a student.