This Spotlight series recognizes a UWFox student's academic achievements and personal story. Students are nominated for this spotlight by faculty and staff.
Name: Alexandria Masuca
Currently Residing: Appleton
Current program/major: Accounting
Why did you choose UWFox?
I chose UWFox because it is close to home. I didn’t really want to go away for college because it just wasn’t something that interested me. Being close to home and my family was important. I also chose it because of the affordable tuition and the small class sizes.
Why did you choose your program/major?
I chose accounting because I ended up really enjoying it my last semester of senior year. I had never taken an accounting class and wanted to major in business, so I knew I would have to take accounting eventually. The first day of accounting, I knew it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
A lot of my time outside of school is taken up by work or homework. When I do get free time, I am curled up with a good book, cuddling with my cats, or coloring. I also hang out with my friends frequently.
What do you plan to do after UWFox?
After UWFox, I plan to transfer to UW Oshkosh to earn my bachelor’s degree in accounting. Once I earn my bachelor’s degree, I’d like to further my education by becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UWFox students?
If you aren’t sure what to major in, take a variety of different classes because you could find something you’re interested in. Pay attention in class and ask questions, the professors and staff are always willing to help you.
What is something unexpected or surprising that has happened during your time at UWFox?
Two things that I have found surprising are the number of clubs that are available and the supportiveness of each professor. I realized that there are clubs for things that I never thought of before. For example, there is a ballroom dance club. I also realized that every professor just wants to see you succeed and they will help you to the best of their ability.
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