This Spotlight series recognizes the academic achievements and personal story of a UWFox student. Faculty and staff nominate students for this spotlight.
Name: Jada Taylor
Hometown: Greenville, WI
Current program/major: Management and Communication Studies
High School Attended: Appleton North
Why did you choose your program/major?
During a summer internship a few years ago, I worked with a non-profit organization, Appleton Downtown, Inc., to help promote the Midweek Farmers Market. After that internship, I became very interested in the logistical aspects of business and non-profit organizations, so I joined DECA during my senior year of high school. My interest in business only grew as I became more involved in DECA and, because of that experience; I decided to pursue a business major.
Why did you choose UWFox?
I chose UWFox because it is extremely affordable compared to other universities. I also really enjoy my current job, so I am glad I am able to continue to work there during the school year to save for school. Being able to live at home to save money and see my family is important to me as well.
What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
One thing I find interesting about the business field is the vast number of opportunities available. Business is everywhere and there are so many different paths one may pursue. I am excited to learn more about the various industries that I may choose for my career.
What do you plan to do after UWFox?
I plan to attend UW-Oshkosh to get my bachelor’s degree in management and minor in communications.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UWFox students?
Meeting with professors is very helpful. Do not be afraid or hesitant to talk to your professors if you have questions. They truly want you to succeed in their class and they are very understanding!
What is something unexpected or surprising that has happened during your time at UWFox?
When I began my first semester at UWFox, I expected to just go to my classes and go to work, nothing too complex. As I continued, I became involved with Cru, a Christian organization on campus, which helped me get involved and connected with people and our school. I did not expect to make a lot of new friends with UW-Fox being a two-year school, but being involved has resulted in many new relationships and opportunities.
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