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Jennifer Sims

Jennifer Sims

“I’d been exposed to professors who taught at UWFox from attending workshops and free programs in the community and was attracted to the campus through them. Plus the price was right!”

Age: 43

Hometown: Clayton, NC

Current residence: Appleton, WI

When attended UWFox: Spring 2010 – present

Background before UWFox:

Attended Clayton High School and graduated from HS when I obtained my GED.
During high school, I began a long period of working in the service industry, primarily as a cook. During the time I lived in New Orleans, I concentrated on bartending. My most interesting job to date was being a co-office manager at a glassblowing art factory. I spent two weeks in Europe at the beginning of 2001, and have travelled extensively up and down the eastern seaboard.

Why did you choose UWFox?

I’d been exposed to professors who taught at UWFox from attending workshops and free programs in the community and was attracted to the campus through them. Plus the price was right!

Have you chosen a major?

English

What are you learning that you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

The diversity of the classes, from the natural and social sciences to the literary classes I’ve taken at UWFox have broadened my life perspective immensely, which I find to be as important, if not more so than obtaining my associate degree.

What are your career plans after UWFox?

After completing my coursework at UWFox I plan on transferring to UW-Madison where I’ll earn my bachelor’s degree. I’ll go on to obtain my master’s degree and then pursue a career in editorialship and book indexing.

Other interesting things about yourself that you’d like to share?

I wish I could continue my undergraduate studies at UWFox!  I find the professors to be incredibly talented, passionate and easy to engage. In addition to attending college at UWFox, I tutor at the Fox Cities Literacy Coalition, am on the Adult Program Committee at the Appleton Library, and work part-time at Big Lots in Appleton.


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