|Major/Minor:||Applied Mathematics Major, Economics Major with a Quantitative Concentration and Monetary and Financial Concentration.Â Business Minor|
Ranger Dance Team, Ranger Bear Team, Parkside Student Government, Student Organization Council.
I have lived in all three residence halls and Ranger Hall will always be my favorite!
Brickstone Grill and Eatery at night when there's no one there.
Villa D'Carlo on 6th ave in Kenosha. Although The Den takes a close second!
Keno (the drive-in movie theater) and taking dance classes
Lifeguarding (HESM 232) It was fun, challenging, and I got a great job out of it!
Anyone in the Economics department. They care so much about our little Econ family and want the best for each and every one of us. Dennis Kaufman is one of the most patient and passionate professors I have ever had, Farida Khan is always willing to adjust her classes/ projects to meet the needs and interests of her students and Norm Cloutier is truly a person that will go the extra mile to help any student.
It's small enough that you can sit down in any class and know somebody but big enough that you can avoid the people you don't like. Plus, by having small departments you have the same professors more than once so they really get an opportunity to understand you and the work that you do so they are better able to guide you in making decisions for life after college.
I first started at Parkside as a Youth Options student, where you can take college classes in high school. And I only picked UW-P because it was the shortest drive. But once I realized that their course catalog is super easy to navigate and that I am given the freedom to choose from not just majors, but concentrations with in majors, certificates, etc. I knew that Parkside would give me an education customized to my interests and a network of faculty I can turn to for advice.
Don't just take classes because it says to in the course catalog. You can't look at your courses as just "something you have to do to get your degree." Recognize the opportunity you have to learn from your professors. You're not here to get a diploma, you're here to get an education. Also, don't settle with one major, there are so many smaller options like minors and certificates that you can earn credit for doing other things you love. You can't bog yourself down with just one topic all day, every day. Be well rounded because I guarantee when you get to be old like me you will say to yourself, "Man! I really wish I would have taken that class."