There are lots of reasons for choosing a university. Maybe not near the
top in sheer numbers but an excellent reason is family. Jenna
Stengert chose UW-Parkside because her mother was recovering from
surgery. Jenna wanted to stay close to home.
Choosing and staying, however, are two different things. "I stayed
at UW-Parkside because I fell in love with it," Jenna says.
She stayed, and got involved. Jenna is an accounting tutor at the
tutoring center, participates in volunteer income-tax assistance (VITA),
is developing an accounting club with Professor Zhemin (Jamie) Wang,
and has an internship in the Treasury Department at Jockey
International. But wait...there's more: She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma
and Beta Gamma Sigma honors societies.
"My accounting professors in the Business Department are amazing,"
Jenna says. "I have never left a class feeling like I did not learn
something, and their doors are always open. If you take advice from your
professors and keep an open mind, your opportunities are endless."
Jenna has some advice for future UW-Parkside students, especially those who live close to the campus.
"I feel like many high school students in the area don't take
Parkside as seriously as other options, I know I didn't at first," Jenna
says. "Our business school is accredited by AASCB-International, just
like Madison or Whitewater. And the professors, with smaller classes,
have more time for each individual student.
"Parkside has taken me to China, and has landed me an internship
with an amazing company. I feel very blessed to be receiving my
undergraduate education here."