SBT, Ranger Link take UW-P message on the road
- Helping high school and community college students understand the challenges and rewards of a university education;
- Improving marketable skills;
- Gaining experience and strengthening resumes
These were just some of the benefits our students and students at area secondary and post-secondary institutions received from a fall semester Ranger Link program sponsored by the UW-Parkside School of Business and Technology (SBT). Under the supervision of Marketing Professor Peter Knight and Academic Advisor Trudy Biehn, a group of nine students proudly represented the SBT during visits to local schools and during UW-Parkside Experience Days held here on campus.
"The School of Business and Technology nominated nine students, representing all areas of study, to develop an outreach program to promote relationships with area secondary and post-secondary institutions," Biehn said. "The project was also intended to help students improve professional and presentation skills to enhance qualifications for future careers."
Students who visited five high schools and a two-year institution were: Business Management majors Ana Garcia, finance and marketing concentration; Brian Hill, marketing concentration; Cedric Ray Jr., general business concentration (he also served as the group's photographer and as the social media intern); Christina Schmitz, human resources concentration; Jenna Stengert, accounting concentration; Stephanie VanDeBunt, marketing concentration; and Longyun Zhou, finance concentration. Management Information Systems majors were Yuni Nfor and Janeal Power, who also represented computer science.
The students created a YouTube video and what Trudy called "an exceptional Power Point presentation" to highlight UW-Parkside and showcase SBT's programs to students at Kenosha Bradford, Westosha, Wilmot, Greendale, and Oak Creek high schools as well as the College of Lake County. They also attended 4 UW-Parkside Experience Days.
The UW-Parkside fall 2011 Ranger Link program was made possible by a grant from the Mary Frost Charitable Trust.In the photo, shown from left, are Cedric Ray Jr., Yuni Nfor, Brian Hill, Ana Garcia, Stephanie VanDeBunt, Christina Schmitz, Jenna Stengert, Longyun Zhou, and Janeal Powell.