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What should every freshman at your school know before they start?


I would tell myself to learn as much as you can in those high school years. In one month of college, I felt I had covered everything I learned in high school. I would also say to study and do your best always. It is your primary goal in life in your high school years to go to school and absorb as much information as you can. The possibilities in the future are endless with a broad range of knowledge. I believe the more a student is exposed to the more choices they have in discovering what they want to do in the future. And most importantly, believe in yourself that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind out to do. I firmly believe that you can do any task in life but whatever you do, do it the best you can.


You're going to make mistakes. You're going to make some bad friends, and do poorly in some classes. The trick to succeeding is to not let that get in the way of finding that balance between your academic and social life, because both end up being equally important contributors to your level of success in college. If you're not happy with your social life, often times your academic life suffers, and if you're not doing well academically then you start having a more stressful social life. Love what you're studying. You're looking at 4-5 years of 12-20 hour days, 4-7 days a week. It's going to be incredibly hard to keep up your grades if you hate your major. Grades are especially important these days because of the sheer number of people in college, graduate schools and employers have a fairly broad selection of students to pick from, which means for the sciences you're going to want to keep a GPA of about 3.5 or higher. Add volunteer work, clubs, and internships into the mix and you're looking at a solid resume for when you graduate.


When I was in high school, I worried so much about preparing myself and studying because I thought it was going to be very hard. Looking back now, I wish I could go back and tell myself to calm down. I would tell myself to not worry so much and college would be a good transition in my life. I also wish I could have told myself that making friends would not be as hard as I thought it would be; and leaving my old friends did not mean that I would never see them again. I was one of those girls who worried about everything and had to be organized. They helped me become who I am today, but sometimes I wish I had been a little more relaxed and had enjoyed my time while I was still at home. I would definintely tell myself to have more fun and make myself happy. But most of all I would tell myself to keep up the good work and let myself know that it will pay off in college.


Dear whoever you want to be, today is just like any other day of your life. Trust me the next few years will go fast. Right now you might think that all the work you do is pointless in high school. I know how that feels, life doesn't seem to reall until your on your own, but I realize now that when you turn your cheek to reality, you lose the sense of what will take place in your future. High school is where you gain all of your own stratagies and tactics to how you will thrive in college and the rest of your life. It may not seem important now, but when the time comes to actually live life, you'll learn to respect the time you spent developing the skills you're using in the present.


I would advise myself to look into getting more scholarships and grants as I am now very far in debt with loans and am only half-way through school. I also would have advised myself to think more about what I really wanted to do with my life because not knowing when you first start college really puts you behind in graduating and in finances. I would advise all high school seniors to create and follow your own dreams and not do what your parents push you to do.


I would have opted to stay in the dorms instead of living at home, because its a lot easier to meet people that way. Also i would have applied for more scholarships because college is a lot more expensive than it first seems. Lastly i would have looked up my entire path to becoming what i wanted to become so there would be no surprises along the way and i could plan more accordingly.


Everyone talks about college being a time of self-discovery- and it is. However, that doesn't mean you should enter college without goals. Take time to think about what you are passionate about and determine which careers might incorporate that passion. If you are unsure, talk to career services and see if they have questionnaires to help you find your interest. So many students spend a lot of time and money taking classes that don't ultimately help them to reach their goals. Once you have an idea of what you want to do, find out what you need to do to get there. Some programs require certain GPAs, others look at volunteer experience, others want letters of recommendation from professors, many graduate programs require taking the GRE, etc. Take some time to talk with your professors-- office hours are there for a reason! Even if you just have one question of clarification, you are showing them that you care. Finally, once you know what you really want to do, don't give up! Some classes are very challenging, but that doesn't mean you've chosen the wrong field. Anything worth having is worth fighting for.


If I could go back in time, I would tell my high school self that the going to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is the best decision you will ever make. I would encourage my senior self to always put my education first and to always make responsible decisions. I would encourage him to get good grades by using a diverse amount of study strategies, making friends in class, and always establishing a good relationship with his professors. The biggest piece of advice I would give my younger self is that he must be financially responsible and should save money at every chance possible. Other than that, I would praise my high school self for all the hard work he's done and reassure him that he will grow more as a young man than he ever could imagine.


Dear Self, Make a list of all the schools you want to attend and creat a pro and con list. Among the pros and cons make sure the items most essential to you are available at the university you choose. Tap into resources at the campus of choice early because it is FREE! Also, start working on your resume and searching for internships your freshman year of college. The economy is tough and you will need work experience in your field of choice before your degree is complete. Most jobs require a minimum of 2 years experience in the field in order to apply. Also, take advantage of opportunities on campus through the Office of Multicultural Affairs. There are free events to participate in confrences and workshops in the Midwest and across the nation.


Katie, As a high school senior, remember college is just the next step along the path of life. Pick the college that will make you happy and choose to be happy there. Get involved on campus, join clubs and meet new people. The best times you may have will involve the people you meet your freshman year so be open. Be willing to meet new people and don't be afraid to be yourself and let others see who you really are. Don't worry, you'll find your niche and the people who accept you, and most likely those will be the ones who become lifelong friends. Make opportunities for yourself. Don't be afraid to talk to your professors or ask for help, they are there to help and are more than willing. Overall, make the most out of your time at college and enjoy this step of your life, you won't regret it. Love, Katie


I would tell myself to spend more time in the library, that it would not be the end of the world if I had to stay in one weekend to make sure I get a better then decent grade on my tests. I would tell myself to apply for on campus jobs in advance, and not wait until the last minute because then they are already filled. I would also tell myself to apply for more scholarships, because my mother works very hard to support two children on her own, and does not have all the money in the world to keep sending me money every month for non school related expenses.


If I could speak to my high school self, I would tell her to not be afraid when she finally leaves home. I was so scared when I got to Eau Claire because I knew no one. I mostly stayed shut up in my room, hiding from the world, asking myself why I even came to college. This culture shock was really getting to me, until classes started. Although I was not great at meeting people, I excelled in the classroom. Through classes, I started to meet many people. I realized that everyone was in the same situation as me, and I decided to take a leap of faith. After the first few weeks, I finally broke from my room and started going to campus events and clubs, where I met even more amazing people. Now, I am constantly meeting new people and think of it as an adventure. It is always nice having a familiar face in the crowd, but when there are none, I learned that it is time to make one. I would tell my past self to go and greet the world because if I do not, then how will I ever truly know it?


I would tell myself that everything gets easier. The first week being away from home is the harderst for everyone, even people who think they don't get homesick. I would encourage myself that no matter how hard it may be, to push myself outside of my comfort zone, get to know new people and get involved on campus. I would also suggest (no matter what my new friends are doing) not to go home for at least two months. Time will fly by and the sooner I get to know my new campus and surrounding community, the sooner I will be able to feel at home in this new place. A final piece of advice I would offer to myself is that although the social aspects are important, remember to make time to concentrate on my studies. Doing all these things will ensure a great experience in my new environment.


I would tell myself to apply for every scholarship that I can. I would also tell myself to not be worried because everything isn't as scary and impossible as it may seem.


If I could travel back in time and give myself advice as a high school senior, I would have so much to say about the new and exciting period of time I would be about to enter. I would tell myself to not worry so much, because I tend to be a big worrier. I feel like I have grown so much in the few years that I have been attending my university. I would tell myself that college does not just stress hard work and dedication but can teach me some of the most important lessons in life. It has taught me both things specific to my major (Education and Spanish), like how important it is to work hands on in areas that interest you, and things that can help you in daily living, like how important it is to contribute to your community and how big of a difference you can make on others. I feel that I had no idea during my senior year of high school how relevant and intriguing college life can be. It would have been comforting for me to know then how wonderfully college life fits me.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself that all the stress involved in the college application process is worth it. The ACTs, the numerous college applications, and the scholarship deadlines are overwhelming at first, but in the end college is so worth it. Unlike high school, it's a place where you can be completely independent and not have to worry about what other people think. The ability to be yourself is the greatest reward.


The first thing I'd tell myself is to take every advantage of a situation that would allow me to learn. I might have taken this for granted in the past. Now I know how important it is to learn something new each and every day. I plan on doing this the rest of my life. The next thing I'd tell myself is to seek out leadership roles in school and volunteer organizations. I have done this over the past two years and the experiences have proven to be truly rewarding. I have benefited by developing leadership skills and I have helped others in need. It's truly rewarding to see appreciation on the faces of those less fortunate and to know I might have played a small role in helping someone's day be a little better. I have also benefited by meeting several new people and expanding my circle. This has exposed me to new ideas, cultures and value systems making me well-rounded. I've found it extremely helpful to listen to other points of view. It helps me understand the big picture.


"Well look who showed up," I imagine I'd hear my past-self say with a pompous look plastered on her face. However confident I appeared when concerning my future departure to college, I can't really fool myself. I know underneath that tough exterior I was frightened at the thought of leaving my home, friends, and family to join a mass of underage-drinkers, pretentious brainiacs, and then the curious people like myself. "Look at me now," I'd say to my past-self. "Look at how far you will come! Making the dean's list, declaring an art major--who knew you could make such a big decision?! Don't fret now about the future; take each day as it comes to you. Yes, you will have moments of extreme stress, but look at those times as opportunities to overcome the challenges that life sets before you. Trust me, this valuable skill may be the only thing you learn in college that will apply to life thereafter." If I knew then, what I know now...I wouldn't have had the exciting challenge of adapting to new people, new surroundings...a whole new stage in life.


Prior to attending college, I was all about trying to get a high paying job and attend college to please my parents. Throughout my experience here I have learned more about myself than I ever did in my eighteen years prior. I have learned what my beliefs are in humanity, politics, race, gender and other areas that involve such intellectual depth. I now have changed my goals of college not to just get a diploma that reserves my rights to a well paid occupation, but to develope myself to become the best person I become. I have become a person that does not care so much about pleasing my parents, but about how I can find an area of expertise that truly makes me happy. I want to find an area that I can recieve self-gratification, not just a pay check. For all of this, I have UW- Eau Claire to thank.


The most that I have gotten out of my college experience is a feeling of accomplishment. Also, my substituting teaching job that makes me be proud of myself. I like how students admire me because I feel special. Moreover, a feeling of security at my work place because I have Bachelor degree. Furthermore, I can use the skills that I learned at college to tutor youth at schools. I am enjoying volunteering and helping younger students in successful learning. I am proud that my major is mathematics because I feel needed at schools where I tutor and teach. I am confident that I will achieve my goals as long as I work hard. It is not only been valuable to me that attend college, but is also valuable to diverse students that I can inspire. Youth see me as a role model and it helps them to believe in themselves. Diverse students have a proof that they can make their dreams come true as long as they accept their differences and work through struggles.


I have gained so much from attending UW-Eau Claire my first semester. The most important thing that I have gotten out of attending college is I have learned that there are so many resources on campus that are there help you. I have used many of these resources such as career services, the student support services and many more that all helped me to declare a major that I am proud of. I went into my first semester thinking I wanted to become a nurse, but than after taking my first semester classes and taking some career services surveys I realized that what I really wanted to be was a physical therapist. Taking those surveys helped me to learn more about myself and what I really enjoy doing. If I had not come to UW-Eau Claire and gotten help from the career services people I would not have found my dream job and I would have been striving for a goal that wasn't true to my heart. That is what I have gotten out of my first semester of college.


During my college experience I have received many great experiences and life lessons. First I learned to be outgoing and talk to different people to make new friends. I have also learned how to live on my own and adjust to living far away from home. Out of my college experience I have advanced my education greatly and plan to continue that so someday I will receive a successful job in the future. That is one of the reasons why it has been valuable to attend because it will help me to pursue my future career and my college experiences taught me many life lessons that I have become very useful in my life while attending school. Last, it has been valuable to attend because it has opened my mind to many different ideas and knowledgeable information that I will be very helpful in my future experiences.


Going to college has made me appreciate the things I had before that I took for granted, and it has also given me new experiences I am glad to have had. On the one hand, I never realized before I came to college how much I loved being home. I love the area I'm from, and leaving it showed me how much I miss it when I'm away. I also have realized that I love being close to my family; now that I'm not with them all the time it makes the time we have together much more meaningful. I am glad I came to college because I have met new friends and I have now seen a part of the world that I never would have if I had stayed close to home. I'm exposed to new ideas and people every day and those experiences are invaluable.


I have gotten experience by living on campus that I was not able to achieve while living at home and attending school. It has been valuable to attend UW-EC because of the diversity not only among students but among teachers here as well. I have developed many friendships here, and some of them will last me a lifetime. I struggled alot last semester with personal issues that faculty and staff were extremely helpful in getting me the assistance I needed to get through my tough time. This campus is really focused on our success and I have yet to meet someone who is not willing to help someone who needs it. Eau Claire gives a nice sense of community and it is something I am proud to be part of in my secondary education. I will remember this place and visit often to continue the relationships that I have built.


Without a doubt, the biggest thing that I received from my college experience was my sense of wonder for the world around me. The college experience has prepared me to answer the question, "Why does this phenomenon occur and how does it affect the human experience?" The colleg e experience has prepared me to continue to answer this essential question and then complete an investigation of the question in professional, personal, and community endeavors. For example, my sense of wonder allowed me to assist with the creation of a corporate social responsibility program of a regional company. Personally, my sense of wonder has allowed me to continue my education. From a community perspective, my sense of wonder has allowed me to obtain leadership positions of various non profit organizations. The college experience was extremely valuable for me to sustain such a sense of wonder. The college experience provided me with various opportunitites to build upon my theory and practical assessment while being exposed to new ideas and methods of analyzing and thinking. I am extremely grateful for my college experience and all that it was and continues to offer me in life.


I grew up in a small town west of the Twin Cities and I had roughly 200 students in my graduating class. Of these 200 students, I was one of only four minorities. This has never been a circumstance of conflict, it is simply how I have grown up my whole life. One aspect of college that I have greatly appreciated is the immense diversity. I have found that diversity is an element that touches every nook and cranny of the college culture. From race to religion, courses to activities, the overall expansion of my environment is incredible. Listening to the experiences of a variety of people has opened my eyes to so many different ideas about life, which in turn as broadened my own curiosity about the world. With this diversity has come the presentation of unbelievable opportunities to travel and explore my immediate surroundings as well as those beyond. I believe that college is the one time in a person's life when they are meant and encouraged to throw themselves into the world and see what happens, and it is so enriching to be able to do just that.


Through my experience at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, I have become comfortable with a wider range of settings as well as building indispensable traits. The school has exposed me to a variety of classroom sizes and teaching structures which have helped me understand my own learning style. This, in effect, has helped encouraged me to adjust my studying habits which have helped improve my grades and overall academic performance. The responsibility I now feel toward my success has led me to become independent and more ambitious. These newly developed traits and habits have not been taken for granted. There is no doubt in mind that I would not have been so secure if I had not gone to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.


My experiences with college have given me a multitude of various things and information that I can take with me to use when I become a certified teacher. The organizations on campus that are catered to teaching majors have been very beneficial to me. As a result of being a member of such organizations, I have gotten a true and in-depth look at field of education and what it is that I am really getting myself into by pursuing a degree in education. Before attending college, I had basic assumptions of how things involving teaching would occur, but unfortunately many of my assumptions were incorrect. My college experience has helped me become more aware what it really takes to become a teacher and how the process actually works. All of the things that I have learned, both through lecture and experience, have been and will continue to be valuable to me. Since being here I feel as though I am much more prepared to enter the teaching field than I was in the past.


My college experience has really just begun. I have only just gotten involved in a sorority and have just gotten used to how classes work and how the university works. Because I am a transfer student, I find my experience to be an interesting one. I was unsatisfied at my previous school, I felt lost and small, but now that I am at UWEC, I have found my place and love the univeristy and it's community. I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else, and am thankful and glad for my transfer. Like I said, my journey as an undergraduate student just started. I am excited to carry out this journey at UWEC and can't wait to see what happens along this journey. So far, I have really learned a great deal about time management and prioritizing between friends and school. I find myself to be consumed with school and not too concerned with friends, but I have learned that the people you are surrounded with make or break your journey, not the education. As important as education is, you must find balance. That's my goal, to find balance.


I am a 32 year old, single mother of three wonderful children. After a break from education, it was a bit scary attending the university the first few weeks. Although, after the initial culture shock, my eyes have opened to many new ideas, and I have learned so much just in my first year at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (UWEC). Just five years ago, going to college was only a dream. The courses I have taken in my first year on campus were mostly humanities classes; which I tend to do very well in. But, unlike a technical college education, attending UWEC has, in a way, forced me to take classes I never thought I would do well in. For instance, Elementary Statistics is definately one classes I never thought I would be able to pass. I have found that with a little extra hard work, I am capable of successfully completing courses I never thought would be possible. In essence, I have definately found the much needed self-confidence that was lost when I attended high school.


College has undoubatble been one of the greatest undertakings in my life thus far. Beyond any class curriculum, college has educated me and instilled life lessons in me that reach further than any textbook or lecture could take me. It has opened my eyes to the world around me as well as shown me alot about myself I did not know. I have had the oppurtunity to meet amazing people from different walks of lifes, and it is nothing short of incredible to see how the yearning for education can bring such a diffusion of people together. Attaining my education has promoted integrety and responsiblity above all else, two traits that I feel denote success no matter what your future goals may be. I personally am amazed at how much I have been able to accomplish this far, but I feel the value lies in understanding how little it is of what I am yet to accomplish.


Jumping headfirst into a new environment, with only a light understanding of what lies ahead of you, is a real eye-opener. Though this college is fairly good at preparing you for your first semester, there is still a great deal that one must learn alone. Getting to know people and learning to communicate with new personalities is a great learning experience for anyone, and Eau Claire does a great job of breaking the ice. I am confident in the abilities of nearly all the professors I've encountered so far; they all seem very concerned and interested in the goals and success of the students they are teaching. Being passive and having a "it'll be fine" attitude does not help one's cause in the college world, and that was one of the biggest lessons I learned.


I think attendimg college is important in the sense that it allows people to be exposed to and to think about subjects they might not consider in a regular 9 to 5 job. The traditional US system of higher education makes no excuses for holding to a system of learning that does not provide practical, real-world experience. They emphasize a growth in knowledge, the understanding of the world and different cultures, and the kind of education that will make people what they deem to be well-rounded and literate. But at the same time, it would not be hard to incorporate required internships or practical tracks of learning for people who would like an advantage against their peers who chose to work for four years instead of going to college. Many, many college graduates find competition from people already settled into a career path. And many, many people graduate from college with a considerable amount of debt. But I am not worried about my debt. I do not regret going to college for the people I've met ane the subjects I've considered.


In high school everyone wonders, "What will I be when I grow up?". We all think this means what kind of job will I have. But really there are two questions buried in that one and my college experience has helped me answer both. First, what kind of person will I be when I grown up? Having roommates have taught me to share, be considerate, and work together. Difficult classes have taught me to persevere and strive to do my best. Friendship issues have taught me to be nonjudgemental, compassionate and to use mature methods to resolve issues. The answer to the second part of the question, "What will I be?" has me very excited about my future as a Speach and Language Pathologist. I knew I wanted something that would combine children and the medical field, but this field is something I had never been exposed to until I got to college. I have 3 more years to receive my Masters Degree, but already the personal growth and knowing I have found the right field for me, has made every minute and every dollar spent on college worth it.


Due to unforeseen events, I have had online classes ever since I've started my college carreer and I have learned that it takes a whole other level of discipline and motivation to be successful. While it is convenient for those who cannot attend a class on campus, it has made me value on campus classes a lot more.


I am very greatful for the quality of education that I am receiving at the school I am attending. I have been made aware of many aspects of life that I didn't have any previous exposure to. I hope to inspire my children to strive for excellence even if you face unexpected challenges along the way. I hope the education I am receiving will prepare me to better help the community that I work in and that I can really make a difference in helping people who have had little opportunities in life to acheive their greatest potential.


The college has made me realize how diffrent life is after high school. It required me to make decisions for myself, and to budget my money. It also made me realize how easy it is to spend a lot of money in no time, thanks to my loans.


I have gotten confidence and a sense of my own self idenity. I know that I can do anything I set my mind too. It has been valuable to attend because I will one day graduate with a nursing degree and be able to put my confidence to work helping other people.


I have gotten a lot out of my college experience so far, but I think that the most important thing that I have gained is my work ethic. I think that since going to Eau Claire, I have improved on getting things done in a timely mannor, as well as understanding what I am doing. I also think that I have gained a lot of skills so far, simply because they professors are so amazing. I have learned so much more than I thought I would have by now. I have gained a sense of self, and really found out what I am good at. I have developed people skills that I never thought I would have, and I cherish that.


I have only been in college for one completed semester and I have gained much in experience, knowledge, and friendships. I have volunteered at least thirty hours with Special Olympics, for Circle K, and elsewhere. I have accumulated more knowledge in Physics, Mathematics, Spanish, and Chemistry. But the most valuable experiences that I have endured is friendship. With my old friends and new friends, I have had great times and told great stories. We have had laughs and more laughs. We have endured our first finals "hell" week and survived together. For the three reasons listed above, it has been extremely valuable for me to attend because I know that my college experience has, is, and will mold into the valuable citizen I need to be.


I have learned a lot about respecting other people's opinions, especially when working on group projects. This is a very important skill to have for any career path, so I am very happy that my education has included more than just academic learning. I have learned how to interact with my peers and my professors in an appropriate manner which will benefit me throughout my life.


So far out of my college experience I have not really received much considering that I just started in the fall and I now am about to finish me first semester. I have received some freedom to make my own choices and to participate in some ministry activities through my school. Also I have started to figure out what I am going to do with my life after high school. Even though I am still stuck between two majors I have narrowed it down to just the two of them.


I think attending college provides opportunities for graduates which are not as widespread to those who have not received a higher education. It is also valuable to attend college to further your education. In the long run, you need a degree for most high paying jobs. You have the opportunity to gain valuable resources during your time in college and the more connections you have collected during your college career, the more options you will have when you begin your job search. Once you have ended your job search and have started your career, you make good money. Having a college degree often provides for greater job and making more money opportunity. A good education is beneficial from many different viewpoints. A college education and degree is a requirement of many professional jobs, a bachelor's degree is a minimum credential for teachers, engineers, commissioned officers in the military, and many salaried jobs in large corporations with a formal hiring process. A bachelor's degree is required for admission to law school or medical school, which – in turn – is a prerequisite to becoming an attorney or physician. Last but not least, you will have a job that will pay bill


My college experence has been a valuable accomplishment. Accomplishing and meeting the eligibility requirements for Phi Theta Kappa is a valuable asset. My husband is an active duty Marine, enduring numerous deployments has made school a challenge and a reward. Ultimately in the future, once accomplishing my dream of obtaining my diploma will ensure and establish a prospurious future for my two children, spouse and myself.


I have gotten a lot of things out of my college experience thus far. College took me away from everything I had grown up with, and it stretched my beliefs. Going to college shouldn't solely be based on earning a degree. College has forced me to find myself, who I really am, and to stick up for what I believe in. It is also a time where I have been provided with countless opportunities to stretch my knowledge on various subjects. I have been presented with situations where I have to choose how to handle it or how to react to it. College has allowed me to better form my character. By seeing such a diverse amount of students, I have been able to interact with many different individuals, and it gave me a better idea of the kind of individual that I want to be as I shape my character and become an important part of today's society.


I have met many new friends from different places and expanded my academic horizons by majoring a topic I would have never dreamed of! College has been valuable to me because as a shy person, I was held back. College has made me speak my mind and stand up for what I believe in!


At first I went to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and I just didn't fit in on the campus. I recieved extremely good grades and I made a lot of friends, but something was missing. I found that piece of myself when I transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The atmosphere both on and off campus provides an extremely comfortable and positive learning environment, which I was unable to find at my previous college. I have grown as an individual, changed my major, and have paved the way for my future since the beginning of this year. I plan on furthering my education beyond an undergraduate degree, and I have figured out more about my future than I ever thought I would. For once I'm not scared of college or what to major in -- I'm excited for wherever my future goes.


My college experience has been great here so far. There are so many activities going on around campus it's impossible to ignore. There is an extracurricular group for every person imaginable. Also, the quality of education is amazing. There are TA's but they are not the teachers. The professors are nice and always willing to help. They are genuinely good people, and they're good teachers too.


I have really seen the difference between a good university and a not so good university. For my freshman and sophomore year of college, I attended another university in wisconsin and I felt really out of place. The professors at my old university didn't seem to care much about me or my education. When I finally came to Eau Claire University, I could really tell that these professors care about the work I'm doing and how much I am learning. Not just how much I am learning, but also how I am applying to my life. My Eau Claire professors explains the course materials well and I am grateful to have them all as my educators.


I come from a small town with less than 500 people. Attending the UW in Eau Claire has helped me to see more diversity than what I ever could have experienced in my little home town. I've been able to meet people from all walks of life, different financial , religous, and cultural backgrounds. There are times that I have been able to sit and discuss politics and world issues with other students on campus. I feel that this is essential in helping me become a well-rounded and open-minded individual.