Fall Semester First Year: GPS Course
During this experience so far, we researched different majors and minors available at UWGB. After attaining information about different opportunities we were able to attend a majors fair where we could talk one on one with professors from any field of study asking them specific questions. Being apart of the program has helped me realize that I no longer want to be a Human Biology with an emphasis in Health Science major but instead I learned I want to pursue Social Work with a possible minor in Psychology. This class has helped with my exploration, personal, professional and civic growth by teaching me new organizational skills (semester at a glance assignment) by looking at class syllabus’ and planning ahead. I’ve also learned how to look at and calculate my grades ahead of time so I can be aware of what I need to work harder on.
Fall Semester First Year: Zeta Omega Tau
In order to officially become a sister you must attend and achieve quite a bit of things. Some requirements include, Rush Week → Bid Day (if accepted) → Initiation → 6 wk Pledge Process (quizzes (80%), who’s who, fundraiser, community service, socials, Mom & Little time, Big & Little time) → Final → Induction (if accepted) However, the process is most definitely worth it. During the experience of being a sister you open yourself up to a ton of new resources and opportunities. Not only do you have love and support from your sisters, even after graduation, but you make connections with people from all over. Possibly you meet your future employer!
Spring Semester First Year: Take Human Development, Environment and Sustainability, and/or Intro to Human Services
These courses are in my shopping cart for the spring semester of my first year because not only do they meet general education requirements but they sound like interesting courses. Through these courses I hope to obtain an AB grade as well as discover my true passion and whether or not Social Work is really for me.
POSSIBLE Spring Semester First Year: Social Work Club
Social Work Club is open to any students interested in promoting social justice and working toward social change. Promoting social work values within the university and surrounding community through Service, Celebrating Diversity and Social Justice, Advocacy, and Community. The Club meets at least once per month. I think this club will allow me to discover the different aspects of Social Work and if it’s for me.
Fall Semester Second Year: Take Courses geared towards my major/minor.
I will speak with academic advisors and pay close attention to the courses and general education requirements needed for graduation. By doing this early on I will be getting a head start on plans for and after graduation as well as be academically comfortable with where I stand.
POSSIBLE Fall Semester Second Year: Volunteer for Brown County Pals Program for Abused & Neglected Kids
Volunteers spend their time in recreational or learning activities in the community or the volunteer’s home. These children may be in the home of a parent or other relative, a foster parent, and may have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment, incarcerated parents, or have deceased parents. Volunteers are matched based on compatibility with a child’s behavior, personality, and interests. Volunteers commit to contact the child at least two or more times per month. By being apart of this program not only will I be getting involved and helping in a way that matters but I’ll be discovering which groups of children I best like to work with and how to manage with certain adaptations being made to them.
Spring Semester Second Year: Study Abroad (about 3 weeks – w/ Faculty)
Each trip is different however, there are many benefits to study abroad. Some of them include: being able to step outside of my comfort zone, experience new perspectives, explore different courses, ideas, and cultures, as well as possibly learn a new language. Studying abroad is something I’ve always wanted to do and I can’t wait to get the chance to travel outside of the country, especially with an academic purpose in helping others in need.