Name: Chelsey Wasielewski
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Hometown: Greendale, WI
1. Why did you choose UW Oshkosh?
When I was going into my Senior year in high school, I went on a bunch of college tours. Oshkosh was the third school I visited. Immediately I felt at home. You hear people talking about just getting that "vibe" and that was true for me. It felt like the perfect size school, and because I came in the summer, the campus looked beautiful!
2. What will you take away from your time here, other than a degree?
I am walking away with much more than a degree. Through my involvement on campus and in the community I am walking away a more well-rounded person. I have enhanced my leadership and speaking abilities, I have gained tangible skills, and I have become a better person.
3. Tell us about your favorite class or your favorite professor at UW Oshkosh.
My favorite class that I have taken was Psychology of Gender because it was that class that essentially shaped the rest of my undergraduate career. And the professor who taught the class is my favorite professor, and honors thesis advisor - Dr. Erin Winterrowd. This class led me to the pursuing of my minor, Women and Gender Studies, and it also led to my CARE internship, which I later became Student Director of. This class allowed me to foster my passions and helped direct me in a path that I was excited and passionate about.
4. What advice would you give incoming freshmen about making the most of their time here at UW Oshkosh?
GET INVOLVED! Join ANYTHING that interests you. Seriously. Find what brings you joy and what you are passionate about and find a club or student org that fits.