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Spring 2009

  • John Erickson (BA in English; minor in Women’s Studies) is working on a master’s degree in California at Claremont Graduate University and working as a Graduate Assistant and Program Coordinator at the Queer Resource Center at Pomona College. “I am breaking the norm here,” John stated, “for I am the first guy in the Applied Women’s Studies program.” His area of interest is AIDS in relation to women with a special focus on transmission and prevention.
  • Andrew Havlovick (BS in Radio-TV-Film; minor in Business Administration) was teaching English with his fiance in Suwon, South Korea, and signed a one-year contract that ended August 2010. One needs only a Bachelor’s degree to teach English in South Korea and, according to Andrew, “the pay and benefits aren’t too shabby either! I never imagined that after graduation I would be teaching English to elementary school children but it’s very rewarding to see the impact I have on my students’ English skills, even after two short months." Andrew hoped to find a job in business-to-business sales after returning to the U.S. In the meantime, he was making the most of his time in Asia: “Both Gina and I definitely agree that right after college was the perfect time in our lives to travel, before the rest of our lives got in the way. When else does a person have this kind of opportunity?”
  • Anne Herlache (BS in Psychology; minor in History) is working on a master’s in Experimental Psychology at UW Oshkosh. “So far it’s going really well. It’s challenging, but rewarding,” Anne remarked. “I’m currently working on expanding the research I started with Dr. Anca Miron for my Honors thesis. We are also developing another research design on an unrelated topic.” She is also working during the day as a graduate assistant for the psychology department, as well as in the evenings for the Center for Academic Resources. As for future plans, she would like to apply to PhD programs.
  • Ashley Johnson (BS in Political Science; minor in Legal Studies) is working for Ricoh Business Solutions in Appleton selling software and hardware. She also plans to apply to law school.
  • Tyler Krombholz (BBA in Marketing) is working as a financial representative at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Oshkosh. He helps clients achieve their financial goals through insurance, investment and retirement solutions.
  • Bethany Lerch (BA in German and BA in International Studies) worked at a grammar school in Koblenz in the heart of the German Rhineland as an English Teaching Assistant, an opportunity made possible by the U.S. State Department and PAD, a German academic exchange organization. She also served as the students’ guide to all things relating to the U.S. and American culture. Bethany was then awarded a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to complete graduate study abroad and is curently studying at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. Her studies include Fundamental Issues and Structures of Terrorism and Research Methods. “We are given approximately twenty hours of reading per class per week so the emphasis is very much on independent learning.” Bethany plans to graduate in November 2011, and then hopes to work on national defense issues and policy in Washington, D.C.
  • Kylie McGowan (BS in English; minor in Journalism) is interning in Oshkosh at Triangle Manufacturing where she researches new sales leads, maintains the company blog, assists with social media communications and is starting a new marketing campaign to bring in more business. Kylie is also working as a writer for the Winnebago County Literacy Council where she produces press releases, donation letters and grant proposals.
  • Ben Vollbrecht (BS in Computer Science; minor in Mathematics) is working at ImproMed, Inc., a local business that is the largest manufacturer of management software for the veterinary industry, as a web developer. “ImproMed is located right here in Oshkosh on Ohio Street just over the bridge from the university,” Ben remarked. “We develop software such as our main product, Infinity, and provide services for veterinary practices.”
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