Beyond the Classroom
From student-faculty collaborations to study abroad to on-campus internships, learn more about how students have taken their education beyond the classroom.
"My parents always told me to do what makes me happy. That’s how I ended up at UW Oshkosh, the only school in the state to offer a recording technology and music business degree. UW Oshkosh is helping me build a stage for my career so that when I graduate, I can use my knowledge and my guitar to share my passion for music and show the world what I can do."
Bachelor of Science in physics (secondary education) ‘07 -- Pursuing a Master of Science in Education (MSE) in curriculum and instruction “I’ve always valued learning new things. As a result, I knew that receiving my bachelor’s degree wasn’t the end of my academic journey. In order to succeed in my career and be the best teacher I can be for my students, I needed to continue to grow as an educator. Pursuing a graduate degree was a natural step."
Bachelor of Science in microbiology ‘09 -- Pursuing a Master of Science in microbiology “I decided to pursue graduate school knowing that a master’s degree would increase my chances of acquiring jobs in my field. Also, I wanted to further my education for the sake of learning and acquiring new skills."
Master of Science in Educational Leadership ‘03 -- Pursuing a Master of Science in Education (MSE) in reading education “I recognized a long time ago that I am a lifelong learner. UW Oshkosh's program balances the instruction of skills and use of technological tools to provide an educational experience that enables its graduates to be successful teachers and leaders."
"I chose UW Oshkosh for my graduate work because I saw the passion for providing outstanding nursing education in the leadership faculty when I was enrolled in UW Oshkosh's Accelerated Online Nursing program. I was impressed with the high standards set for the program."
"Nursing is in my blood. It is who I am. I grew up on a dairy farm where caring and nurturing animals/ others comes naturally. Both my mother and sister are registered nurses. They have made a wonderful impression on me, an impression that I would like to give another person someday."
"The nursing program is so interesting to me. I am going to miss the classes when I graduate. I find the professors extremely knowledgeable and nurturing. They all know how rigorous the nursing program is, and they are very considerate of our struggles.”
"My undergraduate experience at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Nursing was amazing and I found myself, even at that time, contemplating returning to complete my master’s degree at UW Oshkosh. After four years of working, I felt the time was right to return and begin the master’s program for nursing education."
"Nursing was always a career I wish I had pursued. UW Oshkosh’s Accelerated Nursing option gave me the opportunity to accomplish my goal of becoming a nurse. As a second-degree student, the program fit perfectly into my lifestyle."
"With its honorable reputation, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s College of Nursing assures that I will graduate with the imperative knowledge and advanced skills necessary to become a successful registered nurse. As I continue on through my next few years, I look forward to the career possibilities I will have and the lives I will influence."
A North Dakota resident, Lynn Molzahn dreamed of obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and becoming a registered nurse. In May 2008, Lynn was admitted to UW Oshkosh’s Accelerated Nursing Option.
Shino Iwashita is the voice behind the computer screen for the department of foreign languages and literatures, recording vocabulary lessons for the Web in Japanese as part of the Student Titan Employment Program (STEP).