For the first time, the University is hosting an Employee Education Fair on Monday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Reeve Memorial Union ballroom. Participants are welcome to stop in any time during the event hours.
“Our goal is to provide employees with an opportunity to see what education opportunities are available to them right here at UW Oshkosh,” said Karen Heikel, Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE) assistant vice chancellor.
All UW Oshkosh employees, their families and the community are invited to attend the education fair to explore noncredit and certificate program options and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered at UW Oshkosh. Free parking will be available in Lots 13, 15 and 32.
All educational backgrounds are encouraged to attend; the education fair will provide information on admission into UW Oshkosh, financial aid and tuition reimbursement options, and study abroad opportunities.
Admissions counselor Terrence “Timber” Smith, currently a UWO graduate student, earned his bachelor’s degree from UW Oshkosh in June 2011 through the Graduation Project. Even though Smith took a detour from getting his bachelor’s degree, he is passionate about learning.
“UW Oshkosh offers so many programs. There are things you probably wouldn’t even realize that UW Oshkosh offers, and one of those educational offerings might really be your passion. Going to the education fair gives you the opportunity to see what UWO offers,” Smith said.
Smith, who is enrolled in the Educational Leadership graduate program, said continuing his education has been rewarding and given him a sense of personal and professional growth.
“The world around us is constantly shifting, and working for the University is a changing environment, so you’ve got to constantly be changing yourself. We’ve got to constantly be upgrading our skills — we can no longer be 1.0, we’ve got to upgrade to 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0,” Smith said. “This education fair gives you an option to see what direction that is for you.”
The Employee Education Fair is sponsored by the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE), the Office of Graduate Studies and the Classified Staff Advisory Council (CSAC). For more information, contact LLCE at (920) 424-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.