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Student Success Stories: Joey Petryniec

Meet Joey Petryniec! Joey is a Senior graduating Spring 2022. His major is Criminal Justice and minor is Sociology. Joey is also receiving a certificate in Social Equity and Diversity.

Joey came to UWO campus in 2018 after graduating from Huntley High School in Illinois. He has played baseball here at UWO for 4 years and has loved every minute of it. Joey feels baseball helped him gain many valuable life lessons and has led him to make amazing friendships.

During his career at the UWO campus joey held a job as a Community Service Officer at the UWO Police Department (they’re hiring). Working on campus gave Joey the tools and experience to further enhance his skills as a future police officer, “I had the privilege of being mentored by and learning from the many great Officers at UWO.”

Joey came to the Career and Professional Development office to use the Career Closet. Joey explains that the Career Closet, “helped me find appropriate clothing that I could use for interviews and other events.” Using the Career Closet helped him feel prepped and confident for interviews and networking events. He felt he was ready professionally. Joey also mentioned that, “the Career Fair was also a huge help in discovering the job I eventually accepted.” Attending the Career Fair on the Fox Joey had the opportunity to talk with the Madison Police Department (they’re hiring too) and discover that Madison was the place for him. Joey accepted a full time Police Officer position at the Madison Police Department. Using the Career Closet and attending the Career Fair on the Fox Joey was able to find his first destination after graduation, “I would encourage everyone to look into the services that are offered by Career and Professional Development as they have proven to be extremely helpful in the job search.” Joey appreciates all that campus has to offer and is “excited for this new opportunity in Madison and will always consider Oshkosh as my second home.

Congratulations, Joey on all that you have learned and your accomplishments!