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This Spotlight series recognizes a UWFox student’s academic achievements and personal story. Students are nominated for this spotlight by faculty and staff.

Name: Taylor Ciske

Age: 20

Hometown: Greenville, WI

Current program/major: Business Administration with Finance Emphasis

High School Attended: Hortonville High School

Why did you choose UWFox?

I chose to attend UWFox for multiple reasons. One of the largest influences on why I chose UWFox is the fact that it is close to home and provides students with small class sizes and the availability to interact with the professors in ways that larger campuses would not be able to compete with. The attractive tuition amount also played a role in my decision due to the fact that the lower tuition has allowed me to save for my final two years of college.

Why did you choose your program/major?

I chose business administration as my major because I have always been intrigued by how businesses operate and other various aspects of the business world. Another reason that I chose this is that every employer has a need for an individual with a business background, so the availability of jobs following graduation should be numerous.

In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?

Currently, most of my free time is spent working, which I don’t mind because it allows me to save money for my final years of college. When I am not at work or school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and watching movies.

What do you plan to do after UWFox?

After UWFox, I plan on transferring to UW-Green Bay to attain my bachelor’s degree. Following graduation, I hope to find a career in the area where I will be able to put my degree to use.

How have you changed since starting at UWFox?

Since I have started at UWFox, I feel that I have changed quite a bit. I am much more organized and more comfortable engaging in class conversations. My choice of major has also changed from a science major to a business major after having taken an introductory business course at UWFox.

What advice do you have for an incoming UWFox student?

My most important piece of advice for incoming UWFox students would be to complete assignments and projects earlier, rather than later. Don’t wait until the night before to study, rather, take half an hour every day and look over your notes. Also, don’t be afraid to talk to the professors as they have always been happy to help.

To learn more about beginning one of more than 200 majors at UW-Fox Valley and the options for transfer, call (920) 832-2620 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

UWFox is part of the University of Wisconsin System and one of the 14 freshman/sophomore campuses of the UW Colleges. UWFox offers an Associate of Arts and Science Degree, the foundation to a bachelor’s degree and specialized professional and occupational degrees.


Laurie Krasin