Meet UW-Marshfield/Wood County student: Alireza Hosseinlar
Hometown: Tehran, Iran.
High school attended: Sayfol International School
Current program or major: Software Engineering
Q: Why did you choose UW-Marshfield/Wood County?
A.H.: I chose UW-Marshfield/Wood County because it’s a small and safe campus. I love the community around it, Marshfield is a great town. The staff and professors are very nice and understanding. I just like everything about this campus.
Q: What surprised you the most about UW-Marshfield/Wood County when you arrived on campus?
A.H.: The welcoming atmosphere definitely surprised me. Even though I was quite shy in the beginning, I was welcomed by the friendly staff and students. It’s easy to make friends here.
Q: Why did you choose your program/major?
A.H.: I chose software engineering because there are many job opportunities in this field. Moreover, it requires a lot of thinking and problem-solving strategies, which I enjoy doing. It is just fun and cool to code! It’s mind blowing how much power programmers have; they can literally make the computer do anything.
Q: What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
A.H.: It requires a lot of time and thinking. However, it is fun and enjoyable. It involves a lot of problem solving and that is always interesting.
Q: In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
A.H.: I don’t really have much free time. I like keeping myself busy. However, if I had more free time, I would be outside playing soccer or on my Xbox playing Fornite.
Q: Who has been your favorite professor or staff member?
A.H.: I like them all. There is no favorite for me. They are all very patient, friendly and caring.
Q: What do you plan to do after UW-Marshfield/Wood County?
A.H.: I’m planning to transfer to UW-Platteville to continue pursuing my bachelor’s degree in software engineering.
Q: What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Marshfield/Wood County students?
A.H.: Always ask questions. No matter how silly it might sound, sometimes those silly questions get you new friends or even extra credit. Try to get involved as much as possible, sign up for clubs and show up at events. I’m part of the ambassador team and participate in student senate, InterVarsity, International Club and serve as a math tutor. There is so much to do, just get involved!