Meet UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield student: Sarah Burnett
High school attended: Marathon High School
Current program or major: Radio/TV/Film & Communication Studies
Why did you choose UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
When I graduated from high school, I moved to the Marshfield area to stay close to family. UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield was a great choice because it allowed me to save money and also hold a part-time job.
What surprised you the most about UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield when you arrived on campus?
I was surprised by the level of knowledge and success of the professors. This campus has one of the best faculty teams in Wisconsin.
Why did you choose your program/major?
I chose multi-media production because of my love for photography, my business and the changing social media landscape.
What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
I am learning how local business and entrepreneurship affects us as consumers and how we can affect our local community through our individual aspirations.
In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
I work at Target, participate in student government and on the campus’ InterVarsity team. I also run Faith Future Photography, shooting photos for senior high grads, events, weddings and more. I love photography. Having my own business benefits my college career and my future.
Who has been your favorite professor or staff member?
I love many of the professors at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield, but my favorite person on campus is Roxie Wetterau, director of The University Foundation. She knows how to make me smile. Last spring, I worked with Roxie on the “All my Sons” production. She helped me get into my role as stage manager.
What do you plan to do after UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
After I graduate with my associate degree in December, I plan to stay active as a Marshfield student by taking a few classes during the spring semester, help with the spring play and work full time at Target. Next summer, I have a marketing Internship lined up in Denali National Park in Alaska. Next fall, I plan to enroll at UW Oshkosh to finish my bachelor’s degree.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield students?
Stay on campus and get involved. Students who leave between their classes miss out on many fun and amazing opportunities put on by student-led clubs and by the Student Government Association. Although it’s a small campus, your ability to stand out and make a difference is much higher than on a large campus. Make those important personal and professional connections that will help you now and in the future.