Meet UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield Student: Elijah Wibben
High school attended: Wisconsin Virtual Academy
Current program or major: Psychology and Genetics
Why did you choose UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
Primarily, I chose UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield due to its location. Marshfield is my hometown so attending the Marshfield campus provides me with a strong start to my postsecondary education without relocating.
What surprised you the most about the university when you arrived on campus?
What has surprised me the most is the supportive atmosphere at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield. Professors and staff members display a consistent drive to assist students achieve their academic pursuits.
How or when did you discover your purpose? How did UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield faculty/staff help?
I first discovered my purpose following an unideal experience with an AP (Advanced Placement) history course during my junior year at Wisconsin Virtual Academy. After deciding to switch courses, I took AP psychology and instantly fell in love. Since attending UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield, school faculty members have provided me with insight as to what courses would fuel this purpose.
Why did you choose your program/major?
My selection of a double major in psychology and genetics stemmed from a combination of my fascination with psychology and the surprising degree of overlap between these fields.
Who has been your favorite professor or staff member?
So far, my favorite professor has been Associate Professor of Biology Laura Lee. Her classes are both intriguing and engaging. Furthermore, she is fully committed to the success of her students.
In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
My free time is typically consumed by working at a law office. For enjoyment, I typically pair up with friends to partake in team-based video games.
What do you plan to do after attending UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
After completing my associate degree, I plan to attend UW-Madison to continue my studies in psychology and genetics.
To make the most of their college experience, what advice do you have for incoming students?
Post-secondary education is an investment in yourself to attain the highest understanding possible. Whether this translates to longer study hours, asking an instructor to re-explain a topic or requesting personal assistance, it is crucial students place substantial focus on their academic success.