For soon-to-be UW-Stout students and graduates, Ryan said, “Don't be afraid to take some risks, such as moving out to a different state for an internship. As scary as it may seem with all the unknowns, you learn a lot about yourself and what works best for you, and it could lead to a full-time position after graduation.”
How well has UW-Stout prepared you to work in your field and why?
My Stout experience has taught me how to handle myself in the real world.
Not only did I improve my problem-solving skills with the hands-on classroom approach, but I also learned how to communicate effectively with my professors and classmates, and I feel that those skills will help me after graduation.
Throughout my coursework at UW-Stout, I was exposed to many different technologies used in the computer hardware/software industry. Having that exposure helped me during my internships to contribute to more work right away. And having an internship experience prepared me for classes I had yet to take by exposing me to more industry-related things.
What stands out about your UW-Stout experience?
One thing that stands out to me about my Stout experience is the people. Most everyone I have met in classes or in athletics has been willing to offer help when needed. We all want each other to succeed, and those symbiotic relationships help grow programs regardless of whether it is in school or life. That alone has helped me in my internships and industry experience to be successful.