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Jon McGlin

Jon McGlin

"The professors at UWFox treat you as a colleague rather than as a student. They want to understand your point of view instead of just giving you information"

Age: 19

Hometown: Forest Junction

Current residence: Forest Junction

When attended UWFox: September 2007 - Spring 2009

Background before UWFox

After graduating from Brillion High School, McGlin enrolled at UWFox.  His work experience during and after high school included working at the Piggly-Wiggly store in Brillion and a month-long stint at Fort McCoy role-playing a wounded soldier on a simulated "battlefield," so medics could get diagnostic and medical practice. He is currently working in cell phone sales while he attends college.

Why did you choose UWFox?

"UWFox was close to my home and I was looking to save money. I just wasn’t sure that I wanted to jump into a four-year college right after high school."

Your chosen a major and plans after graduation from UWFox?

"I did a lot of thinking over the summer after graduating from high school and before I entered college, and I thought I wanted to go into mechanical engineering. I’m still not 100% decided on a major yet – but now think I want to pursue a degree in business, business administration, or finance."

I’m applying to a number of different four-year universities, looking for what they have to offer for business or finance majors. Since I love building stuff and designing things, I might incorporate mechanical design with my business-related major. As far as my career plans after graduation, I want as much education as I can get. I want to be established with a four-year degree before I go out to find a job."

What did you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

"There’s a greater variety of classes here as compared to my high school experiences. For example, a history course I had at UWFox was much more intense than high school and I really liked what I learned. My courses in philosophy and anthropology provided me with many new and very different perspectives. The professors at UWFox treat you as a colleague rather than as a student. They want to understand your point of view instead of just giving you information."

 

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