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Maider Yang

Maider Yang

“What I found interesting and rewarding at UWFox is that the campus, being smaller than most four year institutions, has a lot to offer.”

Age: 19

Hometown:Two Rivers, WI

Current residence: Combined Locks, WI

When attended UWFox: Fall 2009 - present

Background before UWFox:

“I attended Kaukauna HS and graduated in the spring of 2009.  While I haven’t traveled too extensively yet, I would definitely like to tour Europe in the near future.”

Why did you choose UWFox?

“I’ve always been a homebody and love to spend time with my family. It was really important that I find a college near my home so that I could continue a strong relationship with my siblings.”

Have you chosen a major?

“I have yet to declare a major. As of right now, I’m thinking about marketing, corporate communications, or possibly both.”

What are you learning that you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

“What I found interesting and rewarding at UWFox is that the campus, being smaller than most four year institutions, has a lot to offer. The professors are amazing, there are plenty of clubs and activities on campus, and the class sizes allow me to interact better with peers and professors.”

What are your career plans after UWFox?

“After college, I want what any other student wants: to get a good job and live a fulfilling life. At the moment, I’m not sure what career path I will take in the future but whatever it may be I hope I am happy with what I am doing.”

Other interesting things you’d like to share?

“I was very proud to have recently received the annual UW Colleges ‘August Derleth Award/Hugo Schwenker Award’ for creative writing. To think that my short story, ‘Hunger,’ was recognized out of hundreds of submissions…well, I couldn’t believe it!” 

[Note: The August Derleth Society provides a monetary award for the winning individual selected by a jury composed of UW Colleges English Department members.  The August Derleth Society is composed of people who admire Derleth's writing; he is considered to be Wisconsin’s most prolific author.]

 

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