UW-Washington County’s Student Spotlight for September is on Jack Koskinen of Thiensville. A graduate of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jack plans to major in Psychology, with a career goal of becoming a mental health counselor. A returning sophomore, Jack will also serve as the Vice-President of UW-WC's Student Government Association.
The Spotlight highlights a UW-WC student’s academic achievement and provides the community with an inside look into campus life and a greater understanding of the diverse profiles and experiences of our students.
Name: Jack Koskinen
Hometown: Thiensville, Wisconsin
High School: Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, 2016
Career Goal: Mental Health Counselor
Outside of being a college student, what takes up your free time? I am involved in UW-WC's Student Government Association (SGA) and will be the Vice President this school year. I love being a part of SGA because we get to be the voice of the students and are able to plan events and activities for students. As Vice President I plan on continuing to help plan events for the students and make sure our SGA office is open and accessible to all students! I also work at a local catering company as a server. It's a lot of fun because I'm always working different cool events in different locations!
Who is your favorite professor or staff member? My favorite staff member is Tima Guled in the guidance office. She's always a friendly face around school and has answered so many questions for me about classes, schedules and transferring! She is also our SGA advisor and does a great job keeping everything organized. From working with her, I can tell she really cares about the students and wants them to have an enjoyable and beneficial experience at UW Washington County!
What is your favorite class? My favorite class was Intro to Psychology. I loved it because it gave a brief look into tons of different aspects of psychology.
Why did you choose UW-Washington County? I chose UW-Washington County because it was close to home and allowed me to save a lot of money while still earning credits that transfer to a four-year university.
What do you plan to do after UW-Washington County? I plan to attend UW-Madison and complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Advice for incoming UW-WC students? Work hard and use your resources like the library, tutoring center and your teachers!
UW-Washington County is located at 400 S. University Drive in West Bend. The campus is part of the University of Wisconsin System and offers freshman and sophomore level classes in over 250 majors. With dedicated faculty and small class sizes, it provides an optimal learning environment for area students. For more information about the campus, visit the website, washington.uwc.edu or email: firstname.lastname@example.org