Congratulations Class Of 2011!

Posted: May 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to all those who recently graduated, we did it! Looking back at the last few years I am able to see just how far I’ve come. I can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment, and am sure I share this feeling with my fellow graduates. I am looking forward to spending the next three months enjoying summer in Madison. I am keeping busy with my internship as well as two new jobs. I am also looking forward to going to a variety of festivals, making a trip to WI Dells, traveling to Minneapolis and Chicago, and spending time with my family and friends.

I recently got news of my acceptance into the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where I will be going on to school to complete my B.A in Communication Studies. This will be a new and exciting time for me as I continue my educational journey. I will be sad to leave Madison as it’s become home to me. Most of my friends are moving as well to start careers, continue their education, or to travel. It’s an exciting time for us all!

As an incoming transfer student there is a lot to think about, from transferring my credits to finding housing. At times it can be overwhelming to keep track of everything that needs to get done before I make the move come September. Multiple trips to the Twin Cities have occurred the last couple months to get acquainted with Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota campus. Each visit up to the twin cities has made me feel more and more comfortable with moving up there.

I decided to pursue my educational goals at the University of Minnesota because I wanted to attend a school that was out-of-state but also affordable, which is possible due to the reciprocity agreement WI has with Minnesota. I wanted to be in a bigger city than Madison, but still close enough to WI so I could still get home when need be. I am very excited to be living in a new place, and am looking forward to all the new opportunities and experiences I will have.

Transferring from the technical college to a university, I am expecting a lot of changes. I feel that the technical college has prepared me to make an easier transition into the University setting. The technical college system has aided me in improving my studying skills, helped me gain real world job experience and given me the chance to pursue my educational goals.

For now though, I am going to enjoy my last few months in Wisconsin, especially now that summer is here!

  1. Wendy Soucie says:

    Manoel, Thanks for sharing your experiences with the Madison College System. Although we are related (I am your favorite aunt right?) I have to say as a parent of a current student in the Auto Tech program you provided some additional insight into the life at a Technical College. Some info was the kind I couldn’t get directly from my son at times who is in the thick of classes. It helped me feel he made the right choice.

    As a social media consultant, I was proud to see your efforts at blogging and see the results of the Social Media Marketing Certificate. You are doing more than most businesses people at this point and have some good experience to take with you to the Twin Cities.


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