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Day in the Life

Career Services

Day in the Life

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Day in the Life...

The "Day in the Life" project strives to support students' career discovery. Our goal is to interview University of Wisconsin-Superior Alumni so that we can spark the interest of current students toward the Liberal Arts majors the University of Wisconsin-Superior proudly provides. By interviewing alumni, the project is able to highlight the success stories that come from a Liberal Arts Education and inspire current students to continue with their career discovery through a Liberal Arts Education.

Art Top of Page

Amber Rousse, Photo Retoucher, Graphic Designer and Owner of ARetouch, (Full interview text)

Biology Top of Page

Alyssa Breu, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services in St. Paul, MN (Full interview text)

Derek Miller, CEO Next Generation HKY and Fit Inc. (Full interview text)

Business Administration Top of Page

Ritchie Davis, Executive Director for Wisconsin Playground Warriors, Ltd. (Full interview text)

Ron Jasperson, Former Methods Supervisor for Andersen Corporation (Full interview text)

Jackie Wallgren, Assistant to the Commissioner for Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Full interview text)

Finance Concentration

Eric Bottolfsen, Banking Center Manager for Bank of America (Full interview text)

Lorraine Little, Senior Manager of U.S. Public Affairs, Liquid Operations, and Projects for Enbridge Energy (Full interview text)

Management Concentration

Ryan Yingling, General Manager for Screen Graphics/ Uniform Connection (Full interview text)

Marketing Concentration

Meagan Campbell, Recruiting and Development Coordinator for Northwestern Mutual (full interview text)

Chemistry Top of Page

Jennifer Maki, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the College of St. Scholastica (Full interview text)

Communicating Arts Top of Page

Debbie Aleff, Director of Ticketing for the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC) (Full interview text)

Journalism emphasis

Betsy Hill, Employment Technician Job Councilor for Duluth Workforce Center (Full interview text)

Mass Communication emphasis

Kimberly Brzezinski, Associate Attorney at Andresen & Butterworth, P.A. (Full interview text)

Mark Eggert, Show and Event Coordinator for Alpha Video and Audio (Full interview text)

Computer Science Top of Page

Ilya Yakovlev, Director of Center for Information Systems at St. Cloud University (Full interview text)

Josh Tynjala, Open Source Software Engineer (full interview text)

Economics Top of Page

Ryan Nelson, Assistant Vice President/Risk Manager for US Bank (Full interview text)

Graduate Level Programs Top of Page

Art Therapy emphasis (Master of Fine Arts)

Catherine Jonsson, Visual Artist/ Certified Art Therapist (Full interview text)

Guidance and Counseling

Benita Allen, Dean of Students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Ashland Campus (Full interview text)

Photography emphasis (Master of Arts)

Judy Nollet, Technical Writer/Instructional Designer (Full interview text)

Legal Studies Top of Page

Johanna Kirk, Attorney at Knudson, Torvinen, Jones & Kirk, S.C. (Full interview text)

Health and Human Performance Top of Page

Cassie Grubbe, Program Manager for American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (Full Interview Text)

History Top of Page

Amy Graves, History Interpreter for Minnesota Historical Society (Full interview text)

Human Resource Generalist Certificate Top of Page

Dawn Johnson, Staff Development Specialist at Essentia Health (full interview text)

Political Science Top of Page

Tom La Venture, Staff Writer with Crime & Courts beat for the Garden Island (daily newspaper) (Full interview text)

Psychology Top of Page

Dawn Johnson, Staff Development Specialist, Essentia Health (Full interview text)

*Dawn Johnson is an alum of the Human Resource Generalist Certificate program at UW-Superior. She earned her Psychology degree elsewhere.

Social Work Top of Page

 Heather Opsahl, Executive Director for Lake Superior Medical Society (Full interview text)

Sociology Top of Page

Brian Thorbjornsen, Social Worker for Fond du Lac Human Services Public Health Nursing Department (Full interview text)

Mike Sullivan, Doctoral Candidate in Linguistics at the University of Minnesota and future Assistant Professor of Ojibwe, College of St. Scholastica (Full interview text)

Transportation and Logistics Management Top of Page

Darren Gordon, Driver Manager for Halvor Lines Inc. (Full interview text)

Feature article on T&L graduates;

  • Joe Schiff-transportation and warehouse supervisor for Charter Films
  • Brian Granholm-logistics coordinator for Lake Superior Warehouseing Inc.
  • Kate Ferguson- marketing and traffic manager for CN/Great Lakes Fleet
  • Candice Belich-traffic coordinator for Midwest Energy Resources Company
  • Alissa LaValley-inventory controller for Cliffs Natural Resources


Individualized degree Top of Page

Crystal Taylor, Cheer America Coach (article from The Woman Today Magazine)

Mike Bodin, UW-Superior Campus Safety Officer (Full interview text)

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