How you meet people through different activities is very important to me. These activities combined with classes at UW-Superior connects you even more
A positive experience, a familiar place and a familiar face had Mieszko Brikis wanting to take another long trip from Germany to Wisconsin.
“I spent a year in Wisconsin for an exchange program during high school,” said Mieszko. “My host brother decided to come to UW-Superior, and even though I was accepted by a lot of schools, I decided to come here too. It was assuring to have someone here that I knew.”
Once he was on campus, Mieszko soon found that it wasn’t difficult to make even more friends.
“I got really involved in campus life, and I really like that component of the culture at UW-Superior,” he said. “How you meet people through different activities is very important to me. These activities combined with classes at UW-Superior connects you even more.”
Having the opportunity to join student organizations and participate in activities outside of classes was something Mieszko didn’t have the opportunity of doing in Germany, so he took advantage of it.
“I’m involved in student government, Health and Human Performance Club, Triathlon Club and many activities that the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black Student Union host,” said Mieszko. “I believe it’s a huge advantage to be at a university with so many resources.”
Along with getting involved with campus life, Mieszko is quite involved academically as well. He double majors in Community Health Promotion and Exercise Science.
“I’m personally invested in my majors. I like to really dig into the material,” he said. “I’m also very into research and reading about research in the industry.”
Being interested in research, Mieszko completed the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) that studied college athletes and their eating habits.
“I presented my research in Canada, and I’ve received appropriate recognition. Mieszko is currently working on publishing his research in a journal. These accomplishments gave roots to what I want to do with my future.”
Mieszko is planning on going to medical school after graduation as he is very interested in applying his research to subjects.
“I haven’t decided if I’ll stay in the United States or go back to Germany,” he said. “I’m not quite sure if I want to sacrifice the activities you’re given as a student here for free tuition to med school. Though I decided it was best to get my experience here at UW-Superior for my undergraduate, and I am so glad I did.”
He sees himself specializing in sports medicine and working at an institute with athletes and the general population doing what he loves most, research.
UW-Superior offers students many hands-on experiences through internships and research. If you’re interested in research opportunities like Mieszko, contact Admissions today.