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Pouyan Ghalehmalek

I’m always in touch with my instructors, and they will always help me. The class sizes help so much, and I feel like I’m getting more out of my education that way.
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Experience is a great drive for many students in what university they choose to attend. Pouyan Ghalehmalek had a world of options for where he could go, so the fact that he is a Yellowjacket really means something.

“I had about 4,000 universities to choose from. I knew I could do much more here, so I travelled 5,000 miles for this choice,” Pouyan said. “With the scholarship I was offered, the beautiful campus and small classes, UW-Superior was the perfect place.”

Pouyan came to UW-Superior knowing exactly what he wanted to study, so he looked outside his majors and put a focus on being involved in organizations.

“I wanted to get as involved as I could, and my freshman year was great. There’s a lot of stuff to do here,” he said. “I wanted to get a great experience and explore. I wasn’t going to waste my chance at all these opportunities.”

After his first year, Pouyan had made many connections on campus, and he admits, adapting to life here was easy.

“People are so friendly here that there was no culture shock. It’s just like home for me,” Pouyan said. “I love this campus so much. You never feel left out. It’s the people that make it great.”

Getting connected has allowed Pouyan to take on learning about others and, in turn, helped him learn a lot about himself.

“I appreciate the perspectives here and seeing life from another person’s eyes. It’s a whole new world, and I’m trying to take in as much as possible,” he said. “It adds a lot to the experience you have here, and the diversity helps you learn so much. I’m enlightened.”

Now that he’s gotten into his academics and taking in the experiences in the classroom, Pouyan has also enjoyed his time in the Accounting and Computer Science programs.

“I’m always in touch with my instructors, and they will always help me,” he said. “The class sizes help so much, and I feel like I’m getting more out of my education that way.”

Pouyan plans on working in Optional Practice Training after graduation for two years to get hands-on experience before starting his master’s and eventually his Ph.D. He believes starting his career here will give him an even bigger upper hand back home.

With all of the student organizations to get involved in on campus, and the activities off campus, UW-Superior is a great pace for people of all interest to study. Contact Admissions today to see how you fit in here.