It seems strange that there was time when Paige Ford was unsure of her future.
"When I came in, I didn't know what I wanted to do," she said. "I didn't want to move to a campus far away, choose a major and find out that I couldn't finish it there. So my intentions were to just come here for a semester or two, figure out what I wanted to do and leave."
Since arriving at UW-Superior, the picture has become much clearer for Ford.
"I ended up really liking the campus," she said. "I'm from the area and I've always liked this area. I like the way it's a very nontraditional school. A lot of the people here on campus are more mature, so it doesn't feel like high school again. You feel like you're in a much more mature spot with so many nontraditional students here."
The Superior, Wis., native is a triple major – Accounting, Finance, and Management – while also serving as president of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and the secretary of the Department of Business and Economics (DBE) planning committee. She also works two on-campus jobs and as a bookkeeper for St. Anthony Catholic Church in Superior.
"I've kind of got my fingers in a lot of pots," she said. "Unless the campus is closed, I'm here."
With the heavy course load as a triple major, Ford believes here education will put her in a position to be successful no matter her career field.
"My teachers are very engaging, which is what I really like. It's not just lectures and 'here's some group problems, work on them'" There's a lot of group work, you have to figure out how to explain a concept to someone else – which I really like."