About Me

I am a student at Moraine Park Technical College located in Wisconsin in the Information Technology-Web Designer/Developer and the Office Assistant program. I enrolled half time in the fall of 2010 to supplement my bachelor degree in graphic design. My background includes art and writing as well.

There are several reasons why I chose to be a student blogger for MPTC. The main reason is I want to help future and current students. Choosing a college is important and there are many things to consider when choosing one – programs offered, knowledgeable faculty, types of opportunities outside the class room, student life, location, cost – just to name a few. I’m hoping my blog gives you insight into what MPTC life is like and you’ll be able to get a sense of all these things. I also hope to provide information to current students about what’s happening on campus, how to get involved and some general academic advice. College is more than going to class and doing homework. If it were just that, you’d be missing out on the things that help you grow academically as well as personally. Attend some fun events, too, while you’re here. A break in studying can make you feel more productive when it’s time to go back to reading books, writing papers, or whatever activity your classes require.

Another reason I decided to be a blogger is that I enjoy my time at MPTC and believe in education. The staff and faculty are helpful and friendly. They want to help you and they want you to succeed. My academic program (which is web design, in case you’ve forgotten) includes specific classes covering real-world topics. It’s very hands-on, not textbook and test orientated. We discuss new technology and learn how it will affect our future career. I believe in education because the more you know, the more you can do, the more others can benefit from your skills and expertise.

Lastly, I chose to write this blog because I simply like to write and use the Internet to communicate with people. Moraine Park has given me this opportunity. That’s one of the amazing things about being connected to a college like MPTC. You can find all sorts of opportunities if you’re looking for them, and sometimes you can find great opportunities even if you’re not specifically looking for them.

With that being said, come back to my blog frequently to learn about my life as a Moraine Park Technical College student.

UPDATE: Even though I have graduated from MPTC and accepted a full time position in May of 2013, my life as an MPTC student continues. In the fall of 2013, I came back to MPTC to pursue the Audio-Video Certificate. If all goes according to plan, I will complete this certificate in December of 2014.

Thanks for stopping by!