Jodi Jung to graduate from UWP

April 28, 2003

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2003_04_28.jpgPLATTEVILLE-The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been the home to Sun Prairie native Jodi Jung for the last four years. Jung, the daughter of Larry and Judy Jung and Fern Jung will be finishing her academic career at UWP this May.

Jodi Jung, who had originally planned on attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which was closer to home, decided that UWP would be more satisfying to her needs. Jung attributes most of her success to the way classes are set up at UWP.

"I loved the size of UWP. There is also a very friendly atmosphere throughout the entire campus and the community," Jung said.

"I had a lot of classes where we worked in groups on a project. It's easy for me to work hard on something on my own, but to have to work with an entire group on something helped me to be more patient and compromising. I think that this will help me a lot in the workplace," Jung said.

After changing her major to public relations after her first year at UWP, Jung will be able to graduate in four years without having taken any summer or winterim classes.

It's important that even if you don't know what you want to do, don't put off looking for a major. Talk with an undecided advisor or job shadow," Jung recommended.

While at UWP, Jung was involved with many organizations. Last year she was the president for the Public Relations Organization (PRO) and this year she was elected the recruitment manager for the organization.

Through PRO Jung was able to become a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). She attended the annual convention, which was held this January in Anaheim, Calif.

"Going to the PCMA convention was great. It helped me to understand the professional aspect of public relations. I was able to meet some of the best public relations practitioners in the country and hear what they have learned. I was also able to do a lot of networking," Jung said.

Jung did her internship last summer with the Dubuque Humane Society. An internship is required for all communications majors to graduate. Although her internship is over, Jung still continues to volunteer there.

After graduation, Jung hopes to get a job with the Dane County Humane Society or near the Madison area. Jung will also be getting married this summer.

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