Happy Thursday everyone! Today is the start of the Senior Series, where we will be showcasing the graduating seniors in the English Department. Our first senior in the Senior Series is Emily Gerlikovski. She is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin and has been pursuing majors in both English Literature and Communication here at UW-Green Bay. She has also obtained an LGBTQ+ Studies Certificate. Here’s a little bit about Emily!
Over your time at UW-Green Bay, what is one thing that really stuck with you?
Something I learned specifically in the English department is to be more confident in my opinions. I’ve always been the type of person who wants to agree with others and have people agree with me, but sometimes the best discussions and learning moments in English come when people disagree on something.
What was your favorite course?
Great Works: Tolkien with Prof. Hall.
How are you feeling with the timing of the pandemic?
I’m not happy with it haha! It’s messing up my last semester and graduation, as well as my planning for graduate school. But my family is healthy, so I am very happy about that.
What was most memorable about your senior year outside of the pandemic?
I was recently awarded a Chancellor’s Leadership Medallion; that has been pretty memorable!
What will you miss most about UW-Green Bay?
I will miss the campus environment and the connections I have made here. I will also miss taking English courses, as I will be going to grad school for Communication instead.
Any advice for future graduates?
Definitely plan out your semesters and don’t overload your last couple. You’ll want more time to apply for jobs/graduate school your senior year, and doing that with 18 credits, jobs & extracurricular activities is not a lot of fun. So if possible, plan ahead so your last semesters won’t be overwhelming.
On behalf of us here at Widows and Orphans, congratulations Emily!