Good morning, I hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday! We are back with the ninth installment of our Senior Series today! Our graduating senior is Joshua Konecke and he is originally from Kohler, WI. Joshua has been perusing a double major of English Literature and Communication with journalism, sports media, and social media emphases. Here is a little bit more about Joshua!
What was your favorite course?
English 324: Sheepshead Review
There are no shortcuts to success. You have to put in the work.
How are you feeling about the timing of the pandemic?
The timing of the pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time in my life. Not being able to finish my senior year on campus with the friends I’ve gained is hard, but it’s just another challenge, and every challenge presents the opportunity to grow and improve.
What will you miss most about UW-Green Bay?
Interacting with my classmates, who some have grown to be very good friends.
What was most memorable about your senior year outside of the pandemic?
Without a doubt the most memorable part of my senior year outside of the pandemic was being on the Nonfiction staff of Sheepshead Review during the fall 2019 semester. Nonfiction doesn’t get enough love as a genre, and I really enjoyed the many debates our staff had during the submission review process.
Any advice for future graduates?
I have two pieces of advice for future graduates. First, stay true to yourself. It’s perfectly alright to evolve as a person, but never feel like you have to change who you are to fit in with other people. Second, put in the effort and work hard in all your classes. I know it can be hard sometimes to stay motivated, but a great work ethic is something that will stay with you for the rest of your life, and college is the perfect place to start building that foundation.
From all of us here at Widows and Orphans, congratulations Joshua!