• Alumni updates

  • Alex Becker

    Current status: Attending UW-Madison

    Field of study: Marketing and Management, Human Resources

    How they've used the skills learned in The Branch Academy:

    A few skills that Alex gained that have been helpful as a student at UW-Madison include:

    1. Time management: Maintaining schoolwork and extracurriculars
    2. Critical and entrepreneurial thinking: Thinking quickly and having a creative mindset
    3. Communication in a professional setting: Networking, establishing relationships with industry professionals
       

    "The Branch has had professional development value in that the experience stands out on my resume. I have used that resume a number of times during my first year in college, both applying for jobs and applying to the business school."

    "Another skill that has been super helpful is the ability to collaborate. The experience of working with students that I did not know, while keeping in mind their diverse expertise, was valuable."

    Session: The Branch Academy, summer 2017

    Project sponsor: Northcentral Technical College

    Visit Alex's LinkedIn account

  • Megan McCormick

    Current status: Test Engineer at National Decision Support Company in Madison. Graduate of Northcentral Technical College.

    How they've used the skills learned in The Branch:

    "The Branch gave me a hands-on experience in creating and implementing a strategic plan in a real-world business setting. Understanding this process has helped me in my current position as I takes on new opportunities and challenges."

    Session: The Branch, spring 2017

    Project sponsor: River Valley Bank

    Visit Megan's LinkedIn account

  • Sarah LaBorde

    Current status: 2018 graduate at Stratford High School. Will attend the School of Business at the UW-Madison in the fall of 2018.

    Field of study: Marketing and Business Administration

    How they've used the skills learned in The Branch Academy:

    "I found a passion for the business world through my experience. The Branch Academy taught me how to lead more effectively. I also was able to network with business professionals who have been able to guide me along this new path. The Branch Academy was a wonderful experience, giving me skills for a lifetime."

    Session: The Branch Academy, summer 2017

    Project sponsor: Northcentral Technical College

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  • Megan Unseth

    Current status: Renewal Underwriter at Church Mutual Insurance Company. Graduate of UW-Stevens Point.

    How they've used the skills learned in The Branch:

    Megan learned how to collaborate with others and how to find common ground to solve a problems. She gained the ability to gather input from others and form a solution using their ideas. Megan improved her communication skills, an ability that she uses each day at her work.

    Session: The Branch, spring 2017

    Project sponsor: AROW Global Corp

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