I am glad to have started at UW-Marathon (UWMC). Personally, the most valuable asset UWMC has is the Wisconsin Institute of Public Policy and Service (WIPPS). WIPPS offered me a truly exceptional experience. I met great community leaders and was offered the opportunity to work on influential projects (e.g. VITA, OXFAM Hunger Banquet, Raising of America, Campus Vote, and several others). Whenever I speak to students, either visiting UWEC or from my school district that are choosing between a community college or a four-year university, I almost always mention UWMC's connection to WIPPS. If I were to give a recommendation, it would be to promote the valuable internships students can obtain through their involvement with WIPPS.