BackgroundInterview Date:October 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: Catholic private college preparatory school in Chicago, IL with a graduating class of about 480 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Critical Identity Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I was in Greek life, I was on the Black Lives Matter Beloit, I worked for the Round Table newspaper, and I was a radio host for WBCR. I also played [a sport] and worked for the admissions office.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
I’d say the admissions work did have a huge impact on my work because I was able to see the school in a different light by having conversations with different students and having to figure out how to communicate with them. I had a lot of communication with administration and alumni, so that helped me gain professional experience. It gave me the chance to get in contact with the whole community rather than just being involved with my friend groups. On top of that, my [sports team] group and fraternity, having those smaller individual groups that I felt like I could come home to at the end of a long day. Knowing I had that community and support system there was very nice. Both of those experiences contributed positively.