UW-Sheboygan is beginning a new Student Spotlight that will feature one student each month (September – May). The purpose of this feature is to highlight a UW-Sheboygan student's academic achievement and provide the community with an inside look into campus life and a greater understanding of the diverse profiles and experiences of our students. Our focus this month is on Sabrina Grube, a 2015 graduate of Kiel High School, who recently decided to pursue a degree in environmental engineering.
Name: Sabrina Grube
High School Attended: Kiel High School, 2015
Major: Environmental Engineering
Career Goal: My goal is to develop ideas and systems intending to make cities more efficient and self-sustaining.
Why did you choose UW-Sheboygan? I chose UW-Sheboygan because originally, I did not know what I wanted to major in. UW-S was a great option for me because it was a way for me to both get a quality education and graduate with an Associate’s degree while discovering what path was best for me.
Outside of being a college student, what takes up your free time? I do not have much free time, but apart from working, I do enjoy activities such as reading, kayaking, motorcycling, and road running. Using college to my advantage, I make sure to incorporate doing some of the things I enjoy into the campus experience such as working in the library, playing tennis, and much more.
Who is your favorite professor or staff member? I cannot say that I have specifically one favorite professor or staff member. Having on-campus jobs has allowed me the opportunity to talk with almost all of the staff. I enjoy getting to know everyone who makes the school function including the dean, advisors, librarians, janitors, food service workers, and many others. I also find it beneficial that most of my professors care to get to know their students on a more personal level, making it easier to connect in a classroom setting.
What has been your favorite class? I have enjoyed taking biology classes which promote getting outside and doing hands-on activities. Learning about how the environment works and being able to apply that information in real-world experiences is exactly what pushed me to begin majoring in environmental engineering.
What do you plan to do after UW-Sheboygan? After UW-Sheboygan I will be transferring to a 4-year college where I plan on majoring in Environmental Engineering and then deciding where to go from there.
Did the Inspire Sheboygan and Career Cruising info help you on your career path? Yes, I went into UW-Sheboygan without any clue of what I wanted to major in. After working with a great advisor, I began learning more about myself in Career Cruising by filling out assessments that matched my abilities and interests to different careers. I happened upon Environmental Engineering and was able to interview three environmental engineers and job shadow them around through Inspire Sheboygan. Career Cruising provides everything from comparing colleges to job searches and much more.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Sheboygan students? One piece of advice I would give someone is to try something new. It doesn’t even matter what, but then you can’t regret not trying something. Personally, I joined the tennis team - never having played before - and fell in love with the sport. I was surrounded by a great team and found another thing that, although I may not be good at, I do enjoy playing.