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Student Life

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The College Experience

To round out and really make the most of your technical college experience, we encourage all students to participate in various student life activities as much as possible.

Understanding that students already have a lot going on, student life activities provide valuable networking opportunities and can greatly enhance learning and social opportunities through the college. In some cases, for example with clubs and organizations, you can apply knowledge in practical ways and develop strengths in areas where you have less knowledge or experience.

Student Life Opportunities

  • Arts and cultural events (drama, musical performance, art exhibits, portfolio shows)
  • Skills competitions through SkillsUSA and other student clubs
  • Athletics (intramural and NJCAA) and even e-sports
  • Leadership opportunities like student ambassadors at the college and state level
  • Community involvement and service learning
  • Student newspaper
  • Global education and study abroad
  • Clubs and organizations
  • Student government
  • Academic honor societies like Phi Theta Kappa
  • On campus residence halls at many colleges
    • Fox Valley Technical College
    • Mid-State Technical College
    • Milwaukee Area Technical College
    • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
    • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
    • Western Technical College
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The Real College Experience

One of the biggest reasons so many high school students – and their parents – consider a four-year university is to get the real ‘college experience’. Experiencing life in the dorms, playing sports, attending games, and joining clubs are all important rites of passage. And they are all things also offered by Wisconsin’s technical colleges.

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Mid-State’s Ann Ilagan Reelected President of Wisconsin Student Government

Ann Ilagan is graduating this spring from Mid-State Technical College with her associate degree in Business Management, but not before making her mark on student government statewide. This April, Ilagan was elected by her peers to a second term as Wisconsin Student Government (WSG) president, giving her the rare honor of being reelected to the role. She will continue as president in the 2020–21 academic year, while enrolling part-time at Mid-State.

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