Jess was a student-athlete on the volleyball team during her undergraduate career where she also earned a degree in finance. Her “mentors, coaches, teammates and classmates made it an easy decision” to continue at UW-Whitewater for her Master’s degree.
The most helpful resource for Jess in the Athletic Administration program were the instructors. Her instructors efforts to get to know her as a person as well as her career goals “made [her] passion for [her] degree and career soar”. She felt her instructors were devoted to her success.
She is currently the Director of Volleyball Operations for Marquette University. Jess said her instructors and classmates from NCAA Division I schools were a great resource in terms of “understand[ing] the differences and positives aspects of each division”. When asked about advice she would give enrolled students she said to take the initiative to get to know your professors because they will open many doors in terms of career opportunities as well as support as a student.