UW-Green Bay has presence

Recruiter is on site for students at Downtown Campus in room S-115

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Meet Arlene Torres, MATC’s new UW-Green Bay advisor and recruiter. Her office is located on the first floor in the Welcome Center at the Downtown Milwaukee campus.

Technical colleges are a great steppingstone to a university and a four-year degree.
Throughout the semesters, recruiters from universities assist students with planning their transition to the university of their choice to continue their educational pursuits. UW-Green Bay has made a permanent commitment to our Downtown Milwaukee main campus by providing a recruiter onsite. Arlene Torres has an office in the S Building in Room 115 where she can be found on Mondays and Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays by appointment.
Torres has the dual role of admissions and academic counselor; she stays with her students from acceptance to graduation. She becomes a mentor to her students to keep them motivated to complete their degree programs.
Mentoring students is critical to their success especially if the student takes full advantage of all of the resources Torres has to offer. Green Bay has a more affordable tuition structure than several other UW locations, primarily in the online programs.
Online is more appealing to older students who have busy lives. One of the best advantages Torres has to offer is strong internships that are tailored to the students’ needs and desires. Most are unpaid, but often lead to permanent employment. Some internships can be experienced without being in a program, but the student must be accepted and admitted to the degree program.
The Applied Studies program is the main program that will accept up to 60 credits and admit students at junior status. Transfer guides give a complete breakdown of all programs and courses that will transfer and are very easy to understand.
Torres spends significant time making instructors and advisers aware of her presence so they can help make sure to gain access to her benefits. Arlene says, “I care  lot about my students’ success, so my satisfaction is seeing my students cross that stage at graduation. Also to see my students improve on a personal and professional level, and make a positive change in their communities.”
Having a campus presence is especially helpful for students that cannot make it to the recruitment days, and for new students that may not be thinking about how and where they want to transfer. Torres’ presence is also reassuring for students who want to make sure their credits transfer, and she can answer all questions as they come up.

I care lot about my students’ success, so my satisfaction is seeing my students cross that stage at graduation. Also to see my students improve on a personal and professional level, and make a positive change in their communities.”

— Arlene Torres, MATC UW-Green Bay advisor and recruiter