Graduate Q&A: Allexxandra Nevison

By University Communications
July 21, 2017
Graduate Q&A: Allexxandra Nevison

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Following is a Q&A with one of the 1,375 students who received a diploma May 6 at UW-Stout: 

Name:Allexxandra Nevison
Hometown: Ellsworth
Major: Digital marketing technology

Awards, honors: President’s Award, graduating Cum Laude

Why did you choose UW-Stout? The cost, location, its online capability and the programs offered through the online interface.

What are the biggest challenges you faced in earning your degree? Over my last two years, I worked full time and went to school full time. Some of the biggest challenges were balancing my school work with my family and work. Another huge challenge I faced was the UW System budget cuts. The cuts cut many of my classes, which almost prevented me from graduating on time. In order to make up for the core curriculum courses being cut, I had to take independent studies, substitute courses and take online courses through other universities.

What stands out among your college experiences? My favorite was the interaction through the online program with my adviser, Kevin Tharp, and how interactive the instructors are with the students. Evan Sveum, one of my instructors for two years, makes a point to set time aside when it is most convenient for the students. Tharp and Sara Anger, the program services coordinator, are such great advocates and resources for the digital marketing technology program, and I am so fortunate to have them both as resources!

What’s next? I recently accepted a full-time position with Snap-on Tools at its corporate office in Kenosha as the data and research analyst for the Marketing Intelligence Department. I really enjoy analytics, improving the standard processes through automation and finding the "why" behind the numbers. Someday in the future, I hope to go back to school for my master’s in data analytics to really refine my skills and gain more of an understanding of data and how it correlates to the real world.