Ready for Success: Kelly Bloomgren

May 29, 2015
Kelly Bloomgren

Photo: UW-Stout Spotlight Photo


Fairmont, Minn.


B.S. hotel, restaurant, and tourism management
B.S. real estate property management

Why did you choose UW-Stout? 

I knew UW-Stout had an excellent hospitality program, which is what I wanted to pursue at the time.

What are the biggest challenges you faced in getting your degree? 

The biggest challenge I had throughout college was balancing my work and school life. Financial situations are always a nightmare in college, but luckily I received scholarships from the university's foundation.

What stands out about your college experience? 

I traveled abroad to Spain for a wine and food pairing course. I interned in Seattle for a highly successful company, which turned into a career, and had numerous student leadership opportunities.

What’s next? 

I have accepted a position with Weidner Apartment Homes in Colorado. I did an internship with the company last summer in Seattle, and it was amazing.