Graduate Q&A: Samuel Bauer

May 18, 2017

Samuel Bauer

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

Name: Samuel Bauer
Hometown: Mukwonago
Major: Psychology

Awards, honors: Outstanding Student of the Year in the psychology program, Psi Chi

Why did you choose UW-Stout? It felt like home the second I stepped on campus. I stayed at UW-Stout because of the faculty and the help of my advisers.

What are the biggest challenges you faced in earning your degree? I worked three jobs almost every semester since freshman year, and I had to learn time management skills. It was difficult at times having to balance my social life and my academics.

What stands out among your college experiences? The people I met. I could not have survived four years of college, working all the time, and copious amounts of homework without my friends, co-workers, professors and advisers. They all were impactful in my growth as a student and a professional. They all took an interest in me and helped me be successful. I cannot say thank you enough to the wonderful people I have met here.

What’s next? I have just accepted a full-time position as an assistant strategist reporting to the Apple team at OMD in Los Angeles. In my position I will be responsible for analyzing different media spaces and helping to decide where to place Apple’s digital advertisements.