Riley Watson

Ready to start his career before graduation.
Hometown Stillwater, MN
Major B.S. Manufacturing Engineering
Graduation Class of 2017

"As a student who transferred to UW-Stout, I was surprised to see the impact the campus had on me. Within a few months of transferring, I had joined a student organization, lined up an internship for the following summer, started an on-campus job and developed lifelong friendships."

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Riley Watson, while studying in Manufacturing Engineering program, machines metal in the manufacturing lab on campus. / UW-Stout

"I'm from Stillwater, MN and transferred to UW-Stout from UW-Milwaukee. Within just a few short weeks, it was evident that transferring to Stout was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

As a transfer student at Stout, I was surprised to see how a smaller campus could have the community feeling of a larger university. To me, Stout is the perfect balance between providing the feeling of a small town campus with the opportunity of a larger university.

Within just over a month of transferring to Stout my Sophmore year, I had an internship lined up.

Prior to the start of my Senior year, I had accepted a full-time role with the organization I interned with, Andersen Corporation. Any student who chooses Stout and puts in their time will graduate with a job offer."

Co-ops & Internships:

  • Two internships with Andersen Corporation

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Campus Tour Guide
  • Intervarsity
  • Love Your Melon