UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Alexandra Davison, English literature and communication studies major
New Position: Teacher at Daegu English Village in Korea
Hometown: Balsam Lake
Alexandra Davison, an English literature major at UW-River Falls, will be jetting off to a slightly warmer climate in her new position as a teacher at the Daegu English Village in Korea. The Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village is an English language immersion camp/school where students from Daegu Gyeongbuk and the surrounding area go to experience and practice English. UWRF has partnered with this school since 2014.
"I found out about this amazing program when I was wandering around the second floor of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building," said Alexandra.
How did UW-River Falls prepare you for your new career?
"UWRF allowed me to explore different avenues within classes, jobs, and the diverse campus organizations. Each one of these experiences allowed me to grow and challenge myself as a person. I was able to meet so many different personalities and cultures while I studied here that I was able to better understand the importance of global relations and interactions amongst my fellow students."
While attending UW-River Falls, did you have a particular class, faculty/staff member, or experience that was instrumental to your success?
"All the classes I took were beneficial and important to me. Even general courses gave me a more rounded perspective on different subjects. In fact, if I hadn't been required to take those I may not have discovered my passion for communications studies. However, what really made me feel like I belonged at UWRF was my experience in Phi Mu Zeta Sigma. Phi Mu also allowed me to create sisterly bonds with ladies who were just as dedicated in the academic pursuits as I was. This experience shaped my life here at UWRF."
What one piece of advice would you have for an incoming freshman attending UW-River Falls?
"When you come in as a freshman, remember that you have been given an opportunity to make yourself a better and more qualified individual within your community and society. What you acquire in your education is what you put into it. So challenge yourself and don't shy away from new experiences and remember to just keep moving forward!"