Name: Jordan Wolf
Hometown: Oak Creek, WI
Course of Study: Elementary education and special education, early childhood minor
Why did you choose Carroll?
I was looking for a school that was relatively close to home, had small class sizes, a good education program, campus activities to get involved in, and was affordable.
The first time I visited Carroll, I had an extremely positive experience. Everyone I encountered was incredibly welcoming and helpful. I felt like if I were to attend Carroll, I would actually be cared for and get the support I was looking for from educators and professional staff. So far, Carroll has met, and even exceeded all other requirements and expectations I had while on my college search.
How has financial aid impacted your college experience?
Financial aid was a large decision factor in where I decided to go to college, and Carroll offered me the most financial support of all the schools I applied to. I would not be able to attend Carroll without financial aid and consider that a huge blessing.
What will a college degree mean to you?
Earning a college degree will mean that I have the opportunity and privilege to pursue my dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. I am extremely passionate about children, seeing them learn and grow, and making a positive impact on the lives of others. A college degree is a critical piece in making that dream a reality.
Have you learned something during college you didn’t expect?
I have learned a lot about communication, collaboration, and leadership during my time at Carroll so far. I have been presented with numerous opportunities to work with others, develop my own leadership skills, and gain experience putting all those skills to work in real life situations. It has blown me away how impactful those experiences have been, and how those communication and leadership skills transfer to academics, professional development, peer and employer relationships, organizations, as well as countless other aspects of life.
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to work as an elementary school teacher in the Milwaukee area. I hope to find a job in low income/high need school district. Such are the places where quality teachers are needed the most, and I believe that is where I can have the most impact on the lives of children.