GU-Green Bay Student of the Month Combines Passion for Science and Animals for Future Career

A veterinarian checking out a beagle dog.

Congratulations to Nicole Schrimpf, Globe University – Green Bay’s March Student of the Month! Nicole is in the veterinary technology program, working towards a career where she can combine her interest in science and passion for working with animals. She was nominated for putting her full effort towards her school work, doing very well in her classes, and for being a role model that is always willing to do what it takes to help others, even if that means putting her own needs aside at the moment.

Nicole received a certificate, was featured on a bulletin board on campus and on social media, and best of all – received a front-row parking spot for the entire month.

Learn more about Nicole and her experience in the veterinary technology program below:

Why did you chose the vet tech program?

I’ve always had an interest in both science and working with animals. The vet tech program gives me the opportunity to do both as a career!

Why did you choose Globe University?

I had heard a lot of good things about Globe and found that the small classrooms and accessible instructors made learning much easier.

Favorite part of the program?

This program has done a great job of building relationships with other clinics which makes it much easier for students to find a job after graduation.

Most interesting thing you have learned at Globe?

I’ve learned a lot about large animals that I didn’t know like goats love attention and want to be pet like dogs.

What you want potential students to know about Globe/Vet Tech Program/going back to school in general?

The vet tech program is a lot of work. You can’t just show up and expect to pass. If you’re going to finish the program you have to dedicate a lot of time and effort to learning the material but it’s worth it.

What do you do to stay motivated?

I try to remember why I started in the first place and tell myself every day I show up and work hard brings me one day closer to starting my career.

Who are your biggest supporters with school and why?

My mom is my biggest supporter in school because she’s been with me from the beginning. She was very supportive of me going back to school and has helped me through it.

What are you most proud of so far academically?

So far I’m most proud of attaining my Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Madison, but I’ll be just as proud to add my degree from Globe University when I graduate.

What has been your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge has been trying to find a balance between school, work, sleep, and a social life. I’ve had to learn how to prioritize and when to cut back on some things.

What do you do for fun?

I spend time with my friends.

If you could spend 24 hours with anyone, who would it be and why?

Patricia McConnell. She was one of my professors at UW-Madison and is an expert in animal behavior. I found all her lectures extremely interesting and would love to work with her for a day.

Favorite quote:

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson