Get to know Jakob Margetta

By UW-Marinette

Student Jakob Margetta

Age: 18

Hometown: Marinette, Wis.

High School Attended: Marinette High School

Current Program or Major: General Studies

Why did you choose UW – Marinette? I chose to attend UW-Marinette because I knew it would be a great place to start my college career. I can complete my general requirement classes and receive my associates degree close to home and avoid the high cost of a four-year university.

What surprised you the most about UW – Marinette when you arrived on campus? I was surprised by how easy going everyone is, including the professors and other staff members. They always have a smile on their face and are willing to help you with whatever they can. This makes for a positive and fun environment!

Why did you choose your program/major? As part of a business degree, I am looking into hospitality and restaurant management. I chose this because of the skills I have been practicing in my job at La Cabaña Restaurant.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding? I am learning many organizational and time-management skills that I will be able to use in any future career. These basic learning topics can be applied to “real life” situations too.

In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time? I work as a waiter at La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant. I also am the UW-Marinette Student Senate president and a member of the Student Ambassadors program. These activities are very important to me.

Who has been your favorite professor or staff member? Events coordinator Blake Pogrant has been one of my favorite staff members.  She is always positive and very helpful, especially with student senate and student ambassador activities. 

What do you plan to do after UW – Marinette? I have not yet selected where I want to continue my studies in the UW System. However, I do want to work toward a bachelor’s degree.

What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW – Marinette students? I have several suggestions to make the most of your college experience. First, get involved in a club. This will help you know what is going on around the campus.  Second, go to sports or other campus events, whether that be a movie night or participating in the Korean Spicy Noodle Challenge. These events are a good way to get away from the books when you need a break from studying and are fun ways to get to know other students or staff members. Third, get to know staff members in the solution center, tutoring center and the library. They are here to help you as well as being someone you can just have a conversation with. 



Brian Becker