Rebecca Porinsky, mathematics '02
Data analyst for the U.S. Army at the Military Entrance Processing Command in North Chicago, Illinois
I chose Wisconsin Lutheran College because of the opportunities it offered as a small school – more individual attention, being able to run competitively, and the close-knit atmosphere.
I decided to be a math major because: I knew it would open doors to a wide variety of successful careers, math is challenging, and math was always my strongest subject growing up.
At present, I work for the United States Army at the Military Entrance Processing Command in North Chicago, Illinois, performing data analysis to support decision makers who set the entry standards and procedures.
My job is 100% “mathy.” WLC's math program and classes developed my analytical abilities, including: to consider and weigh multiple possibilities to answer a problem and to be able to think through and pull complex data queries.
A major in mathematics opens up a wide variety of career choices with very good pay. The program in place at WLC offers a myriad of courses that expose students to many different areas of mathematics, with small class sizes that allow for lots of individual attention – helpful to get through a few of the tougher courses!