What’s your name, major and hometown?
- My name is Taryn Schuster and I am from Racine, WI. I am majoring in Public Relations.
What would be the most useful thing for me to know about you as a student?
- That I’m typically really on top of things, but sometimes just need a little reminder of due dates and such.
What do you wish was different about school?
- I wish that some classes weren’t so dry and all about the lecture.
Describe a moment in school last year when you felt really engaged. Why do you think that moment was such a positive one for you?
- I felt really engaged when I was taking my COMM1200 class and we had to give our group presentations. My group got along great, everyone did their share of the work, and we ended up giving a killer presentation. It was such a positive moment for me because we all worked really hard and it paid off. Plus, I was super nervous to talk in front of everyone, and I just proved to myself that I could do it and do it well as a matter of fact.
What do you think teachers think about you, and what do you wish they’d think about you?
- Because of my (sometimes) quiet personality, I think that teachers think that I am often not really engaged in class just because I don’t answer a lot of questions in class. I’m actually super engaged tho and always listening and taking good notes. Answering questions and participating more in a verbal sense is definitely something that I am trying to work on.
Tell me about a teacher who you feel knew you well. What kind of student were you in his or her class? What did he or she do to get to know you?
- I feel like I knew my high school history teacher, Mr. Scheller, pretty well. He was a super engaging teacher and was very straight forward with what you needed to know in his class, but also wasn’t afraid to make you think. Mr. Scheller is an alum of Marquette as well and actually encouraged me to apply when I told him that I didn’t think that I would get in. He wrote me an awesome letter of recommendation and I would often stop in his classroom during lunch to pick his brain about Marquette and the different programs they had. When acceptance letters were sent out and I found out I got in, he was the first person I told (besides my family and best friend) because I knew I couldn’t have done it without him.
If you could build a school, what would it look like?
- It would be pretty modern with a lot of natural light and windows. Also, it would have an awesome cafeteria.
What do you wish I would ask you so that I can be a good teacher for you?
- Asking us a lot of questions about the material we go over to make sure that we understand it would help a lot.
What makes a weekend day great for you?
- Spending it outside with my friends! Whether it be a beach day, a bike ride around Milwaukee, or a walk in in the park, I love to be outside. Also checking out new places to eat makes for a good weekend as well.