UWM grad leverages opportunities to earn a degree, land a full-time job

Katrina Hightower, information science and technology, nearly didn’t finish college. She was working as a mail carrier, taking night classes on the side. A UWM adviser helped her get a three-month internship at ManpowerGroup, which turned into a yearlong internship. Her work with Destination Innovation led to a workshop in New York for Kohl’s, which led to her getting a full-time job with the company as a software engineer.