United We Stand: Peterson Farm Brothers

On Sunday, October 8th, United We Stand presented the Peterson Farm Brothers who talked about agricultural advocacy and the power of social media. The Peterson Farm Brothers are a three brothers from Kansas who have a passion for agriculture and decided to show that passion by creating parodies of popular songs. Greg Peterson was there representing the Peterson Farm Brothers. He showed their very first parody that they filmed called “I’m Farming and I Grow It” and other popular parodies that they have done. Their first parody went viral on Youtube. This instant popularity showed the brothers how important social media is when you want to teach people about your passions. If you want to learn more about the Peterson Farm Brothers, check out their website:¬†http://www.petersonfarmbros.com/ . Have you seen any of the Peterson Farm Brothers videos? Which video is your favorite? Put your answers to the questions in the Discussion page.



Homecoming 2017: Going Global

What’s up 5 West!! It’s Homecoming Week here at UW-Platteville. There are a lot of events this week. I hope to see you out and about this week supporting your fellow Pioneers and Southwest Hall friends. Don’t forget to check out the Southwest Safari Banner in the MPSC and help out with the annual food fight by donating non-perishable food items.


The Southwest Hall volleyball team with the Sigma Alpha/ Sigma Phi Epsilon team.

Legendary Resume Tips

Resume tips are essential for anyone looking to make the best of a job search or a career fair. On the hallway bulletin board, I put up some great tips on how to make your resumes stand out in a good way to your future employers. What are some of your favorite tips or fonts to use on your resume? Check out the discussion page and put your answers there.

Suit Up!

On Wednesday September 20, 2017, RAs Jason, Katie, and Michaela hosted a program in the Southwest Hall Multipurpose Room. Suit Up! was a program that had a professional dress fashion show and showed a webinar about maximizing your career fair experience. The professional dress fashion show was a hit and many residents loved dressing up and showing us what is professional clothing and what is not. The residents that came also engaged in a discussion about why an outfit was professional or not. After the fashion show, RA Katie showed a webinar about maximizing your career fair experience. The residents who watched the webinar were able to hear helpful tips about giving their elevator pitch and how to make them stand out to the many recruiters that will be at the career fair. After the webinar, residents were able to ask the RAs questions about the career fair and the Career and Professional Development Office. What is your go to outfit for interviews?

Blue French Horns for Everyone!!

5 West check out your doors!! I put up new door decs on everyone’s door. The blue French horns will help introduce the new theme for the next bulletin boards that I will be doing. Can you guess what the theme is? . . . . . If you guessed “How I Met Your Mother” then you are correct. I hope that everyone loves the new door decs and are excited for the new boards. What is your favorite character from the show? Check out the discussion page to post your answer.

Finding Resources

If you are looking for resources around campus, you should check out the bulletin board in the hallway on 5 West. The board is modeled after the duck pull game at the carnival. All you have to do is flip up the ducks on the board and underneath each duck is a resource with its description, location, and hours if available. The resources listed are just a small selection of the available resources. If you are interested in learning about more resources on campus, just ask me and I can give you information about additional resources.