Whatever Career I Decide to Pursue, USM is Actively Setting Me up to Succeed

When Max Levatich ’16 returned to Milwaukee after spending a year in Europe where his father was employed, he was encouraged by his parents to check out USM. After shadowing for a day, his decision was made.

“It was the coolest place ever,” he recalls with a grin.

Max and his older brother Sam ’13 enrolled in 2009—fast becoming USM stars as high-achieving students, class leaders, and talented performers on stage. In fact, their parents keep a tall stack of playbills from over the years listing the two as leads in USM productions.

Max got the acting bug from Sam, who is now a junior at Yale and a member of the college’s oldest improv comedy group, The Yale Exit Players. Sam is majoring in computer science with a growing interest in video game design. “It is the perfect mix of theatre and technology skills,” he says.

Max, a senior at USM, says he wants to pursue a career in science and technology—maybe engineering. “Whatever career I decide to pursue, USM is actively setting me up to succeed,” he says.

The brothers speak highly of their USM teachers. “They are wonderful, smart people who are devoted to their students,” Max says. Sam reports that he was well-rounded and ready for Yale thanks to his USM education.

When asked about the sense of community at USM, Max brings up the play, Our Town, in which he had a starring role as George Gibbs. “This school is like Grover’s Corners,” he says. “Everyone is kind, loyal, and knows what is important in life.”

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