Meet a Shocker: Addi Karsak

Addison Karsak, who goes by Addi, encourages Shockers to get involved with the campus community and to make sure to seek advice when they feel they are struggling. She will receive her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science with a minor in Health Management and hopes to continue her education by getting her Doctor of Chiropractic after graduating.

Addi is one of more than 1,400 students eligible for fall 2023 graduation. Learn more about her time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad.




Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science, minor in Health Management

What made you choose Wichita State University?

I chose WSU for their outstanding academics and their campus community.

What has been your biggest challenge as a student, and how did you overcome it?

My biggest challenge as a student would have to be learning how to study. In high school, I never learned how to study as school came quite easily to me. As I began my college journey, I realized that neglecting to study was not going to cut it. You must learn which study tactics work for you to achieve the grades you want. I overcame this struggle by consistently talking with my teachers if I did not understand a subject and devoting time in my day to sit down and memorize the material.

What's your favorite off-campus location in Wichita?

My favorite off campus location in Wichita hands down has to be Sweet Pops. It has such a chill vibe to study in, and I love their milk teas.

If you could choose a song to play when you walk across the stage at graduation, what would it be?

If I could choose one song to play at graduation as I am walking across the stage, it would be "RIGHT NOW” by Quasarpro and I Project.

What are your plans after graduation?

My plans after graduation are to get my Doctor of Chiropractic at Logan University. I want to become an expert in applied kinesiology and help other athletes become their healthiest selves. 

What advice would you give other Wichita State students?

If I could give one piece of advice to other WSU students, it would be to get involved. Talk to your teachers and classmates. Join a club. These are the things that have made my last three and a half years at Wichita State so enjoyable.

About Wichita State University

Wichita State University is Kansas' only urban public research university, enrolling more than 23,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

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