How many years have you been working in your field?
Describe what you do.
I meet with undergraduate college students to discuss their academic and career goals. I help students choose major, minor, and elective courses and serve as a resource to resolve many logistical issues that students encounter during their college career. I am a full-time advisor and serve as a resource to students majoring or minoring in English or History.
Describe how you do it.
I am available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm for students to make appointments with me to discuss topics which can consist of any of the following: scheduling courses, study abroad opportunities, scholarships, career planning, time management and academic success strategies, graduation review, adding/dropping classes, and changing majors. I work with first-time freshmen and new transfer students throughout the summer during our college orientation program. During this program, I give students an overview of the English and History majors, evaluate any past college credit earned, and then I help students register for courses.
Describe why you do it.
I love helping people accomplish their goals! I work with so many gifted students, many of who I learn something new nearly every day, and helping students reach their academic and personal goals is a true privilege. I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that requires a high level of attention to detail but also allows for casual conversation among students and my colleagues.
What was the first step you took to become what you are now?
I thought that I was going to be a high school English teacher, but I found college advising to be a better fit for me. I have earned my master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in order to obtain my current position.
What do you wish you had paid more attention to in school?
I wish that I had paid more attention in courses that were purely elective courses, like Introduction to Art or Spanish! I thought that since these courses were not going to be “required” in my desired career that they were not important, but I was very wrong. It is important to take advantage of every opportunity to learn something new in order to better understand the world, ourselves, and others around us.