I cultivate and develop partnerships and build connections.
My day is filled with variety. It can be filled with meetings, phone calls and research on a variety of topics related to building partnerships and helping colleagues I work with. Communicating via in person, email and writing is essential to the work I do on a daily basis.
Practical experience in working with students. Internships in offices such as admission, student affairs, financial aid, students counseling, marketing, etc. Strong communication & creative problem solving skills as well as the ability to work in teams and independently.
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Get a well rounded education filled with opportunities to work with diverse groups of people.
"You should pursue something other than teaching because there are so many opportunities now for young women. You can do anything."
I listened and did not pursue a teaching career. However in the end I still wanted to work in education and that is what I have done just in different ways. Listening is not a bad thing and it actually can help create a path you otherwise would not take that can be meaningful.