Meghan Remington

Meghan Remington

Assistant to the Dean


Northern Arizona University

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was a student worker at ASU.
I took a part-time job after graduation (hotel and department store work).
I was hired at the ASU Foundation as an event planner.
I worked for ASU for three years before moving to Flagstaff where I took a job with NAU Alumni.
I worked for NAU Alumni for two years and decided I wanted more executive experience.
Which leads to me sitting where I am today; my experiences directly lead to my current job.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Red Mountain High School
Bachelor
Recreation and Tourism Management
Arizona State University
Graduate
Communication, General
Northern Arizona University

Career

Assistant to the Dean

I act as the Assistant to the Dean in the NAU College of Education and admin for the college.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

A LOT of things. Answering phones, greeting visitors, answering questions, all while keeping tabs on the Dean's calendar and prioritizing projects and events. Right now my desk is covered in holiday cards, items for signature, a couple of calendars, a tray of baked goods for visiting donors, and a slew of items that still need to be processed or filed. It's definitely a job that requires you to be a people person who can handle a little disarray.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Aside from general social decorum and admin savvy, you have to have a very good feel for how to work with executive leadership at a university. I am often sending emails and calendar requests on behalf of my Dean and have to play the part well. The ability to go with the flow and emote are pivotal as well. I get student complaints in my office and I have to be able to soothe them while directing them to the correct party. Organizational skills help, but are not required (ha, I would know).

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

My career is 100% attributable to my time as a student worker at ASU. Where I am today would not have happened if I hadn't started out working as a student at the ASU Foundation. That's where I met people and learned about our mission, and my connections at least somewhat impacted my hire after graduation (a huge deal in 2009 with the market crash). I became passionate about the importance of higher education and my path unfolded pretty organically from there.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Recreation and Tourism Management
graduate
Graduate
Communication, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Sometimes I wonder what I could have done with my career if I had been more ambitious and believed in myself. I always wondered if I could have been an engineer, but I never considered that degree program - I didn't think I could do it, so I never tried."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues