Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams

Associate Program Director, Student Center


Georgia Institute of technology

Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
B.A. Sociology
Georgia State
graduate
Graduate
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Miami University
doctorate
Doctorate
Ph.D. Sociology
Georgia State
Career

Career

Associate Program Director, Student Center

At Georgia Tech, I manage facilities, support programs, and manage activities to create vibrant campus environment.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Politics
Politics
Helping People
Helping People

Day to Day

Working in Higher Education, there is no typical day or even a typical hour. One moment i'll be advising a student on their event or life and the next i'll be leading a team meeting to discuss how we can support over 100 student emplyoees who work in the Student Center here at Georgia Tech. As part of my responsibilities I manage a large portfolio of student events, graduate student programming, and serve on various committees across campus.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I think what I learned that helped me the most is the willingness to go above and beyong expectations and show that I contribute. Whether volunteering at a colleagues event or being an ear for someone to vent....the interpersonal skills of working with peers is one of the most important skills to develop.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
B.A. Sociology
graduate
Graduate
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
doctorate
Doctorate
Ph.D. Sociology
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You won't make any money....you should do something respectable like law"

I think about it this way....when I am facing my final moments on earth, I want to look back on my life and be happy with the choices I made and the man I have been. Whether it is the opportunity to support students growth or the hard moments of supporting a campus through tragedy, I have a job that restores my soul and I wouldn't have it any other way.