Dannette Young

Dannette Young

Academic & Career Advisor


Memorial Early College High School with St. Philip's College

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Began my work experience working for small businesses as a bookkeeper/small office manager/front office manager.
Started working for Comal ISD as support personnel in the Curriculum & Instruction Department at Central Office.
Transferred to Memorial Early College High School as the Student Services Specialist to advise and support students with high school academics and postsecondary planning.
Finished my Master's degree with teacher certification and continued in my role as Student Services Specialist and began teaching a College & Career Readiness Course to all 9th grade students.
Academic & Career Advisor with the same role of advising and supporting students with postsecondary planning and I continue to teach the College & Career Readiness Course.
Began pursuing my Principal Certification in a post-master's Educational Leadership Program at Texas State University.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Greenwood High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration in Management with a Concentration in Human Resources
Texas State University-San Marcos
graduate
Graduate
Master of Education in Secondary Education
Texas State University-San Marcos
graduate
Graduate
Educational Leadership, Principle Certification
Texas State University-San Marcos
Career

Career

Academic & Career Advisor

I educate and support students in all aspects of postsecondary planning that prepares them for their future after HS.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

My mornings are spent advising students about their postsecondary planning, scheduling college field trips, scheduling admission and military reps to present at our campus, planning ApplyTexas Bootcamps, Financial Aid Nights, FAFSA workshops, coordinating internship opportunities, and supporting staff in implementing college & career readiness within the advisory classes. My afternoons are spent teaching the College & Career Readiness course to our 9th grade students.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Training that supports college & career readiness. Seeking the knowledge you need to best do your job and either finding resources to best serve your students or creating them.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

I would recommend trying to find an internship opportunity or a entry-level position in that career area first to see if this really something that you want to do before pursuing it and possibly spending time and money on something that may not be a good fit.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration in Management with a Concentration in Human Resources
graduate
Graduate
Master of Education in Secondary Education
graduate
Graduate
Educational Leadership, Principle Certification
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You won't be able to get a job that makes money with only a bachelor's in business administration. You will have to get an MBA to get anywhere."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial